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Vancouver-based Georgia Main Food Group has developed a strong local following and global retail interest since the launch of its first store under the Fresh St. Market banner in 2013. As part of the growth plan for the format, alongside new developments, the retailer has also been converting former IGA locations. We visited a newly converted store in Langley, British Columbia, to see how the format continues to evolve and showcase what we consider to be one of the most engaging concepts in North American retailing.

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Leading global convenience chain Couche-Tard, which operates as Circle K, is one of the most innovative in the channel. It continues to flex its approach in response to the current trading environment while also investing for the future. We highlight some of the programmes it has in place, many of which could be replicated by operators across different channels. Value food-to-go - it has ...
We review Loblaw’s Q3 performance as shoppers continue to adjust their behaviours in an inflationary environment. Q3 key numbers Total revenue increased 8.3% to $17,388m Retail segment sales increased 8.2% to $17,130m, with food up 7.4% and drug up 10.3% Food retail same-stores sales increased 6.9%, with drug retail same-store sales up 7.7% Ecommerce sales increased 3.0% Adju...
Sobeys’ Farm Boy banner opened its latest store with the conversion of a former Sobeys Urban Fresh location in downtown Toronto. We showcase some of the key features of this new store. Acquired to spearhead Sobeys’ push in urban locations Sobeys acquired Farm Boy at the end of 2018, in a deal designed to help the retailer drive its penetration in urban locations. At the point of acquisition...

Presentations

08/12/2022
We highlight 12 elements which have been refocused to create a new flagship supermarket for one of Canada’s leading retailers.
25/11/2022
A guide to the retailer, its strategic priorities and operations today. Updated to include recent new initiatives.
03/11/2022
Against the backdrop of inflation and rising living costs, we have reforecast our growth expectations for the global market and key countries to 2027. This report highlights how inflation is impacting regions and countries differently.
17/10/2022
A guide to the retailer, its strategic priorities and operations today. Updated to include details on new programmes and several new acquisitions.

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