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Cencosud has reported supermarket revenue of CLP1,670.3 tr (US$2.1 bn) in Q3. In local currency this represents a 0.6% increase. The slight growth was driven by revenues in Argentina, Chile and Colombia, but partially offset by Brazil and Peru. In constant currency, revenues increased by 6.9%. This reflects the depreciation of the Argentine peso and Colombian peso against the Chilean peso.

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A new law is currently under review in Argentina, which, if passed, will regulate the grocery retail market, with the aim of better promoting competition. The ‘Law of Gondolas’ has been approved by Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies and has now been passed to the Senate for final approval. The law consists of several conditions aimed at making promotional space on gondola’s more equal. This wil...
Colombian retailer Grupo Éxito, part of the Casino Group, has posted its strongest sales performance of the last three years. In Q3 its net sales reached COP2.67tn (US$779.9m), a quarterly growth of 5.6% (vs. 3.4% in Q2 and 0.6% in Q3 2018). This is the business’s seventh consecutive quarter of net sales and same-store-sales (SSS) growth. SSS grew by 5.8% in Q3, up from 3.6% in the previous ...
In the first nine months of 2019 DIA closed 757 underperforming stores across the group. Most of these closures were in Brazil (313) and Spain (374). In Brazil closures consisted of 44 DIA owned stores and 269 franchised sites. In 2019 DIA has embarked on a large-scale de-franchising process to improve the quality of its franchisee network. At the start of the year franchises accounted for 5...


We’re wrapping up 2019 by looking at some of the most insightful discount stores we visited this year. This report will give you a view on how the discount channel is evolving globally. Discounters use a more shopper centric strategy, they invest in technology in their stores and evolve their assortments to align with latest trends.
We visited Walmart’s flagship Lomas Toreo store in Mexico City. It features many of the retailer’s latest omnichannel initiatives, which enhance the shopping experience. It is the first store in Mexico to feature an online Pick-up tower and the first to showcase its modern Café Marketside concept.
We explore the key growth markets for the convenience channel in Latin America. This outlines the conditions shaping its growth in these markets. We also deep-dive into five key themes that will influence future development in the channel.
Our selection of these stores globally show how and where retailers have pushed boundaries to create innovative, original formats. They’ve put shoppers first, using insight and new thinking to develop unique offers.
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We take a look at the five key themes that are set to shape the Latin American retail sector in 2019 and beyond.

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