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Costco’ new financial year saw a continuation of the strong results of the last year. We review its performance and how new ecommerce initiatives and its launch in China have contributed to its growth.

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We review Sobeys’ second quarter performance as it enters the final phase of its turnaround plan, Project Sunrise. More promotional marketplace Second quarter sales increased 3.6% to $6.4bn, with same-store sales up 2.0%. Sales growth was broad-based across its formats, with customer count and basket size up. The retailer also saw strong growth in operating income, up 65.2% to $286.4m, supp...
As the retailer announces plans to open 10 additional stores in Ontario over the next two years, we look at what makes this a powerful format for the retailer. Driving growth in urban locations Sobeys acquired Farm Boy last December in a deal designed to help Sobeys drive its penetration in urban locations. At the time, Ottawa-based Farm Boy operated 26 stores. It was a great acquisition fo...
Metro is selling its stake in the MissFresh meal kit business it acquired in 2017. Company being acquired by Cook it Founded in Montreal in 2015 by Marie-Eve Prevost, Bernard Prevost, and Ritter Huang, MissFresh is a Canadian meal kits company. Following the deal in 2017 MissFresh's three cofounders retained 30% of the capital and continued to take an active part in the company's management...

Presentations

15/01/2020
We review the five key trends set to shape the North American food retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.
17/12/2019
This guide to Canada 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.
13/12/2019
Food Basics is Metro’s discount banner, serving value-seeking customers in Ontario, Canada. We recently visited its new store to see how it is adapting the offer to a smaller footprint.
18/11/2019
We visited Walmart Canada's new hypermarket concept in Toronto. The new concept is part of Walmart’s hypermarket of the future programme and aims to appeal particularly to younger customers and families.
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This guide to Canada 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.

Following a year of accelerated change in the North American grocery market, we look at the five key trends set to shape it in 2019.

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