UK: J Sainsbury: convenience consolidation (COMMENT)
UK supermarket group J Sainsbury has taken over the convenience store chain Jacksons. Convenience stores are one of the key growth areas in UK retailing at present, as the major retail chains aim to attract a greater share of those consumers wishing to shop locally. Increasingly though, the key to success in this channel is to offer quality service as well as convenience, something Sainsbury must remember as it takes on 114 Jacksons stores.
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