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Walgreens and VillageMD to open 40 more co-owned clinics, while the retailer establishes the Walgreens Advertising Group to support suppliers and Boots appoints a new Chief Marketing Officer.

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7-Eleven has launched 7-Eleven Wallet app to allow customers to add cash into the 7-Eleven app and pay for items from their mobile phones. A service to encourage more cashless transactions Cash can only be loaded (without a transaction fee) at the cash register in-store, but other payment methods such as debit, credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and prepaid 7-Eleven gift cards can be loade...
Third quarter key numbers Dollar Tree’s consolidated net sales increased 7.5% to $6.2bn, with enterprise same-store sales up 5.1% Same-store sales for the Family Dollar banner increased 6.4%, while Dollar Tree same-store sales increased 4.0% Operating income increased 9.9% to $465.5m Customers shopping events and holidays early Dollar Tree saw a strong performance across most ...
With retailers adopting different tactics this year, we look at how consumers shopped Black Friday. Setting up a strong Cyber Monday Data from Adobe Digital Insights revealed that shoppers spent $9.0bn online this year, an increase of 21.6% versus 2019. Toys and electronics were among the most popular items bought online. Adobe expects Cyber Monday (November 30) to set new records for digit...

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04/12/2020
Walmart is a partnering with GM-owned self-driving car company, Cruise, to pilot grocery deliveries in Arizona.
18/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
17/11/2020
As we approach Ocado announcing its Q4 results, we look at its commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next three years, and the implications for manufacturers.
16/11/2020
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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Interim grocery channel forecasts: US, China and UK 2020


Hear directly from IGD analysts as they explain the thinking behind the channel shifts in our newly released forecasts for 2020.

Key Presentations

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.

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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