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Post-COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping food retail tends in North America
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.
We explore best-in-class Halloween execution from retailers across the globe, including the UK, US, and Singapore.
Strategic outlook for Kroger
In this report we review Kroger's grocery retail outlook and strategic priorities for the next five years. We use this to provide considerations and implications for suppliers.
Leading global online retailers in 2027
Understand how the leading, global, online grocery retailers are driving growth and winning channel share in their markets and how online’s share of omnichannel retailers' sales is set to grow to 2027. Take inspiration from the likes of Amazon, Alibaba, Leclerc, JD.com, and Walmart, amongst others, and appreciate the implications for retailers and suppliers.
Communicating health on the shelf
See health trends and tactics brought to life with 50 case studies from retailers and brands from around the world.
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.
Kroger to use BrightDrop’s eCart for ecommerce
Kroger is partnering with BrightDrop, the General Motors owned electric delivery and logistics business. Following an initial pilot in Kentucky, the retailer is to introduce BrightDrop’s Trace Grocery unit into stores later this year.
Global large formats
A report assessing the tactical and strategic direction for larger grocery concepts around the world.
Food-to-go in retail
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small and large stores around the world.
How to win in omnichannel food-to-go
After fast-tracking digital development during the pandemic, food-to-go retailers and operators are starting to focus on how to offer a seamless brand experience to customers – across all channels.
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.
25 stores shaping the future of retail in North America
We highlight 25 new stores, or set to open, from North America, which bring to life the eight key trends shaping format development in the region.
Kroger tests 15 minute drone delivery to customers smartphone location
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.
Revising centre store categories
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.
Discount as a channel of growth in North America
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.
USA channel forecasts 2020-22
Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in USA.
Five ways US online grocery is transforming
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.
The food-to-go store of the future (updated)
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.
Kroger introduces smart cart
At the end of 2020, Kroger introduced smart carts to its Madeira store.
Food-to-go trends 2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food-to-go in large stores
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in large stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as Kroger, Prisma, Asda, ICA, Walmart, Heinen, Ahold Delhaize, Grupo Éxito Wow, Coop Sverige, Central Food Hall, Colruyt and Mercadona.
Key strategies in large format stores
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
Hypermarkets by numbers 2019 – 2022
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to achieve incremental increases in basket size and are developing their proposition to attract shoppers back to the format. In this report we show winning strategies by hypermarket and large supermarket operators from around the world.
Kroger launches ‘Chefbot’ recipe tool
Kroger has launched a Chefbot. It is an AI-powered Twitter recipe tool which provides customers with mealtime inspiration and personalised recommendations.
Summer retail activation 2020
Summer 2020 is a summer like no other and retailers and brands are here to deliver through the challenging times to create an unforgettable summer for shoppers. This report looks at global case studies to explore this summer’s themes such as staycation and celebrating from home.
AI technology that reduces in-store food waste
Seattle-based start-up Shelf Engine has developed an AI technology that aims to optimise the process of stocking store shelves for supermarkets by getting the right amount of product on the shelf at the right time. Shelf Engine is already working with retailers such as Whole Foods, Target and Kroger.