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Trader Joe’s was acquired by Aldi Nord in 1979 and now operates more than 560 stores across 42 states. Despite being owned by the discount giant, its proposition is more akin to a speciality grocer than discounter. I recently visited several stores to discover why Trader Joe’s has become one of the USA’s most popular grocers and how it stands out in the country’s competitive supermarket channel.

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In August 2021, Kroger announced its partnership with Kitchen United, a software company turned ghost kitchen specialist. Together they opened eight ghost kitchens inside Kroger stores under the name Kitchen United Mix, which were in California, Texas, Ohio and Indiana.  In July 2022, Kitchen United raised $100m from a group of investors, including contributions from grocers Kroger and Couche-...
In its Q3 2023 results (summary below) Walmart reported solid ecommerce growth in the US: 24% for Walmart, 16% for Sam’s Club. Omnichannel services including pickup and store fulfilled delivery have played a major contributing factor to driving strong growth, which has been seen across both its third- and first-party offer. Retailers remain laser-focussed on how to grow sales in the online cha...
Premium focused grocer, Gelson’s, which operates 28 supermarkets in Southern California, has opened a stunning flagship store in Los Angeles. We look at what makes this store special. Long standing reputation as a premium grocer Gelson’s has an enviable reputation as one of America’s leading premium grocery retailers. Alongside traditional fresh food departments, it offers chef-crafted sign...


While many retail analysts and industry experts have predicted the death of the hypermarket, Walmart, the world's leading grocer, has doubled down on the future of the format. We recently visited two of the retailers' flagship Supercentres and in this report we explore the ways that Walmart is reviving the format and making its stores destinations where customers want to spend their time.
Amazon introduces a new mobile experience that lets shoppers ask their friends for advice about products when they shop online.
In this presentation we look at the regional and country forecasts for grocery retailing to 2028.
The kiosks, called Savings Stations, provide a convenient way for shoppers to activate and access their digital coupons, without having to use the retailer’s smartphone app.

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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 2023

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

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