Shopper insight. Fresh ideas. Bigger profits.
The 2017 Local Shop Summit took place on October 4 at The Oval, London.
The Summit gave retailers the opportunity to share ideas and network with other retailer influencers, build profitable relationships with leading suppliers and take new ideas back to their businesses.
Booker Wholesale, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Mars-Wrigley, JTI, RN and betterRetailing.com joined panel discussions with more than 20 retailers to put together action plans for business success.
Find out more about what happened in our liveblog below.
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"When trying to make a business or marketing decision, put yourself in the shoes of the customer. Most customers are a little bit of everything. It's not always about reaching new customers. Try and sell more to your existing customers, and become a bigger part of their lives"
"I never thought I could sell beer 20% more expensive through Deliveroo. I was shocked it took off. I'm expecting £10k profit this year just from Deliveroo. The average Deliveroo order is £25 in my store."
"Every child gets a piece off fresh fruit every single day off the week. Every day in retail is a school day. It's really, really good fun".
Disrupting the traditional convenience model
What disruptive new models and missions should you invest in and how can you integrate them into your offer profitably?
Catering for health-conscious shoppers
How will the health revolution impact shopper missions and drive sales opportunities in ‘free-from’ and low calorie products?
Winning big in tobacco and e-cigs
Life after plain packaging; how do you invest for success and use emerging products to become a destination?
Maximising the fresh opportunity
What’s shaping shopper demand for fresh and how do you improve your offer or get started to increase basket spend?
Increasing core range profitability
Consumer trends are shaping ‘traditional’ categories so how do ensure you have the right range to meet shopper needs?
Boosting sales through relationships and data
How do you use tech to drive shopper footfall and create new revenue streams using loyalty and data?
Local Shop Summit, The Oval, 4th October 2017
The Oval is the home of Surrey County Cricket Club and is one of the oldest and most historic stadiums in the world. Situated in the beating heart of London it is located within easy walking distance of Oval and Vauxhall Underground stations. Each room is flooded with natural daylight and boasts outstanding views of the famous Oval wicket.