Featured insights and store visits from North America

Shopper marketing snapshot: USA

See in-store initiatives and activations designed to drive demand, create impulse purchases, or accelerate category growth from suppliers and retailers in the USA.

How the checkout is changing the store

Discover four factors impacting selling space at the front of store and the opportunities to drive impulse sales. 

How Whole Foods Market is bringing back retail theatre

We step inside one of the retailer's new store developments to see how it's using store design to create a bold new look.

How Kroger developed an urban supermarket concept

Discover the elements which Kroger prioritised as it rethought its traditional approach to format development.

North America retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. These include digitising the store experience, evolving ecommerce models and the emergence of new business models.

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In its Q1 results, Costco has reported total revenue growth of 8.1%, despite tough comparatives. Here we explore the factors underpinning this performance and its plans for 2023.   

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Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference, Walmart’s president and CEO, Doug McMillon, outlined why he remains confident on the retailer’s ability to continue delivering profit growth, and why it could be even stronger going forward. 1. Productivity enhancements driven by a greater role for automation Walmart views a key role for automated storage and retrieval sy...
Vancouver-based Georgia Main Food Group has developed a strong local following and global retail interest since the launch of its first store under the Fresh St. Market banner in 2013. As part of the growth plan for the format, alongside new developments, the retailer has also been converting former IGA locations. We visited a newly converted store in Langley, British Columbia, to see how the for...
Following a strong third quarter performance, USA-based Kroger has lifted its outlook for the full year. We look at what’s underpinning its confidence. Q3 key numbers Total sales increased 7.3% to $34,198m Identical sales (ex-fuel) increased 6.9% Digital sales increased 10% Operating profit fell 3.1% to $841m Bringing its experience to bear These results highlight how gr...

Major markets we cover in North America


We highlight 12 elements which have been refocused to create a new flagship supermarket for one of Canada’s leading retailers.
This report explore key themes this Christmas and provides a summary of retailers' campaigns and in-store execution.
We showcase 30 inspirational stores across the globe which align with the key themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.
We look at the changes the retailer is making to its US hypermarkets, an operation which accounts for over half of its global sales. These include investments in store design, technology and developing new businesses.
A guide to the retailer, its strategic priorities and operations today. Updated to include its 2022 full year results.

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