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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.

Based on the latest trading updates, we look at what the changing priorities for suppliers and where the focus is shifting to as they plan to trade the second half of the year.

We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.

How retailers can maximise the sales opportunity as consumers switch from eating-out to dining-in during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.

Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.

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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 some of key themes shaping campaigns through the holiday season in the US and what the retail environment could look like heading into 2021 as many businesses move beyond reprioritisation and reassessment to a broader reset of their models. First phase and second waves This holiday season will be unlike any other in the US. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and new mandates are bein...
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. ...
Building on their existing strategic relationship, Kroger and Ocado are expanding their collaboration to include in-store fulfillment. Improving channel economics The extension of the partnership will see Kroger optimise Ocado’s in-store fulfillment solution. This includes proprietary software that supports associates in assembling orders, making it easier and more efficient to find product...

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Presentations

16/11/2020
We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation.
16/11/2020
Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.
11/11/2020
We look inside one of HEB's most recent store openings as it continues to develop stores more than 10,000 SQ M, optimising its value credentials, fresh food capabilities and local relevance.
05/11/2020
10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the third quarter of 2020.
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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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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