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US-based Albertsons is partnering with Veeve Smart Carts to launch smart carts in around a dozen stores across the country. The retailer is aiming to develop a fast, contactless experience for its shoppers.

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In January 2021, Cencosud announced significant new investment plans, with a projected spend of US$1.8 bn between 2021–2023. The bulk of this was to be invested in refreshing its existing estate and expanding its store network. Then in Q4 2021, Cencosud registered a request for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), for the primary distribution of shares. Funds raised would ...
Mirroring Walmart’s first quarter results, Target delivered a solid sales performance in Q1, but profitability came in below expectations. Having been one of the stars of retail through the pandemic, we look at what this could mean for the wider industry. First quarter key numbers Total revenue increased 4.0% to $25.2bn Operating income decreased 43.3% to $1.3bn Comparable sales up...
Despite a solid sales performance in the first quarter, against tough comparables, Walmart saw a sharp hit on profitability due to higher costs. We look at the impact on its performance and its updated outlook for the year. Walmart's Q1 key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q1 increased by 2.4% to $141.6bn, representing an additional $3.3bn Sales in its US stores increased by 4.0%, w...

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24/05/2022
Unilever and Robomart, the world’s first store-hailing service, have partnered under Unilever’s virtual storefront known as The Ice Cream Shop. Unilever will deploy a fleet of Ice Cream Robomarts this summer, featuring Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Good Humor, Magnum ice cream and Talenti.
20/05/2022
A global overview of the impact of rising costs on grocery retailers and their suppliers in major markets. How shopping habits and channel dynamics are evolving. How retailers are reacting and adapting to try to continue to deliver value to their shoppers.
19/05/2022
We review Seven & i Holdings’ performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.
11/05/2022
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated twice yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

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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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