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The Welsh Local Shop Report

The 2022 Welsh Local Shop Report has revealed the important role that convenience stores play in the lives of customers and communities across Wales.

There are almost 3,000 convenience stores in Wales, the vast majority of which are independent businesses trading at the heart of their communities.

Key figures from the report include:

  • 83% of independent retailers in Wales engaged in some form of community activity over the last year
  • The convenience sector in Wales generates over £2.7bn in total sales
  • 82% of stores now accept contactless payment
  • Convenience stores in wales have invested £35m in their businesses over the last year

The full 2022 Welsh Local Shop Report is available on our Member Portal.

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