According to a survey commissioned by Bestway Wholesale, over 72% of consumers are likely to visit their local convenience store to buy items they have either forgotten or run out of over the Easter period.
With the multiples operating reduced opening hours over this period, the company says Easter Sunday in particular provides a strong opportunity for convenience stores.
Of the 2,000 respondents, 52% said they shop in their local c-store at least once a week, with staple groceries the most popular items.
Daily commodities, such as bread, milk, butter and eggs, are most likely to be bought by shoppers (60%), followed by 45% for confectionery and 31% for soft drinks.
Bestway serves around 40,000 retailers across its retail estate of symbol stores (headed by best-one), franchisees and members of its retail club, plus Bargain Booze, Wine Rack and Xtra Local outlets.
Paul Adams, head of sales & development for best-one, said: “This new survey reinforces the importance of local convenience stores as the nation’s go-to ‘port-of-call’ for essential, or forgotten, shopping items, especially over Bank Holidays and family occasions.”
Tel: Bestway Wholesale 020-8524 3535
Published Date: April 12, 2019