As you've probably noticed by paging in this far, this week's issue of SN is a special one focusing on convenience. There can be no doubt that consumers are seeking convenience - some aspect of convenience, that is.
The simplest way to consider consumers' quest for convenience is to equate it to time. The faster a store can be entered, product picked, funds transferred and an exit effectuated, the happier many shoppers are likely to be.
There's often a bit more to it than that