April 04, 2009 Retail Express
CONSUMER POLL PUTS C-STORE APPROVAL UP 12 PER CENT
C-Stores are more popular than ever and budget supermarkets are the best of the rest, according to a recent survey into the public’s attitude towards development.
An annual survey of 1,000 people by planning specialists Saint Consulting saw the approval rating for convenience stores jump to 12 per cent from four per cent last year.
Attitudes towards development within the grocery industry improved overall, with the approval rating climbing from -26 per cent to -14 per cent. Budget supermarket Aldi achieved the best score of minus two per cent, with approval for Somerfield and Waitrose trailing at -20 and -14 per cent respectively.