We want to work with businesses that want to grow. The type of customers we want are those who are willing entrepreneurs who understand that the world does not stand still, and who are always looking to innovate and improve.
The convenience sector has become one of the biggest growth areas in retail. That’s why so many supermarket brands are developing their ‘local’ concepts. They understand as we do, that consumers do not have the time to do big shoppings, and that they don’t want to waste food or money. There is a real move to daily shopping as was shown in our own independent consumer research, where 66% of those interviewed stated that they visit the shop every day (many even more than once a day). This figure is replicated across the country. For this reason there will be increasing competition coming into our market place. It is vital, therefore, that we, as a branded symbol group, remain ahead of the curve and that we help our customers understand all the trends and innovations that are happening in the sector.