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US-based Albertsons is partnering with Veeve Smart Carts to launch smart carts in around a dozen stores across the country. The retailer is aiming to develop a fast, contactless experience for its shoppers.

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Despite a solid sales performance in the first quarter, against tough comparables, Walmart saw a sharp hit on profitability due to higher costs. We look at the impact on its performance and its updated outlook for the year. Walmart's Q1 key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q1 increased by 2.4% to $141.6bn, representing an additional $3.3bn Sales in its US stores increased by 4.0%, w...
Loblaw’s Shoppers Drug Mart business has completed the acquisition of Lifemark Health Group. The company is a leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services through more than 300 clinics across Canada. The deal is valued at CAD$845m. Growing role as a healthcare services company As...
Loblaw delivered a solid sales performance in Q1 against tough comparables from last year. But the real story is the growth in profitability, with net earnings soaring by 40%. We look at what’s behind these results. Q1 key numbers Total revenue increased 3.3% to $12,262m Retail segment sales increased 3.2% to $12,045m Food retail same-stores sales increased by 2.1%, with drug retai...

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20/05/2022
A global overview of the impact of rising costs on grocery retailers and their suppliers in major markets. How shopping habits and channel dynamics are evolving. How retailers are reacting and adapting to try to continue to deliver value to their shoppers.
19/04/2022
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated twice yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
04/04/2022
Discover how Metro has evolved its discount format to better meet the needs of urban shoppers in Canada's largest city.
22/03/2022
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.

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A guide to the Canadian grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

North America retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. 

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