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North American retail trends 2023

We highlight five trends that we expect to shape the North American grocery retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

The Americas channel forecasts
2022 – 2027

This report shares the Americas view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from four major markets across the region. 

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. 

How Kroger developed an urban supermarket concept

Discover the elements which Kroger prioritised as it rethought its traditional approach to format development.

How Whole Foods Market is bringing back retail theatre

We step inside one of the retailer's new store developments to see how it's using store design to create a bold new look.

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Last year, LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario), opened a 24,000 sq ft flagship in downtown Toronto. We recently visited it to see how the retailer is showcasing an extensive offer of local and international wine, beer and spirits in a digitally-enabled environment.

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Grocery delivery specialist Instacart has launched a new AI-powered search tool within its app, which leverages ChatGPT. The voice activated search function, called Ask Instacart, is conveniently embedded into the apps’ existing search bar and improves the search experience by offering product recommendations and personalised suggestions (more below). “At Instacart, we know that generative AI...
Our global analysts share some of the latest headlines across the globe. Here's what you need to know. Europe: Lidl has been named the cheapest UK supermarket in the Grocer’s latest ‘Super Grocer 33‘ price comparison Superdrug has cut the price of its PL sun care by 20%. There is a campaign to get sun care reclassified from a beauty product to make it VAT exempt Aldi UK has partner...
For a second successive quarter, Costco’s performance was impacted by softer sales in big ticket non-food discretionary items. This was partly due to cautious shopping in the ongoing inflationary environment, but also due to tough comparatives where these products performed better than usual in the last two years. Here we look at those results in more detail and highlight five key takeouts. Co...

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In this report we review Costco's grocery retail outlook and strategic priorities for the next five years, We use this to provide considerations and implications for suppliers.
Loyalty or reward schemes have never been more top of mind for grocery retailers.
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.
We explore how one of America’s leading supermarket operators is delivering differentiation and what this means for its trading partners.

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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