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Through its Store No8 incubation arm, Walmart is testing a text to shop service. This forms part of its braoder plans for conversational commerce.

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Format innovation continues to be high on the agenda for regional retailers in the US as they aim to differentiate versus their larger, national competitors. On the path to the store of the future Over the last month, three new formats have launched in the US, with a focus on creating stores with destination status. With a goal of creating exciting and experiential formats, these stores ali...
Circle K has retrofitted a store with Standard AI’s autonomous checkout technology in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. The launch follows a successful pilot last year. Our view One of the major benefits of Standard AI’s platform is that it is designed to work without using facial recognition. This will widen the scope of customer adoption, especially those that have data privacy concerns. Biometric a...
As it gears up for the critical holiday trading period, we look at the actions Target is taking to ensure it can meet shopper demand. Cost and capacity issues US retailers are facing several supply chain challenges, related to cost and capacity issues. Congestion at ports in Asia and on the US west coast, driven by lockdowns and labour availability, along with the shortage and rapid increas...

Presentations

13/10/2021
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.
13/10/2021
In this report, we highlight five key health and beauty trends we expect to see in the new normal and propose five key actions for retailers and suppliers to consider as they plan to win in 2022 and beyond.
07/10/2021
15 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the third quarter of 2021.
01/10/2021
The lines between grocery retail and healthcare are increasingly blurring and delivering a holistic proposition is essential as shoppers’ views of their health evolve.

Key Presentations

USA Country Presentation

This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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.

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