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The Americas grocery market sizes 2020-2022

This report will help you understand the importance of key markets in North America and Latin America, including the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, and their prospects through to the end of 2022.

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.

Strategic outlook for Walmart

We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.

USA Country Presentation

This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Amazon Fresh, Los Angeles, USA

Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.

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In reporting a strong first quarter, with organic sales up 4%, following growth of 9% in the same period last year, the company noted that it expects cost headwinds of over $2bn this year. We look at some of the measures it is taking to offset these. Recovering costs over time Based on current estimates, P&G expects a $2.1bn after-tax commodity headwind and freight and transportation to add...
We review Albertsons’ second quarter performance and the progress it's making against its strategic plan. Q2 key numbers Total revenue increased to 4.7% to $16.5bn Identical store sales increased 1.5%; on a two-year stacked basis identical sales growth was 15.3% Digital sales increased 5%; on a two-year stacked basis digital sales growth was 248% Net income increased 3.8% to $29...
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...

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