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North American retail trends 2023

We highlight five trends that we expect to shape the North American grocery retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

The Americas channel forecasts
2022 – 2027

This report shares the Americas view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from four major markets across the region. 

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How Kroger developed an urban supermarket concept

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Fuel giant BP recently acquired TravelCenters of America (TA) in a US$1.3 billion deal in the US, as part of its strategy to expand downstream to enjoy greater synergies and advantage its aims in areas like EV charging.

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We review Sobeys’ third quarter performance, including the impact of a cybersecurity event on its financial and operational performance. Q3 key numbers Total sales increased 1.5% to $7,377.3m Same-store sales, ex-fuel, increased 0.1% Grocery ecommerce sales fell by 14.7% year-on-year, but increased 9.4% versus Q2 Net earnings fell by 37.9% to $125.7m Cybersecurity event imp...
We look at how Kroger is planning to rollout a fleet of driverless trucks in partnership with autonomous middle mile logistics supplier Gatik. Transport of customer orders Kroger and Gatik have announced a multi-year partnership to transport customers orders within Kroger’s distribution network in Dallas, Texas. Gatik’s autonomous box trucks will be used to transport products from a Kroger ...
Circle K’s parent company, Couche-Tard, has entered into a firm offer to acquire assets from TotalEnergies in Germany and the Netherlands, and a 60% controlling interest in its Belgium and Luxembourg entities. The €3.1 bn deal is subject to regulatory approvals and will be submitted to relevant employee representative bodies. Adding over 2,000 sites This deal covers operations across 2,193 ...

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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