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We look at how Metro Inc. is responding to the current COVID-19, supply chain and inflation challenges.

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We highlight some of the latest loyalty programmes from convenience retailers around the world, including 7-Eleven, Circle K, Valora, Sheetz, and more. IGD view: customer lifestyle loyalty As more retailers upgrade the functionality of their mobile apps, new ways to interact with consumers will be available. Embedding loyalty programmes and personalised communication will help integrate off...
Walmart is investing in Plenty, a leading vertical farming company, by participating in its $400m Series E funding round. Strategic partnership Walmart plans on leveraging its investment in Plenty to deliver fresh produce to stores in California. The two companies plan on working strategically to create a new, market-leading product category in vertical farming. The retailer will start to sou...
As we kick off 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic remains front of mind for industry leaders. Many anticipated being well into the recovery stage at this point. But the continued emergence of variants throws up short-term operational challenges, which can limit the headspace for longer-term planning. We’ve identified five trends shaping retailers’ plans this year. 1. Fire-fighting the pandemic and ta...


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Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.
The GIANT Company has opened its fourth store under the GIANT Heirloom Market banner.
Five trends that will shape the convenience channel, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

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A guide to the USA grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

North America retail outlook 2022

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

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