Featured insights and store visits from North America

Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen several changes to store formats and layouts. Retailers are now integrating many of these elements into their store of the future concepts.

We highlight the five trends set to shape the North American food retail market in 2021.

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.

This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.

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As one of the key CPG suppliers impacted by the pandemic, Kimberly-Clark has outlined its outlook for the year ahead and the three key levers which will underpin growth as it cycles strong comparable sales from 2020.

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Kroger and Ocado have confirmed Phoenix, Arizona as the location for one of its 10 announced Customer Fulfillment Centres (CFC). We look at where the two companies will be aiming to grow their share of the US online grocery market. Supporting Fry's and Fry's Marketplace banners Last year, Kroger announced that it would open new facilities in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and Southwest ...
P&G reported a strong second quarter, reflecting pandemic-driven demand for its brands. Although there is a degree of uncertainty and volatility associated with its expectations for the second half, the business is confident that it will benefit from shifts driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales guidance raised despite second half uncertainty Second quarter sales increased by 8%, driven by ...
Amongst all modern retail channels, the impact of COVID-19 from a global perspective, has varied the most in convenience. The channel, however, continues to offer a massive opportunity for retailers and suppliers globally, benefiting from longer term consumption trends such as smaller households and more consumers shopping locally. With this in mind, we have identified five themes that we expect ...

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Presentations

26/01/2021
As one of the major success stories of 2020, we review the strategic priorities for Costco and the opportunities for suppliers to engage further with one of the world's largest retailers.
25/01/2021
We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters.
21/01/2021
Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
15/01/2021
Save-On-Foods' latest store development showcases its strengths in prepared foods, local sourcing and health and wellness, aiming to meet multiple shopper missions through its core supermarket format.
11/01/2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.

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