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


As Costco prepares to open in Spain (market number 10) we review its growing international presence, how it seeks to create a truly global format, and which markets it may target next.
Innovation of the week. We take a look at Tellspec - a small and convenient device to identify the ingredients in your food.

With increasing competition from other retail channels, we examine five trends and innovations in the health and beauty channel from around the world.

We explore how retailers are reinventing large format stores to strengthen their appeal with shoppers and what this means for suppliers.
We review how Loblaw’s new loyalty program combines the power of mobile and in-store to deliver a new type of personalised solution for shoppers.

As Target’s stores in Canada get their official launch, we look at how this fits into the retailer’s broader growth strategy, the potential impacts on the market, plus our take on its first stores


Innovation of the week. McDonalds has launched a new site dedicated to providing total transparency by answering any customer questions.

This latest edition of our Retail Excellence series will provide you with ideas from around the globe as to how you can increase customer engagement with your categories and brands in-store.
From the very best of our store visits this quarter, we reveal seven steps you can take to excite and inspire shoppers in-store...

How to boost your trading impact: what we’ve learned from our store visits in the last quarter