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Global Issues Life Cycle

​There are only few strategic issues that are unique to local markets.
(e.g. specific local regulation, regional habits and customs, extreme political situations, …)

Instead, most issues, opportunities, and challenges exist globally.
(e.g. tobacco regulation, foodservice offering, supply chain management, payment systems, …)

But each country might be in a different stage for a certain issue.
(e.g. little regulation on tobacco in China vs. ‘dark market’ in Australia, …)

In effect, an "issue lifecycle curve" exists within our global industry.
(e.g. tobacco regulation: China in an early phase, Australia in a mature phase, …)

Knowing which region is in which state on an issue, supports learning from best practice, preparing for change and advancing one’s business. It gives the information ‘where to look’ and ‘what to look out for’.

To get the full port presented to you, please get in touch with your regional representative and schedule a presentation, online or in person.


 Survey coverage


By identifying regions and the stages of an issue's life cycle on a certain issue, NACS is able to support the industry by sharing best practices and helping retailers prepare for potential changes. The information NACS can share offers greater insights into "where to look" and "what to look out for."

Methodology: Online survey, where the participant can choose which issues he/she has knowledge of, then chose which countries he/she has knowledge of, then score the issue per country from 1-10

Participants: Senior industry professionals working in and with the convenience sector, including retailers, supplier companies, consultants, media

Rating: Rating is being done using the following guidance
1 – 2: Infancy state (less than 10% adoption)
3 – 4: Developing state (10% to 35% adoption)
5 – 7: Active deployment state (35% to 75% adoption)
8 – 10: Mature state (75% to 100% adoption)

Evaluation: Rating should be done, considering such things as:
• Marketplace presence
• Commerce integration
• Government regulation/involvement
• Media coverage
• Social consciousness of the issue or opportunity

Coverage 2017: 100+ respondents from 34 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam.