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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.

Based on the latest trading updates, we look at what the changing priorities for suppliers and where the focus is shifting to as they plan to trade the second half of the year.

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.

How retailers can maximise the sales opportunity as consumers switch from eating-out to dining-in during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.

In this report we look at the strategies of the leading operators and how value, variety and excitement could enable strong growth in a post-Covid19 environment.

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We look how McCormick is benefiting from the shift to more eating at home and some of the challenges its continues to face.

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Walmart has revealed a new look and feel for its US Supercenters, with inspiration taken from airports to help its shoppers complete a fast and easy trip. App driven experience Walmart has developed a new look and feel for its stores, as reported by the Associated Press. Tested in one store, the exterior and interior of the stores will feature the Walmart app icon. The store entrance area w...
Following an announcement earlier this summer, Kroger and Ocado have confirmed Romulus, MI as the location for a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC). Supporting customers in Michigan, Northern Ohio, and Indiana In June, Kroger announced that it would open new facilities in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions as part of its strategic partnership with Ocado. Confirming Romulus a...
As Southeastern Grocers continues to sharpen its focus on its Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarkets and Fresco y Más banners, we look at two of the retailer’s recently remodelled stores. This month the retailer has launched remodelled stores in Orlando and Edgewater, Florida. In both stores, the retailer has made several enhancements. Source: Southeastern Grocers Store features Stores...

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Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at five formats and the four key themes linking them together.
In our quarterly survey of companies operating in the CPG industry, we look at at how they felt about eight business activities and how they believed this might change over the next six to 12 months.
We review the latest store opening from Ahold Delhaize's Hannaford banner in the USA, including how the retailer optimises its global scale to deliver a locally relevant proposition.
Aldi Süd is expected to generate an additional €14 bn in sales globally between 2020 and 2022. We review its strategic priorities, the sales outlook to 2022 and the impact of COVID-19 on its model.
We review Loblaw's strategic priorities, including the impact of COVID-19 on its plans and performance and the sales outlook to 2022.
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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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