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Loblaw’s drugstore business, Shoppers Drug Mart, is testing vending machines in the Ontario market.

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Building on its recent out-performance, Costco delivered its highest-ever sales growth for the month of December. Net sales up 16.2% As one of the first global retailers to report on its holiday performance, Costco’s results provide a great read on consumer sentiment, especially in North America, which accounts for over 86% of its sales. Sales in December increased 16.2% globally to $22.2bn,...
With case numbers hitting record levels in the USA and Canada, we look at how retailers are being impacted by the surging Omicron variant. Surging COVID-19 cases North America is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, accounting for around a third of all infections being reported globally. The latest seven-day averages for the USA and Canada are exceeding 400,000 and 35,000 cases respectiv...
Several new initiatives indicate that quick commerce is about to take off in Canada. We look at some of the companies looking to be in the running. Aiming for sub-60-minute deliveries Although companies such as Instacart and Cornershop have been operating in Canada for a couple of years, they have been mainly focused on deliveries in as little as one hour. However, several companies are pos...

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12/01/2022
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.
06/01/2022
A guide to the Canadian grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
10/12/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
07/12/2021
Farm Boy is spearheading Sobeys’ push to gain share in the Ontario market, especially in urban locations.

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North America retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. 

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