A convenience store is generally a small, local retailer which sells a limited selection of everyday staples, including snacks, baked goods, dairy products, shelf-stable food products, and drinks. Sometimes known as corner shops in the UK, most convenience stores are easily accessible and have long opening hours to cater to shoppers’ needs. Such stores may also be a part of petrol stations, where consumers can pick up some essentials while refueling their vehicle. Along with their local counterparts, many well-known supermarket retailers also operate a large number of convenience stores across the UK.
Members of the Millennial and Generation Z cohorts were the most likely to regularly shop for everyday products in convenience stores in the UK according to a recent survey. Baby boomers were the least likely, with just five percent of respondents regularly using this shopping channel. The average spend per visit to local convenience stores
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