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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...
We review Amazon’s second quarter results and the outlook for the year ahead as it continues to take costs out of the business. Q2 key numbers Total net sales increased 7.2% to $121,234m Net product sales decreased 2.5% to $56,675m Net service sales increased 17.4% to $64,659m Operating income fell from $7,702m to $3,317m year-on-year Net income fell to -$2,028m, compared to ...
We review Loblaw’s Q2 performance as more shoppers visited its discount stores, and the outlook for the second half of the year as it expects inflation to moderate. Q2 key numbers Total revenue increased 2.9% to $12,847m Retail segment sales increased 2.8% to $12,623m, with food up 1.2% and drug up 7.0% Food retail same-stores sales increased 0.9%, with drug retail same-store sales...

Presentations

08/08/2022
The US is a challenging market for discounter Lidl. We visited two stores opened in 2022, to see how Lidl is gaining momentum in the market through its in-store offering.
05/08/2022
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.
29/07/2022
How the discounter continues to tailor its assortment without increasing its product count to maintain its value and differentiating proposition in the US.
18/07/2022
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.

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USA Country Presentation

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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