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Earlier this year we published our five trends to watch in North America in 2021. We review our predictions and highlight what’s happened and why we’ve had to revise our outlook.

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Having undertaken three major divestments in the last year and digital growth set to outpace sales through physical formats, a very different Walmart will emerge over the next five years. We highlight the five major changes to plan for. Business in transformation Walmart is the world's largest retailer, with activities spanning North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa. It has emerged a...
Leading US-based quick commerce company, Instacart, has appointed Fidji Simo as its new CEO, effective August 2. We look at her background, what she brings to the role, and some of the key challenges ahead. Facebook veteran Simo joins Instacart from Facebook where she was vice president and head of the Facebook app. She has overseen its development over the last ten years, including News Fe...
Canada's leading retailer, Loblaw, has opened its first Real Atlantic Superstore format in over a decade. We look at the concept which features the latest conventional neighbourhood model décor. Built for the future This is a new build store, located in a growing community within the Halifax Regional Municipality. It is expected to experience sustainable population growth for many years to ...

Presentations

19/07/2021
We look at how Metro continues to evolve its core supermarket offer, bringing to life its strengths in fresh, prepared foods and local sourcing.
16/07/2021
Brightside Eggs, based in Chilliwack, BC, Canada has opened a new unstaffed farm store, Brightside Market.
15/07/2021
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.
13/07/2021
We look at Walmart's strategic priorities for the next five years.

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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.

North America retail outlook 2021

We highlight the five trends set to shape the North American food retail market in 2021.

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Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries

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