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Mexico’s Grupo Comercial Chedraui, through its Bodega Latina Corporation subsidiary, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based operator, Smart & Final, in a $620m deal. 

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After a strong first quarter, the Kellogg Company has raised its guidance for the full year, expecting sales growth to be flat, having previously forecast a small decline. Matching last year’s sales Following a record year in 2020, it is impressive that the company is expecting to match last year’s sales, which included the pandemic driven surge in demand. While it continues to benefit from...
Ahold Delhaize saw net sales rise 5.8% to €18.3 bn in the first quarter, driven by its operations in Europe and its online channel. On a two-year comparable basis Ahold Delhaize said sales, excluding gas, increased 15.5% in the US, and by 18.1% in Europe. Comparable sales growth excluding gas stood at 4.2% in Q1, with the US seeing sales rise 1.7% and its European operations rising by 8.3%. Un...
Mother’s Day is celebrated in most countries, including the US, on the second Sunday in May. In 2021 this meant for many, Mother’s Day took place on 9 May. We highlight five takeaways from Mother’s Day event in the US and globally. 1. More confidence to celebrate With the COVID-19 vaccination programme well underway in the US and other European countries, more people felt confident about...


The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer, and Drone Express, a unit of Telegrid Technologies, have teamed up to trial a grocery delivery service via autonomous drones.
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
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.
Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.

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USA channel forecasts 2020-22

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in USA.

North America retail outlook 2021

We highlight the five trends set to shape the North American food retail market in 2021.

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