Bestway highlights value of convenience stores at Easter

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.

Some 57% say they would rely on their c-store to top up their alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for a family gathering over the holiday.

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
Category: Wholesale Industry News