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Saladworks, a leading fast-casual salad brand, has partnered with Ghost Kitchen Brands in a deal that will almost double its footprint across the US and Canada. The agreement will bring 60 non-traditional locations to the US and 30 to Canada by the end of 2021, many of which will be located inside Walmart stores.

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Loblaw is making a series of leadership changes as its parent company, George Weston Limited, launches a process to sell Weston Foods, to focus its efforts on its retail and real estate businesses. Galen G Weston returns as president The key change at Loblaw sees the retirement of president, Sarah Davis. She will be succeeded by executive chairman, Galen G Weston, who will become chairman a...
We review Couche-Tard’s third quarter performance and growth strategies. Key numbers Total revenue down 20.8% to $13.2bn YoY Merchandise and service revenues up 5.6% to $4.5bn YoY Road transportation fuel revenues down 29.7% to $8.5bn YoY Other revenue down 40.9% to $148m Same-store merchandise sales up 4.7% in Canada, 2.9% in the US and 2.8% in Europe and other re...
As Sobeys’ parent organisation, the Empire Company Limited, signs an agreement to purchase 51% of Longo’s, a leading food retailer in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we look at what this means for the wider business. Potential to acquire the entire business With 36 locations in the GTA and Southwestern Ontario, along with a long-standing online business, Grocery Gateway, Longo’s has long be...

Presentations

07/04/2021
We recently visited Sobeys' Safeway-bannered supermarket which has been opened in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. We look at how the retailer has adapted the format for this urban location and how it fits into its broader strategy.
30/03/2021
Around this time last year, many countries globally were busy dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with shoppers’, therefore, focused less on Easter celebrations. Despite the pandemic’s effects still being felt in many countries, brands and retailers are looking to inspire and excite shoppers this Easter to help create a memorable event.
29/03/2021
A key strategy hypermarket operators are are using to win back market share is to modernise stores’ look and feel. This helps it to draw shoppers back into large format stores, especially in out-of-town locations. In this report we provide examples of where retailers have modernised their stores’ look and feel to generate excitement and boost footfall.
23/03/2021
In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. In line with recent developments globally, we re-examine the trends and highlight opportunities for retailers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.

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Canada country presentation

This guide to Canada explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

North America retail outlook 2021

We highlight the five trends set to shape the North American food retail market in 2021.

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