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06/08/2020
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the North American food retail market in 2020 and beyond.

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05/05/2021
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.
30/04/2021
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.
29/04/2021
Discounters in North America will be adding more than $12bn to the grocery retail industry by the end of 2022, more than the supermarkets and hypermarkets channel together. This is a channel of growth for the future offering many opportunities for suppliers.
29/04/2021
We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s performance, the impact of COVID-19 on its operations and the progress it is making against its four strategic priorities.
27/04/2021
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.
22/04/2021
The Save Mart Companies have launched a pilot program, in partnership with Simbe, to trial the autonomous inventory robot Tally in select Save Mart, Lucky/Lucky California and FoodMaxx banners in the Modesto and East Bay areas.
20/04/2021
Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in USA.
19/04/2021
In the final of a three-part series, we deep-dive on the strategic priorities of Magnit, Carrefour, Tesco, Lotte and Auchan.
15/04/2021
Massachusetts-based robotics company Boston Dynamics has unveiled a new warehouse robot called ‘Stretch’ that’s specialised in case handling.
14/04/2021
Pizza chain Domino's and self-drive delivery company Nuro have launched autonomous pizza delivery with an on-road robot, R2.
12/04/2021
Following a year of accelerated growth, we look at five ways the online grocery channel is transforming in the US as retailers aim to improve profitability. This includes optimising fulfilment, placing stores at the heart of their plans and developing businesses in new verticals.
01/04/2021
Starbucks is utilising technology to help blind and low-vision customers navigate its U.S. stores.
01/04/2021
Explore 10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the first quarter of 2021.
30/03/2021
Around this time last year, many countries globally were busy dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with shoppers’, therefore, focused less on Easter celebrations. Despite the pandemic’s effects still being felt in many countries, brands and retailers are looking to inspire and excite shoppers this Easter to help create a memorable event.
29/03/2021
A key strategy hypermarket operators are are using to win back market share is to modernise stores’ look and feel. This helps it to draw shoppers back into large format stores, especially in out-of-town locations. In this report we provide examples of where retailers have modernised their stores’ look and feel to generate excitement and boost footfall.
23/03/2021
In the second of a three-part series, we provide recommendations on how to design for the convenience channel, with case studies on growth categories, strategic partnerships and price differential.
23/03/2021
In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. In line with recent developments globally, we re-examine the trends and highlight opportunities for retailers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.
22/03/2021
In the second of a three-part series, we highlight retailer click and collect best practice, from digital marketing, all the way through to post collection customer service. The report includes examples from 17 different markets.
17/03/2021
Albertsons, the third-largest grocery retailer in the US, has partnered with Tortoise, a logistics automation firm, to pilot a remote-controlled zero-emission delivery vehicle in Northern California.
17/03/2021
Dove has introduced a refillable deodorant, with the supplier promising a ‘buy once, refill for life’ product.
17/03/2021
Ox is a US-based order fulfilment software provider that allows companies to fully optimise their fulfilment operations by empowering their workforce to do more.
12/03/2021
Retailers and suppliers are generating positive returns as they implement omnichannel-focused initiatives. From higher shopper spend to more efficient operations, omnichannel projects are helping companies stand out and gain share.
10/03/2021
Mars Wrigley has partnered with US-based retailer, Wakefern, to pilot a robotic kiosk in-store to offer a range of its impulse products for sale.
08/03/2021
In the first of a three-part series, we explain why convenience retail is increasingly important globally and provide recommendations on how you should respond.
05/03/2021
Updated with new examples - Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at 10 formats and the key themes linking them together.