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North America retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. These include digitising the store experience, evolving ecommerce models and the emergence of new business models.

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. 

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How Kroger developed an urban supermarket concept

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Vancouver-based Pattison Good Group, which operates several grocery chains in Western Canada, including Save-On-Foods, Choices Market and Buy-Low Foods, has launched a new premium-casual restaurant concept, the Wildlight Kitchen + Bar. Targeting existing white space The development of the restaurant concept was led by Justin McGregor, general manager restaurant division at Save-On-Foods, an...
Metro’s first quarter results revealed a continuing shift of shoppers into its discount formats. We look at how the retailer is responding to the flight to value. Q1 key numbers Sales increased 8.2% to $4,671m Food same-store sales up 7.5% Pharmacy same-store sales up 7.7% Net earnings up 11.3% to $231.1m Accelerating discount expansion Sales growth was driven by Metro’s...
Walmart plans to open around 30 new Sam’s Club warehouses across the US over the coming five years. The decision, which represents its most aggressive expansion in years, was made following record same-store sales growth and an all-time high in memberships. Most aggressive expansion in years Walmart operates close to 600 Sam’s Club stores across the US. Its most recent opening was in Hanove...

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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