Featured insights and store visits from North America

North America retail outlook 2022

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

How the checkout is changing the store

Discover four factors impacting selling space at the front of store and the opportunities to drive impulse sales. 

Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market

Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C.

Inside Food Basics’ urban discount format

Discover how Metro has evolved its discount format to better meet the needs of urban shoppers in Canada's largest city.

In-store in the US: a snapshot of current priorities

We highlight 10 in-store initiatives we've spotted following our recent visits to stores in the USA and the opportunities to learn from.

Latest News

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We look at how Kroger is using Everseen’s Visual AI platform to reduce customer friction and losses at self-checkouts.

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Costco’s fourth quarter results revealed a strong finish to the year with total revenue exceeding $220 bn. We look at the factors underlying this performance and what to expect in the year ahead. Fourth quarter and full year key numbers Q4 total revenue up 15.2% to $70.8 bn, with full year revenue up 16% to $222.7 bn Comparable sales for the quarter (ex-fuel and currency impacts) up 1...
Walmart is launching two different experiences on Roblox, developed to offer unique interactive content and entertainment for users of the platform. Launching on large, fast-growing platform Roblox is an immersive, 3D online platform developed to play and create new games. Accessible through desktop and mobile browsers, its predominantly used with gaming consoles. Roblox is often considered...
In June, Sobeys’ parent company, Empire Company Limited, became co-owner of Scene+, an established loyalty programme in Canada. With a plan to transform it into one of the country’s leading loyalty programmes, the retailer has embarked on national roll-out. We look at how it’s launching the programme in-store in western Canada. National roll-out to be completed by early 2023 Sobeys commence...

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Presentations

08/09/2022
Find out how retailers and brands helped shoppers prepare for 2022’s back-to-school season amid the cost of living crisis. We review four areas, including meal options, school uniforms / clothing, classroom supplies and hygiene and personal care products.
08/09/2022
Discover how Amazon has adapted its core urban convenience format for a suburban location.
17/08/2022
Retailers and suppliers are operating in the most complex environment for decades.
12/08/2022
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel, and must-see stores.
08/08/2022
The US is a challenging market for discounter Lidl. We visited two stores opened in 2022, to see how Lidl is gaining momentum in the market through its in-store offering.

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