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As we kick off 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic remains front of mind for industry leaders. Many anticipated being well into the recovery stage at this point. But the continued emergence of variants throws up short-term operational challenges, which can limit the headspace for longer-term planning. We’ve identified five trends shaping retailers’ plans this year.

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Amazon Style will launch later this year with in-store technology enhancing and personalising the shopping experience. Advanced technology in-store Amazon’s first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, is set to open in Los Angeles later this year. According to Amazon, it will offer a “ seamless and elevated shopping experience” . The store will feature items from brands customers “know an...
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018,  Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot  using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its secon...
As the leading on-demand delivery service, or quick commerce provider, in North America develops a new ready meals hub, we look at why Instacart is aiming to tap into different delivery segments. Changing competitive landscape Instacart is the most established on-demand delivery service in the US, with over 700 retail partners, including most of the leading grocers. It initially established i...


Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.
The GIANT Company has opened its fourth store under the GIANT Heirloom Market banner.
Five trends that will shape the convenience channel, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
The five trends shaping food-to-go around the world this year with examples of the operators and retailers already leading the way.

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USA Country Presentation

A guide to the USA grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

North America retail outlook 2022

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

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