Featured insights and store visits from Latin America

Convenience channel inspiration from Latin America

The effects of the pandemic and the changes to consumer behaviour forced retailers in the region to re-evaluate their store proposition and evolve it better me the needs of customers. 

Quick commerce: learnings from one of the world's most advanced regions

In this report we explore how quick commerce has evolved in LATAM over the past 18 months and how we expect this to evolve in the future. 

Inside Grupo Éxito’s first carbon neutral supermarket

We look at Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store under its innovative Carulla FreshMaket banner.

Mexico Country Presentation

This guide to Mexico 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.

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. 

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In March 2020, Carrefour Brazil announced the acquisition of its competitor Grupo BIG for approximately BRL7.5bn (US$1.36 bn). The move would see the biggest retailer in the market, accumulate the third biggest.

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Walmart de México y Centroamérica, also known as Walmex, operates 864 stores (Q3 2021) across five markets in Central America; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.   The retailer is assessing “strategic alternatives” for its operations in Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, which could lead to forthcoming sales or joint ventures. “We believe there may be attractive ...
We highlight five trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. RA subscribers can access the full report here . 1) Return of regional divergence COVID-19 removed a lot of the nuances between convenience stores in different markets and regions globally. Many retailers incorporated a wider selection of pantry and essential items. While some categories w...
Unless Brazilians live in the city of São Paulo (where grocery convenience stores concentrated), most consider convenience retail to be the stores located at petrol forecourts. ampm (operated by the Brazilian fuel company Ipiranga) is the largest forecourt convenience operator in Brazil. With over 2,000 points of sale, it is also the biggest convenience retailer in the country. In December ...

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Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.
We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Latin America in 2022.
Five trends that will shape the convenience channel, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
Our new study ‘Top stores to visit in 2022’ showcases 60 global stores that are pushing the boundaries and driving our industry forward. Stores have been selected that align with the five themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.

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Latin America retail outlook 2022

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

Store visits from Latin America

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