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Following the success of its series of Black Friday events last year, Walmart is replicating the model this year. However, one key change it is making is providing members of its Walmart+ programme with early access to its deals. Phased approach Last year, Walmart evolved its traditional approach to Black Friday to limit the surge of shoppers to its stores to support COVID-19 related social...
Through its Store No8 incubation arm, Walmart is testing a text to shop service. This forms part of its braoder plans for conversational commerce. Conversational commerce Walmart’s Store No8 and Global Tech teams are testing a beta experience which enables customers to add products to their online shopping list by text. Available in selected areas, the retailer is aiming to make this more w...
Format innovation continues to be high on the agenda for regional retailers in the US as they aim to differentiate versus their larger, national competitors. On the path to the store of the future Over the last month, three new formats have launched in the US, with a focus on creating stores with destination status. With a goal of creating exciting and experiential formats, these stores ali...

Presentations

13/10/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
13/10/2021
In this report, we highlight five key health and beauty trends we expect to see in the new normal and propose five key actions for retailers and suppliers to consider as they plan to win in 2022 and beyond.
07/10/2021
15 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the third quarter of 2021.
01/10/2021
The lines between grocery retail and healthcare are increasingly blurring and delivering a holistic proposition is essential as shoppers’ views of their health evolve.

Key Presentations

USA Country Presentation

This guide to USA 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.

North America retail outlook 2021: performance to date

We look at how the market has been performing and assess whether the trends we highlighted at the start of the year remain relevant in the USA and Canada. The report also details the sales performance of the leading retailers as they come up against last year's surge in demand.

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