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21 February 2017
Following Walmart's Q4 results announcement, we look at the latest performance and the growth outlook across several of its key markets.  Walmex continues to impress in Mexico Walmart majority owned Walmex continues to lead in the Mexican market, with a variety of formats delivering sales growth ahead of the market. In 2016 overall, total Mexico same store sales growth came in at 8.0%, wit...
25 October 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the third quarter of 2016, including who's winning, the hotspots for expansion, and who's being most innovative in-store. Retailer results: who's winning Internationally, net sales declined for Walmart in Q2 of fiscal 2017. Walmex reported strong momentum across all formats, divisions and countries, while co...
22 September 2016
Latest UN population forecasts show Latin America urbanising at a faster rate than anywhere else on earth, with 89% of the population set to live in urban areas by 2050. This is accelerating the focus on its cities, posing infrastructural challenges alongside expanded opportunities. What's a megacity and why is it important? Megacities, and others that are just below the megacity thresho...
31 August 2016
MercadoLibre's chief financial officer, Pedro Arnt, said the second quarter of 2016 was one of its strongest ever. We look at three reasons why the online marketplace is one to watch in Latin America.   1. Consistently strong results Often referred to as the Latin American eBay (eBay is actually a major shareholder) MercadoLibre posted a 29% increase in net revenues, year-on-year, for t...
18 August 2016
Walmart has reported a 0.5% increase in total revenue for Q2 of fiscal 2017, with what it called "overall...another solid performance" from its international business. We look at how it fared in key Latin American markets. International performance positive across most markets Internationally, net sales declined by 6.6% to $28.6bn, reflecting the impact of currency, with sales up 2.2%...
28 July 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the second quarter of 2016, including results, format development, and new market entries. Mixed bag of results to date In Brazil, there seems to be no stopping Assaí as the atacarejo format reported 37.6% sales growth year-on-year for Q2. Proximity growth was also double digit for GPA Casino's e-commerce...