Let’s get back together! Register now for the National Convenience Show, Britain’s biggest event for the convenience retailing sector which returns 25th – 27th April at the NEC, Birmingham.

National Convenience Show is the place for convenience retailers to catch up on what really matters in the food and drink industry, and gather fresh ideas to take your business forward. Make a date now to get fresh insights and grab a coffee and breakfast on us every morning!

Throughout the show, you’ll discover a raft of new product launches and innovative thinking. Talking shop? Find inspiration in The Retailer Hub’s speaker sessions. Want to get in on the health food revolution? Find out more in our dedicated Healthy & Natural section. And while you’re at ‘NCS,’ visit our sister events, all under one roof.

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With the show fast approaching, here's a glimpse of some highlights visitors can expect:

#1: Make it your business to be ‘Healthy & Natural’! (Open throughout the show)
Get up to speed on free-from, organic, vegan, veggie and nutrition brands, and non-food and drink lifestyle products with a sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly message. Visit our dedicated Healthy & Natural area and catch the latest food and drink products offering healthier choices. Exhibitors include Andros Chef, James White, The Buyer’s Discovery Club, Innocent and Radnor. Find out more here.
(Venue: Next to The Grocer Talking Shop Live stage)

#2: Bites And Insights: Fuel to power your day (10:20, 25th April 2022)
How people shop for groceries has changed dramatically in the last 18 months...but which habits are here to stay, why are shoppers staying local and how can your time at National Convenience Show help you maximise the new opportunities? Grab a breakfast bite and a coffee on us as we take you for a spin through the hot-off-the-press consumer insights from Lumina and guide you through making the most of your visit to the NEC.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)

#3. Tapping into talent: Convenience Store’s Rising Stars (11:00, 25th April 2022)
A fresh generation of retailers is busy changing the c-store game. So Convenience Store is celebrating the best of the new batch live at the show, discovering how they harness innovation, seize new opportunities and raise the reputation of the sector with exciting ideas and approaches to retail.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)

#4. Channelling growth: The state of convenience 2022 (12:00, 25th April 2022)
No-one has worked harder than c-store retailers to serve their communities through Covid-19. And now it’s time to take stock as convenience leaders from the symbol groups come together to explain how they’ve adapted, share new opportunities and assess how the channel can return to strength in 2022.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)

#5. Premiumisation: the inside story with Convenience Store Editor Aidan Fortune (13:50, 25th April 2022)
Faced with financial pressures, consumers are looking for premium treats that won't break the bank. And that generates profit opportunities for retailers. Take your seat for actionable insights from Aidan Fortune and the panel. Learn how to balance an upscale offer with affordable value, and don’t miss our tips on customer communications. Plus, we’ll look at what products will get the premium treatment next.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)

#6. What do the HFSS regulations mean for local shops? (14:50, 25th April 2022)
As a retailer, you can’t know too much about HFSS! Edward Woodall, Government Relations Director at the Association of Convenience Stores, explores what the new regulations to restrict the promotion of high fat, salt and sugar products mean for local shops. Plus, find out what’s next on the Government’s obesity-tackling agenda, and identify ways for your store to positively engage.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)

#7. Tech talks: Powering the modern c-store: (10:20, 26th April 2022)

From social media to reaching omnichannel customers, new tech has shaped and supported what cutting-edge c-stores offer today, while improving efficiencies. So how can retailers seize opportunities to boost the bottom line? Convenience Store Editor Aidan Fortune, Blonnie Whist, Insight Director at Lumina Intelligence and our expert team explain how you can make it happen.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)

#8. Sustainability in convenience: What does the future hold? (13:50, 26th April 2022)
With customer sensitivity about single-use plastics and sustainable sourcing rising all the time, and further political action a certainty, what can small shops do to demonstrate their ethical and sustainable credentials? Aidan Fortune and our experts investigate new legal requirements, hear from forward-thinking retailers, discuss how COVID may have shifted priorities and talk about packaging challenges and innovations on the horizon.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)

#9. Innovation, innovation, Innovation!
The National Convenience Show floor will be buzzing with new product launches, with exhibitors including Birds Eye, F’real, Republic Technologies, Ritter Sport, Weetabix and 88vape. Spot the rising stars, and connect with new and existing suppliers. Your time’s important, so make every minute at ‘NCS’ count – before you go, visit the 'Innovation' product category here and browse what’s new for 2022.

#10. Don’t just take our word for it...
Here’s what our visitors said about the last National Convenience Show:

“I come to NCS to learn new initiatives, new innovations and to network with retailers and with other people from the industry.”
Paul Cheema, Director, Malcolm’s Stores

“We always go home with at least one new good thing for the business which always makes our visit to NCS worthwhile.”
Neil Palmer, Wrenbury Stores

The UK Food & Drink Shows are an opportunity to celebrate the return of our exhibitions across food development, grocery, manufacturing, specialist retail, wholesale and foodservice at the NEC Birmingham from 25-27April 2022. National Convenience Show will run alongside Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show and The Forecourt Show.

The UK Food & Drink Shows are a product of the award-winning team at William Reed. Now more than ever, you can trust us to bring the whole industry back together and furnish you with the information, insight and connections you need to navigate the future in the best way possible.