National Convenience Show returns with business-boosting ideas

National Convenience Show returns with business-boosting ideas

UK’s leading trade event will help c-store operators and independent retailers flourish by taking advantage of latest trends

The National Convenience Show, returning to the NEC, Birmingham April 16-18, offers the perfect ground for retailers to get a head start on the newest trends and changing consumer demands, as well as catching up with peers and putting questions to a host of attending industry experts.

The show will once again present convenience stores, forecourt traders, independent retailers, symbol groups, off licences and wholesalers with all the tools required to take advantage of the channels’ optimistic outlook.

The area that retailers can most use to their advantage is their products mix, guaranteeing that their offer stands out from the competition. The National Convenience Show is on hand to help them in this mission, with around 120 exhibitors covering IT solutions, payment processes, retail services, shop fitting and big and small companies from food and drink and tobacco backgrounds to stationery, mobile accessories and all the niche areas that people expect to find stocked in their local convenience store.

FlapJacked will showcase its protein-enhanced products; Bam Life will display a range of soft drinks, cheeses and nutritious products; Bobby’s Foods will bring its confectionery portfolio; and there will be food-to-go products to see from Stone Willy’s Kitchen.

The show will also feature its popular Retailer Hub, packed with insightful sessions and presentations that look at to how to maximise the increasing consumer demand for healthy products and ways to maintain footfall in the wake of declining tobacco and newspaper markets.

Alongside this area, the Digital Hub will have an expert on hand to help retailers master social media as a business enhancement tool, with sessions tailored from beginner to advanced so that every interested visitor can benefit from this show asset.

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