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How COVID-19 changed global food retail markets

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.

North America retail outlook 2021

We highlight the five trends set to shape the North American food retail market in 2021.

Strategic outlook for Walmart

We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.

USA Country Presentation

This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Amazon Fresh, Los Angeles, USA

Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.

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We review Costco’s second quarter results as it starts to lap last year's surge in demand driven by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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As Ahold Delhaize investigates opportunities for acquisitions in the US and sets out its new health and sustainability goals, we round up news from the retailer. Ahold Delhaize looking for acquisition targets… In an interview in the Financial Times, Ahold Delhaize’s chief executive, Frans Muller, has discussed the opportunities for the retailer to act as a consolidating force in the fragmen...
We look at Target’s latest results and its strategic update which included details of its investment programme for the next few years. This includes a $4bn annual investment plan in digital commerce, new stores and remodels and its supply chain. Q4 key numbers Total revenue up 21.1% to $28.3bn Fourth quarter comparable sales increased 20.5%, with traffic up 6.5% and average ticket up ...
Instacart has raised $265m in new funding led by its existing investors to drive further growth and development of the business. This values the company at US$39bn. Rapid expansion in 2020 Instacart is the leading on-demand grocery fulfillment company in North America, working with over 600 retail partners, including over 200 added in the last year. This has enabled it to expand its reach t...

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Presentations

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.
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.
09/02/2021
Last September, Albertsons opened the latest iteration of what it refers to internally as Pavilions 2.0, which features a new décor package for the upscale banner. We recently visited this store to see the key changes and how it aligns with the retailer's format strategy.
04/02/2021
American football’s Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events globally. We look at how retailers and suppliers are adjusting their approaches this year. While campaigns focus on key pandemic themes, including the switch to virtual and a focus on community, they also reflect the restrictions on social gatherings which remain in place in many locations.

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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.

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