Featured insights and store visits from North America

North America retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across North America in 2022. 

How the checkout is changing the store

Discover four factors impacting selling space at the front of store and the opportunities to drive impulse sales. 

Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market

Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C.

Inside Food Basics’ urban discount format

Discover how Metro has evolved its discount format to better meet the needs of urban shoppers in Canada's largest city.

How Loblaw raised the bar for prepared foods

For the first time, Loblaw has extended its Pane Fresco brand beyond its Fortinos banner, enabling the retailer to deliver a new proposition for bakery and prepared foods.

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Couche-Tard reported total revenues increased by 37.3%, an additional US$17.0 bn, to US$62.8 bn, in its 2022 financial year. The company reported broad based growth across geographies, store-based sales, and for fuel, which was driven by rising prices, rather than increases in volume.

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We look at Sobeys’ fourth quarter performance and consider what’s next for the business as it moves into the final year of Project Horizon, its three-year, growth-focused plan. Q4 and FY key numbers Total sales increased 13.3% to $7,841m, underpinned by the acquisition of Longo’s and an extra trading week (53-week calendar) Q4 same-store sales (ex-fuel) decreased by 2.5%, reflecting e...
Two of Canada’s leading retailers, Loblaw and Walmart, are launching new programmes to provide shoppers with a range of grocery items in as fast as 30 minutes. While Walmart is adopting a more conventional model for quick commerce, Loblaw is bringing some innovation to the channel. Two launches in two days The announcements from Loblaw and Walmart Canada signal that the Canadian retail mark...
In the UK, Amazon has opened its first Fresh store outside of London featuring its Just Walk Out technology. The retailer also announced Doug Herrington will take on the role of CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores following Dave Clark’s departure. 19 th Amazon Fresh store in the UK Amazon has opened its 19 th Amazon Fresh store in the UK in Sevenoaks, Kent. It is the first store to launch o...

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Presentations

30/06/2022
A guide to WBA and its operations today. Updated half yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, key personnel and must see stores.
27/06/2022
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated half-yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
23/06/2022
We highlight 10 in-store initiatives we've spotted following our recent visits to stores in the USA and the opportunities to learn from.
17/06/2022
California is one of the most advanced regions in the world when it comes to health and wellness trends.
15/06/2022
We look at Walmart's strategic priorities for the next five years.

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