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The discount channel’s evolution in Latin America

The discount channel is evolving at pace in Latin America and this has sped up since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this report we look at each of the major discounters and highlight their latest developments. We explore five themes for how the channel is evolving and provide some hypotheses for how the channel could evolve further in the next five to 10 years. We also consider the opportunities and challenges for suppliers and manufacturers.

Walmart Express Oradores, Mexico

We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner.

Could Brazil be an engine of growth for Spain's DIA Group?

Explore DIA’s strategy and its renewed focus on Brazil, as we uncover why it could be a key retailer to watch in the medium-to-long term. 

COVID-19: how the pandemic is shaping grocery retail in Latin America

This report builds on our 10 global hypotheses, which we published in April, focusing on the six that have been the most prevalent in Latin America.

The last mile: rapid delivery in Latin America

This report provides insight on the evolution of last mile, rapid delivery services in Latin America.

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France-based Casino saw consolidated net sales rise 8% at constant exchange rates, to €31.9 bn, in its 2020 financial year. However, they fell by 7.9% after considering exchange rate effects and hyperinflation and the falling price of fuel. The retailer’s full year results rose by 9% and by 8% in organic and same-store terms respectively.

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Walmart Mexico (Walmex) recently reported total revenue growth of 8% for 2020 and 5.9% for Q4. Same-store-sales increased by 6.7% for the full year (4.9% in Q4). At its annual Walmex Day event, the business outlined three business priorities for the year 2021 and beyond: win in discount lead in omnichannel develop its ecosystems. Ambition to become the omnichannel market leader ...
Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how convenience retail and technology are connecting further. Edeka opens automated store in Germany Edeka has opened a 24/7 automated convenience store at Renningens train station. ‘E 24/7 Karow & Sommer’ stocks 300 SKUs items and will gra...
Historically, across Latin America food-to-go has not been a particular hot spot for product innovation and the category is often uninspiring. This is possibly due to the vibrant street food culture in the region, which is readily available, fast to produce, delicious and affordable. However, in the last year we have started to see early signs of innovation in the category. Despite these dev...

Major markets we cover in Latin America

Presentations

18/02/2021
Most global food retail markets experienced accelerated growth during 2020 as consumer spending on food shifted from out-of-home to at-home. In this report we look at the impact on growth across major markets in 2020 and the prospects through to 2022.
12/02/2021
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as 7-Eleven, Sourced Market, Tambo +, Morrisons, FamilyMart, Esso, AlfaMart, Coles, Woolworths, SPAR and Central Retail Group.
05/02/2021
This guide to Brazil 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.
26/01/2021
As one of the major success stories of 2020, we review the strategic priorities for Costco and the opportunities for suppliers to engage further with one of the world's largest retailers.

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Latin America retail outlook 2021

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Latin America in 2021.

Store visits from Latin America

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