Videos

06/08/2020
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.

Canada presentations

Presentations

04/03/2015
As Walmart responds to the rapidly evolving landscape, we review its priorities for 2015 which include improving core operations, future proofing its store estate through digital integration, and investing in online fulfilment, capability and assortment.
12/02/2015
Innovation of the week: 7-Eleven offers limited edition Valentines coffee cups to help shoppers find love.
11/02/2015
In increasingly competitive environments, retailers and manufacturers are looking to offer innovative promotions in order to stand out from the crowd. In this insight presentation we highlight five of our favourites from 2014, lessons from which we believe will be emulated in 2015.
05/02/2015
Innovation of the week: Mark's, a workwear retailer in Canada, is providing in-store discounts which are linked to the temperature. 
27/01/2015
With the falling oil price bringing in a more favourable spending outlook in the US while creating some economic headwinds in Canada,  we look at the five trends set to impact two retail markets with very different growth prospects this year.
18/12/2014
Innovation of the week: Walmart Canada is surprising Christmas shoppers with a seasonal pop-up toy shop. 
16/12/2014
Following Loblaw’s acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart earlier this year, the drugstore retailer is piloting an expanded convenience food offering for a smaller format environment. We take a look at the key elements of this and what the impacts could be of offering an enhanced fresh food offer in more urban locations.
09/12/2014

We showcase some of the favourite stores we have visited during 2014, what’s great about them and what inspirations retailers and suppliers can take from them.

27/11/2014
As Nutella celebrates its 50th anniversary, we look at how it is using social media to drive brand and shopper engagement.
26/11/2014
We share global best in class examples of retailers operating in the free from category.