Featured insights and store visits from Latin America

The discount channel’s evolution in Latin America

The discount channel is evolving at pace in Latin America and this has sped up since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this report we look at each of the major discounters and highlight their latest developments. We explore five themes for how the channel is evolving and provide some hypotheses for how the channel could evolve further in the next five to 10 years. We also consider the opportunities and challenges for suppliers and manufacturers.

Walmart Express Oradores, Mexico

We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner.

Could Brazil be an engine of growth for Spain's DIA Group?

Explore DIA’s strategy and its renewed focus on Brazil, as we uncover why it could be a key retailer to watch in the medium-to-long term. 

COVID-19: how the pandemic is shaping grocery retail in Latin America

This report builds on our 10 global hypotheses, which we published in April, focusing on the six that have been the most prevalent in Latin America.

The last mile: rapid delivery in Latin America

This report provides insight on the evolution of last mile, rapid delivery services in Latin America.

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At the end of March 2021, Carrefour Brazil opened its first two fully autonomous stores. The stores use scan & go technology, which Carrefour is using in 40 Express stores, however these are its first unstaffed stores.

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DIA said as part of its 2020 FY results its consolidated sales increased by 0.2% to €6,882m, compared to 2019. DIA continues to make improvements DIA’s sales increased 0.2%, despite a decrease in its store network by 6.9%, across Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina. The group achieved the sales increase despite the headwinds of tourism levels in Spain and Portugal being low due to COVID-...
Mexico-based Jüsto (Spanish for fair) is a pureplay grocer. It is committed to offering customers fresh, and high-quality produce and meat at fair prices. It achieves this by working directly with suppliers and managing the complete end-to-end supply chain, without using intermediaries. This shortens the supply chain, meaning perishables do not spend lengthy times on shelves, losing freshness....
Mexican startup Jüsto was founded in 2019 and is one of Mexico’s first vertically integrated, online grocery platforms. Since its inception the business has raised around US$100m in investments. Its founder and CEO Ricardo Weber previously commented that Jüsto would disrupt the grocery industry in Latin America. Seven months on from our coverage of this , we caught up with Manolo Fernandez ...

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Presentations

23/03/2021
In the second of a three-part series, we provide recommendations on how to design for the convenience channel, with case studies on growth categories, strategic partnerships and price differential.
16/03/2021
We look at Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store under its innovative Carulla FreshMaket banner.
08/03/2021
In the first of a three-part series, we explain why convenience retail is increasingly important globally and provide recommendations on how you should respond.
18/02/2021
Most global food retail markets experienced accelerated growth during 2020 as consumer spending on food shifted from out-of-home to at-home. In this report we look at the impact on growth across major markets in 2020 and the prospects through to 2022.

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Latin America retail outlook 2021

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Latin America in 2021.

Store visits from Latin America

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