Latin America News & Analysis

23 November 2022
As retailers adjust to a rising cost base, we are seeing several changes in the in-store environment. Initiatives are being focused in four key areas including reducing labour requirements, improving productivity, reducing energy costs and limiting food waste. Here are some global examples. Reducing labour The focus on reducing labour is mainly being driven by the vacancies retailers are fa...
15 November 2022
Walmart delivered a strong Q3 sales performance, setting it up for the holiday trading period. We look at the factors driving its results and expectations going forward. Walmart's Q3 key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q3 increased by 8.7% to $152.8 bn, representing an additional $12.3 bn year-on-year Sales in its US stores increased by 8.5%, with Sam’s Club up 12.8% US ecommerc...
09 November 2022
The Carrefour group shared its new strategic plan to 2026, which reflected on its achievements and showcases its new evolving strategic plan. The group plans to build a stronger and more competitive model which creates more value. Carrefour has set several objectives to gain market share, reduce food waste, increase its commitment to climate change and enhance its private label range. Taking a...
03 November 2022
OXXO, a Mexican convenience store chain (owned by FEMSA), recently announced it will open two new stores every three days until the end of the year. As of September 30, 2022, OXXO operated 20,899 stores across Latin America, and in November last year, it announced its 10-year plan to open 10,000 stores. Following a successful acquisition of Valora Group (more below), we will soon start to see ...
28 October 2022
Casino Group has reported net sales growth of +10.6% and +5.4% on a same-store basis in Q3 2022. Convenience channel boosts sales in France In Q3 2022, Casino saw sales increase by +3.9% on a same-store basis in France, an improvement on its Q2 performance of +3.4%. Its French retail sales reached €3.6 bn in Q3. Its convenience stores showed the biggest increase in sales, as the continue...
27 October 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment, especially as inflation accelerated across all European markets. The retailer confirms its sales in Q3 2022 reached €23,504m an increase of 19%, with like-for-like (LFL) sales growing by 11.3%, compared to Q3 2021. Source: Carrefour Alexandre Bompard, Carrefour’s Chairman and CEO addresses Q3’s outcomes ‘In an en...
05 October 2022
Through its partnership with quick commerce specialist Cornershop by Uber, Carrefour has added a new 15-minute delivery service in the city of São Paulo. Early stages of roll out The new service, called Carrefour Já, is selectable in the existing Cornershop by Uber app, but only in areas where the service is currently available. It was initially piloted in two stores back in July and expand...
27 September 2022
GPA, Brazil’s second biggest retailer, and Grupo Éxito, Colombia’s leading grocer, which are both part of the French retailer Casino Group, have made it easier for customers to make healthier choices through the development of the Taeq private label range. Democratising healthier options The pandemic has been a catalyst for customers to put their health first. This has led to them conscious...
13 September 2022
On September 5, Brazilian retail group Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA) announced plans to sell 83% of the shares it owns in its subsidiary Grupo Éxito, Colombia’s leading grocer. The sale is aimed at generating increased value for Éxito shareholders but should enhance the market value of GPA and Éxito alike.    GPA will retain a minority share of 13% in Éxito but has the potential to monetise its ho...
25 August 2022
Grupo Nós, a joint venture between the Brazilian company Raízen and the Mexican business FEMSA Comercio, is rapidly expanding the OXXO convenience store chain in Brazil. The first store opened in the city of Campinas (São Paulo state) and as of July 2022, it had 124 units in operation. The OXXO convenience chain was launched in Mexico by FEMSA in 1978 and it has since accumulated 20,196 st...