Featured insights and store visits from Latin America

The discount channel is evolving at pace in Latin America and this has sped up since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this report we look at each of the major discounters and highlight their latest developments. We explore five themes for how the channel is evolving and provide some hypotheses for how the channel could evolve further in the next five to 10 years. We also consider the opportunities and challenges for suppliers and manufacturers.

We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner.

Explore DIA’s strategy and its renewed focus on Brazil, as we uncover why it could be a key retailer to watch in the medium-to-long term. 

This report builds on our 10 global hypotheses, which we published in April, focusing on the six that have been the most prevalent in Latin America.

This report provides insight on the evolution of last mile, rapid delivery services in Latin America.

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Spain-based discounter DIA has revealed its Q4 2020 results, which showed total group sales of €1.7 bn and an increase in like-for-like (LFL) sales of 6.9%. The results were particularly positive given DIA’s store numbers fell by 457, with the retailer ending Q4 2020 with a total of 6,169. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development and evolution of retailers across the world. For the discount channel, one of the biggest changes in 2020 has been the acceleration of developing online services, to catch up with other non-discounter competitors and meet shoppers’ expectations. With profitability being at the heart of the discount model and a key measure of success, the ...
Mexican business FEMSA, which owns the OXXO convenience store chain, are trialling autonomous convenience stores in Mexico. The small-sized units are designed to serve customers in hospitals, apartment complexes and offices. FEMSA has launched two stores in the format, which it has named OXXO Smart. Source: FEMSA Key characteristics of OXXO Smart The stores are fully autonomous (r...
Peruvian business InRetail has acquired Makro’s cash and carry stores in Peru for US$360m. Makro’s South American operations are owned by SHV Holdings, a Dutch business and one of the world’s largest private trading groups. InRetail has agreed to acquire 100% of its operations in Peru (16 stores), which will help it to bolster its multi-format strategy. "This incorporation strengthens our vis...

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Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner. Key features include: - An enhanced omnichannel experience - Forward-thinking store design that simplifies the customer journey - New ready-to-eat meal solutions and grab-and-go offer - Implementation of self-checkouts - Café Marketside in-store café
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in large stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as Kroger, Prisma, Asda, ICA, Walmart, Heinen, Ahold Delhaize, Grupo Éxito Wow, Coop Sverige, Central Food Hall, Colruyt and Mercadona.
Find inspiration from global operators, including Morrisons, Carrefour, Loblaw and Grupo Éxito in our Q4 highlights.
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