we released a new core snap with an updated snapd (2.32.4) that talks to the store using the new and improved store API.
Please help testing this new feature by running
sudo snap refresh --beta core
If you notice anything unusual when interacting with the store (search/installing/refreshing snaps) please let us know here.
It contains some more fixes and tweaks (details here https://github.com/snapcore/snapd/blob/2.32.4/packaging/ubuntu-16.04/changelog) which will be announced separately.
Thanks for helping us!