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Tokyo and Hong Kong Study Tour, March 2018

By | 2018-06-05T09:29:42+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  The IROF visited Tokyo and Hong Kong in March 2018 and were hosted by Family Mart Japan and The Grand Hyatt in Tokyo and by Dairy Farm Group and Convenience Retail Asia in Hong Kong. Japan and Hong Kong are two of the world’s most dynamic Convenience retailing incubators alongside the UK, Ireland, USA and [...]

Meet the Leader: the thoughts of Dr Henry Armour NACS President & CEO

By | 2018-02-02T15:08:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

   Blue Ananta on behalf of The Retail Leaders Forum hosted a dinner on 24 January for NACS President and CEO Dr Henry Armour at The Andaz Hotel in London. Attending the dinner was leadership from the Association of Convenience Stores, Booker Retail Partners, Compass Group UK, Conviviality Retail, Sainsbury’s, Simply Fresh, Spar UK, Tesco, RI, [...]

The Shape of Convenience in 2018

By | 2018-01-24T13:35:24+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Categories: The marketplace, Uncategorized|

I was recently asked by the CEO of an international oil business, “what is convenience retail”? This is a great question! NACS defines a convenience store as a retail business that provides the public with a convenient location to quickly purchase a wide variety of consumable products and services, general food and gasoline. In reality US C-stores remain focused on  ‘Cokes, Smokes & Gas’ [...]