As a subscriber to IGD’s Retail Analysis, hear our experts bring the latest format trends to life, unpick our growth forecasts across the region, and pose your own questions to the panel.

This interactive session will focus on the trends driving change in North America and how the pandemic is re-shaping retailers’ strategies.

Hear about prospects for growth in key channels, including online and discount, along with our view of how the store of the future will evolve in response to the pandemic-driven changes we are seeing in-store.

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23 February 2021 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM Eastern Standard Time | 3:00PM - 4:00PM GMT


10:00AM - 10:05AM

Introduction from the host - Simon Wainwright

10:05AM - 10:20AM

From the store of now to the store of the future – Stewart Samuel

  • How pandemic driven changes in store layouts are re-shaping retailers’ store of the future strategies
  • Retailers’ changing priorities in format development
  • Our five big bets for the store of the future

10:20AM - 10:40AM

Inside Walmart’s omni-store concept – Paula Bonner, SVP, Format Development & Real Estate at Walmart Canada

  • An inside look at Walmart’s Supercentre of the future concept
  • The objectives behind its development
  • What’s coming next

10:40AM - 11:00AM

How will hard discount retail evolve in the US? – Maxime Delacour, Ollie Butterworth

  • The strategic choices facing hard discount retailers
  • The learnings that can be applied from Europe
  • Seizing the online opportunity in discount


Paula Bonner, SVP, Format Development & Real Estate at
Walmart Canada

Paula has over two decades of experience in Canadian retail, leading teams in Merchandising, Ecommerce, Strategy, and Product development prior to her current role involving the transformation of store network at Walmart Canada.

Simon Wainwright
Director of Global Insights

Stewart Samuel
Program Director IGD Services Canadas

Maxime Delacour
Senior Retail Analyst, Global Discount

Ollie Butterworth
Retail Analyst, Latin America

Why should you attend?

Discover the prospects for growth in the US grocery ecommerce and discount channels

Learn how the changes we are seeing in-store today are re-shaping retailers’ future store strategies

Hear directly from our team of market and channel experts

Participate in an interactive session, where you can have your questions answered by our analysts

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