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How COVID-19 changed global food retail markets

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.

North America retail outlook 2021

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

Strategic outlook for Walmart

We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.

USA Country Presentation

This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Amazon Fresh, Los Angeles, USA

Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.

Latest News

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In our latest report, we look at the initiatives retailers are putting in place as they strive to improve online grocery profitability following a year of accelerated growth.

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Conagra Brands delivered a strong third quarter performance with net sales up 8.5% to $2.8bn and net income up 37.8% to $281.4m. Although the outlook for COVID-19 is improving in many regions, including enhanced mobility, the company expects demand for food-at-home to remain elevated, underpinning future growth. Four years’ worth of incremental new buyers Given the unprecedented trialling o...
Walmart has appointed Jean Batthany as senior vice president, chief creative officer, further bolstering its US marketing team. Building a new marketing organisation This appointment follows on from the recruitment earlier this year of Courtney Carlson as senior vice president of marketing, joining the retailer from Under Arrmour where she held the role of head of marketing. Batthany joins ...
2020 marked the end of the three year strategic plan, Restock Kroger. It enabled Kroger to reduce operating costs and strengthen its competitive moats including digital, shopper data, fresh and affordable food.  The retailer has now outlined how it plans to win by leading with fresh and accelerating with digital as part of its new future-focused strategy. Leading with fresh One of Kroger’s ...

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Presentations

12/04/2021
Following a year of accelerated growth, we look at five ways the online grocery channel is transforming in the US as retailers aim to improve profitability. This includes optimising fulfilment, placing stores at the heart of their plans and developing businesses in new verticals.
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.
01/04/2021
Explore 10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the first quarter of 2021.
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.
12/03/2021
Retailers and suppliers are generating positive returns as they implement omnichannel-focused initiatives. From higher shopper spend to more efficient operations, omnichannel projects are helping companies stand out and gain share.

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Post-COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping food retail tends in North America

We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the North American food retail market in 2020 and beyond.

Store visits from North America

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