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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. These include digitising the store experience, evolving ecommerce models and the emergence of new business models.

The Americas channel forecasts
2022 – 2027

This report shares the Americas view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from four major markets across the region. 

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. 

How Kroger developed an urban supermarket concept

Discover the elements which Kroger prioritised as it rethought its traditional approach to format development.

How Whole Foods Market is bringing back retail theatre

We step inside one of the retailer's new store developments to see how it's using store design to create a bold new look.

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Walmart plans to open around 30 new Sam’s Club warehouses across the US over the coming five years. The decision, which represents its most aggressive expansion in years, was made following record same-store sales growth and an all-time high in memberships.

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Following a succesful soft launch in September, Walmart has launched Walmart Business, a standalone B2B ecommerce platform tailored to the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs), as well as non-profit organisations.  What is it? Walmart Business is a new online delivery service targeted at SMBs. The platform offers a curated assortment consisting of more than 100,000 products, which ar...
In January, retailers aim to tap into consumers making resolutions to adopt healthier lifestyles. Health and wellness provides retailers with access to a new sales and profit stream and an opportunity to engage more deeply with their shoppers. Here we highlight some initiatives we’ve seen this month from retailers and food-to-go operators across the US. Supporting lifestyle changes Maint...
For an event that’s often associated with showcasing new retail technologies, there was a different feel to this year’s NRF show in New York. The heavy lifting has been done, there’s no major breakthroughs on the horizon. Now it’s time for technologies such as AI, machine learning, computer vision and IoT to meet their promise and help retailers drive efficiencies and reimagine the customer exper...

Major markets we cover in North America


Step inside the retailer’s latest opening to discover an innovative design concept and exceptional food experience.
We highlight five trends that we expect to shape the North American grocery retail market over the next 12 months and beyond. Our trends have been built using our in-depth North American market research, allowing us to provide retailer examples and key considerations for retailers and suppliers.
A guide to the Canadian grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
Insights and strategies to optimise in-store digital signage.
Against the backdrop of inflation and rising cost of living, we have reforecast our growth expectations for global, regional and country channels to 2027. This report shares the global view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from 42 major markets across all regions. It provides data on different channels’ performance and highlights which regions and markets lead the way in terms of channel development.

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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