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North America retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. 

Global grocery markets growth 2021-2026

Against the backdrop of changing lockdown restrictions and mobility and rising inflation, we have reforecast our growth expectations across major markets through to 2026.

Strategic outlook for Walmart

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.

USA Country Presentation

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 Fresh, Los Angeles, USA

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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In January 2021, Cencosud announced significant new investment plans, with a projected spend of US$1.8 bn between 2021–2023. The bulk of this was to be invested in refreshing its existing estate and expanding its store network.

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Mirroring Walmart’s first quarter results, Target delivered a solid sales performance in Q1, but profitability came in below expectations. Having been one of the stars of retail through the pandemic, we look at what this could mean for the wider industry. First quarter key numbers Total revenue increased 4.0% to $25.2bn Operating income decreased 43.3% to $1.3bn Comparable sales up...
Despite a solid sales performance in the first quarter, against tough comparables, Walmart saw a sharp hit on profitability due to higher costs. We look at the impact on its performance and its updated outlook for the year. Walmart's Q1 key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q1 increased by 2.4% to $141.6bn, representing an additional $3.3bn Sales in its US stores increased by 4.0%, w...
Loblaw’s Shoppers Drug Mart business has completed the acquisition of Lifemark Health Group. The company is a leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services through more than 300 clinics across Canada. The deal is valued at CAD$845m. Growing role as a healthcare services company As...

Major markets we cover in North America

Presentations

20/05/2022
A global overview of the impact of rising costs on grocery retailers and their suppliers in major markets. How shopping habits and channel dynamics are evolving. How retailers are reacting and adapting to try to continue to deliver value to their shoppers.
19/05/2022
We review Seven & i Holdings’ performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.
11/05/2022
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated twice yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
19/04/2022
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated twice yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
04/04/2022
Discover how Metro has evolved its discount format to better meet the needs of urban shoppers in Canada's largest city.

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