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The world is changing and time speeds by ever more quickly. And to meet consumers’ needs this has to be taken into account. If large shopping centres had their heyday in the 1970s, over the past decade we have been witnessing the revival of local shops.
In recent years the convenience sector of small local shops has grown considerably. Since the turn of the century, the way people live has greatly evolved; there have been huge developments in communication technology and with the amount of information now circulating our pace of life has speeded up. If, in the 1970s and 1980s large shopping centres were able to attract consumers with the amount of space devoted to shopping and the vast range of products and services they provided, nowadays another factor rules our daily lives: time.
So it was that at the start of the century, small and medium-sized shops experienced a resurgence in popularity. For busy working people, everyday shopping over their lunch break or after work fits better with this new pace of life, whereas large shopping centres bring in customers at the weekend when they are able to enjoy spending time shopping as a family leisure activity. “Convenience” which is the hallmark of local shops is all about enabling customers to quickly purchase a whole array of foodstuffs essential to daily living, without stress but with the utmost ease.
Nowadays we are looking for quality food even at service stations. Our life is speeding up. Most of us have no time to prepare lunch at home or relax for a snack. It all has to go fast. But that does not mean that we want to pass on balanced and healthy food. The local service stations extend not only their opening hours but also their range of quality products. Fast and Good – all around the clock. Convenience products made by local producers, fresh salads, high quality ready-made meals cooked on the day, ultra-fresh take away hot snacks, bio or fairtrade certified products, … the service stations have countered the negative image which made them the last alternative whenever you didn’t find a supermarket nearby. Today this image is a thing of the past.
Stop by and assure yourself of the wide range of quality products and long opening hours of the Cactus Shoppi stores which you find at 23 service stations here in Luxembourg.