Featured insights and store visits from North America

North America retail outlook 2022

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

How the checkout is changing the store

Discover four factors impacting selling space at the front of store and the opportunities to drive impulse sales. 

Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market

Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C.

Inside Food Basics’ urban discount format

Discover how Metro has evolved its discount format to better meet the needs of urban shoppers in Canada's largest city.

In-store in the US: a snapshot of current priorities

We highlight 10 in-store initiatives we've spotted following our recent visits to stores in the USA and the opportunities to learn from.

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Walmart is reported to be laying off around 200 associates at its HQ in the US. The retailer is the latest in a long line of companies to make a reduction in headcount. We consider what this means for the business and the wider economy.

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Leading US-based dollar store chain, Dollar General, has formed a new Healthcare Advisory Panel. This will provide it with guidance and the prioritisation of efforts in the health and wellness space. We consider why this is a strategic goal for the business. Leveraging a network of over 18,000 stores As a dollar store operator, Dollar General is not the first retailer that springs to mind w...
Albertsons saw a strong lift in net sales and other revenue in Q1, with the business benefitting from higher inflation and growth in digital sales. It expects the strong growth to continue throughout its fiscal year, updating its guidance on sales and profitability. Q1 key numbers Net sales and other revenue up 9.6% to $23,310m Identical store sales up 6.8% Digital sales up 28% ...
Dealing with record high inflation is a priority for suppliers in most geographies. Over the last quarter, many have seen energy and raw material costs soar. We look at the expectations of some of North America’s leading global suppliers to assess where they think inflation is headed next and some of the key things they’re watching for. Key takeaways Cost of goods inflation was higher in...

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An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
A report assessing the tactical and strategic direction for larger grocery concepts around the world.
Private label has become a hot topic, as the challenging economic environment impacts shoppers, and retailers search for ways to drive volume in turbulent times.
How the discounter continues to tailor its assortment without increasing its product count to maintain its value and differentiating proposition in the US.

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