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We review Couche-Tard’s results for the half ending 10 October 2021.

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Canada’s Metro Inc. delivered a solid performance for fiscal 2021. As lockdowns and restrictions continue to ease it is seeing a switch to pre-pandemic trends. However, one are that is seeing stickiness is ecommerce. We look at some of the initiatives it has underway in the channel. Metro fourth quarter and full year key numbers Q4 sales fell 1.2% to $4.1bn Food same-store sales fell ...
As trading patterns readjust to the easing of lockdown restrictions in Canada, we look at what this means for Loblaw’s range of formats. Loblaw’s Q3 key numbers Total revenue increased 2.4% to $16.1m, with retail segment sales up 2.4% to $15.8m Food retail same-stores sales increased by 0.2% Drug retail (Shoppers Drug Mart) same-store sales increased by 4.4%, with pharmacy same-sto...
After a strong performance in the third quarter, the retailer has raised its outlook for sales and profit growth for the full year. With momentum heading into the key trading period, what can we expect to see from Walmart? Walmart's Q3 key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q3 increased by 4.3% to $140.5bn, representing an additional $8.8bn in sales Sales in its US stores increased by...

Presentations

19/11/2021
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.
16/11/2021
Over recent months, Walmart Canada has remodelled several stores to launch different pilots as it evolves its store of the future.
04/11/2021
In this report, we explore how retailers and brands globally created a memorable Halloween in 2021.
04/11/2021
We’ve been to Toronto to understand how the retail landscape is changing as pandemic restrictions ease and hybrid working becomes the norm and see how retailers are adapting their format development plans in one of the most diverse cities globally.

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Canada country presentation

This guide to Canada 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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