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Canada’s leading food retailer, Loblaw, has acquired the technology and related team from Eyereturn Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation to support the growth of Loblaw Media.

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We look at how Circle K’s parent company, Couche-Tard, continues to adjust to the pandemic and the changes it’s making across its global operations. Second quarter key numbers Total merchandise and service revenues increased 6.3% to $3.8bn Same-store merchandise revenues increased 8.6% in Europe, 4.4% in the US and 11.4% in Canada Operating income increased 32.0% to $1.0bn 1. ...
Loblaw is partnering with Gatik to deploy a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles to transport goods from its automated picking facility to retail locations in Toronto. Expanding 10-month pilot programme Starting next January, this will build on a 10-month on-road pilot which has been underway in Toronto using one delivery vehicle. Gatik will upfit five Ford Transit 350 box trucks with refr...
Walmart Canada is expanding is partnership with San-Francisco based Focal Systems for the deployment of shelf-edge cameras. Improving product availability Building on a pilot programme, Walmart Canada will expand Focal Systems’ out-of-stock solution to additional stores next year. This forms part of a $3.5bn investment programme announced earlier this year. Focal’s cameras automatical...

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18/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
17/11/2020
As we approach Ocado announcing its Q4 results, we look at its commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next three years, and the implications for manufacturers.
09/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to achieve incremental increases in basket size and are developing their proposition to attract shoppers back to the format. In this report we show winning strategies by hypermarket and large supermarket operators from around the world.
03/11/2020
We visited Fresh St. Market's Vancouver flagship to see how the retailer has adapted its offer for an urban catchment.
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This guide to Canada explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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.

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