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We look at how Metro Inc. is responding to the current COVID-19, supply chain and inflation challenges.

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As we kick off 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic remains front of mind for industry leaders. Many anticipated being well into the recovery stage at this point. But the continued emergence of variants throws up short-term operational challenges, which can limit the headspace for longer-term planning. We’ve identified five trends shaping retailers’ plans this year. 1. Fire-fighting the pandemic and ta...
Loblaw’s drugstore business, Shoppers Drug Mart, is testing vending machines in the Ontario market. Essential items Shoppers Drug Mart is partnering with transit company Metrolinx to test smart vending units at selected GO stations, including Union Station Bus Terminal in Toronto, Burlington GO Station and at Oshawa GO Station . Customers can purchase a wide range of essential items includi...
Building on its recent out-performance, Costco delivered its highest-ever sales growth for the month of December. Net sales up 16.2% As one of the first global retailers to report on its holiday performance, Costco’s results provide a great read on consumer sentiment, especially in North America, which accounts for over 86% of its sales. Sales in December increased 16.2% globally to $22.2bn,...

Presentations

21/01/2022
Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.
12/01/2022
We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. These include digitising the store experience, evolving ecommerce models and the emergence of new business models.
06/01/2022
A guide to the Canadian grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
10/12/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

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Canada country presentation

A guide to the Canadian grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

North America retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. 

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