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Rapid delivery services have been present in Latin America for around a decade, although the most successful start-ups launched in 2014 and 2015. Through a range of providers customers can order fast-food, restaurant meals, groceries, medicine, and more and have these delivered by courier in under an hour.

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In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, convenience operators are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to the food and consumer goods products they need. We will continue to update this article as the latest initiatives are announced. Latest from UK Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned. Find out mor...
We review Walmart's first quarter results and its outlook as the business adapts to the new trading environment. Walmart's key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q1 increased by 8.6% to $134.6bn Operating income increased 5.6% $5.2bn Sales in its US stores increased by 10.5% and by 9.6% at Sam’s Club US comp store sales increased by 10.0%, with average ticket up 16.5% while tran...
Walmex (Walmart Mexico) has introduced a new pricing initiative called “Los Esenciales” (The Essentials), which sees 125 essential items sold at their lowest possible prices in order to support the Mexican population during the COVID—19 pandemic. This promotion will feature in all Walmex’s Bodega Aurrera discount banners, which account for more than 2,000 stores across the country. Items will ...

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18/06/2020
We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.
15/06/2020
We look at Amazon's commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next five years, and the implications for retailers and manufacturers.
05/06/2020
In Latin America grocery retailers and FMCG businesses are starting to consider the future of retail in a post-Covid-19 world. This report builds on our 10 global hypotheses, which we published in April, focusing on the six that have been the most prevalent in the region. We look at the how these hypotheses have played out, giving examples of how businesses have responded during the pandemic. We give our view of how we expect these changes to continue to evolve in the medium term and provide implications and considerations for manufacturers.
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