Featured insights and store visits from North America

North America retail outlook 2022

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

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. 

Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market

Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C.

Inside Food Basics’ urban discount format

Discover how Metro has evolved its discount format to better meet the needs of urban shoppers in Canada's largest city.

In-store in the US: a snapshot of current priorities

We highlight 10 in-store initiatives we've spotted following our recent visits to stores in the USA and the opportunities to learn from.

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Ahold Delhaize shared its positive results globally as well its outlook for the rest of 2022. The US continues with it’s strong growth and Europe bounces back with better growth Q2.

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Walmart is reported to be laying off around 200 associates at its HQ in the US. The retailer is the latest in a long line of companies to make a reduction in headcount. We consider what this means for the business and the wider economy. Big headlines, small change Anytime Walmart makes any type of cut in associate numbers, it generates a lot of headlines. In part, this is because the busine...
Leading US-based dollar store chain, Dollar General, has formed a new Healthcare Advisory Panel. This will provide it with guidance and the prioritisation of efforts in the health and wellness space. We consider why this is a strategic goal for the business. Leveraging a network of over 18,000 stores As a dollar store operator, Dollar General is not the first retailer that springs to mind w...
Albertsons saw a strong lift in net sales and other revenue in Q1, with the business benefitting from higher inflation and growth in digital sales. It expects the strong growth to continue throughout its fiscal year, updating its guidance on sales and profitability. Q1 key numbers Net sales and other revenue up 9.6% to $23,310m Identical store sales up 6.8% Digital sales up 28% ...

Major markets we cover in North America


A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated twice a year to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel, and must-see stores.
The US is a challenging market for discounter Lidl. We visited two stores opened in 2022, to see how Lidl is gaining momentum in the market through its in-store offering.
A report assessing the tactical and strategic direction for larger grocery concepts around the world.
An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.

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Store visits from North America

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