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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.

Based on the latest trading updates, we look at what the changing priorities for suppliers and where the focus is shifting to as they plan to trade the second half of the year.

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.

How retailers can maximise the sales opportunity as consumers switch from eating-out to dining-in during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.

In this report we look at the strategies of the leading operators and how value, variety and excitement could enable strong growth in a post-Covid19 environment.

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As we head into the key trading season, we highlight the five priorities for food retailers as they balance managing the pandemic and maximising the sales opportunity.

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Lidl US announced its stores’ upgraded ventilation system will add a new layer of protection for customers and employees. The discounter will install hospital grade air filters in all its US stores by the end of 2020 to help it attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Providing a safer in-store environment Following the announcement issued by the US’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tha...
Following a strong first quarter performance, P&G has increased its full year guidance for sales growth, helping to reset expectations for the year ahead. Strongest performance since the start of the pandemic First quarter organic sales growth of 9% was driven by volume growth of 7% and supported by pricing (1%) and mix (1%) improvements. This was the strongest quarterly growth delivered by...
Albertsons, the third-largest food retailer in the US, has rolled-out a new contactless payment tool across its store network. Contactless payment Albertsons Pay has been launched within the retailer’s just for U loyalty app. It provides shoppers with a safe, secure and contactless way for shoppers to pay in-store. They can also apply discounts and earn rewards within the app. It has been r...

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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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