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Metro Inc: data

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COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping food retail trends in North America

We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the North American food retail market in 2020 and beyond.

North America retail outlook 2021: performance to date

We look at how the market has been performing and assess whether the trends we highlighted at the start of the year remain relevant in the USA and Canada. The report also details the sales performance of the leading retailers as they come up against last year's surge in demand.

Canada country presentation

This guide to Canada explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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Canada’s Metro Inc. delivered a solid performance for fiscal 2021. As lockdowns and restrictions continue to ease it is seeing a switch to pre-pandemic trends. However, one are that is seeing stickiness is ecommerce. We look at some of the initiatives it has underway in the channel.

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We review Metro’s Q3 performance in Canada as it lapped last year’s pandemic-driven surge in demand. Third quarter key numbers Total sales fell 2.0% to $5.7bn, up 9.4% vs 2019 Food same-store sales down 3.6%, up 11.4% vs 2019 Pharmacy same-store sales up 7.6%, and up 8.6% vs 2019 Ecommerce sales increased 19% Net earnings down 4.2% to $252.4m COVID-19 related expenses of $...
We look at Metro’s latest new store opening, operated by its franchise partners, Frédéric and Martin Thibeault. COVID-19 legacy The 31,425 sq ft store is the fifth to be operated by the Thibeault family and forms part of a broader commercial development being undertaken by the family. It will also incorporate one of Metro’s other key formats, a Jean Coutu health and beauty store. One of the...
We review Metro’s Q2 performance, including strong ecommerce sales, and the outlook as it starts to cycle the surge in demand at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Second quarter key numbers Total sales increased 5.1% to $4.2bn Food same-store sales up 5.5%, and up 10.1% for the first 10 weeks of the quarter Pharmacy same-store sales down 0.8% Ecommerce sales increase...
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