Featured insights and store visits from North America

The Americas grocery market sizes 2020-2022

This report will help you understand the importance of key markets in North America and Latin America, including the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, and their prospects through to the end of 2022.

North America retail outlook 2021: performance to date

We look at how the market has been performing and assess whether the trends we highlighted at the start of the year remain relevant in the USA and Canada. The report also details the sales performance of the leading retailers as they come up against last year's surge in demand.

Strategic outlook for Walmart

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.

USA Country Presentation

This guide to USA 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.

Amazon Fresh, Los Angeles, USA

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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Through its Store No8 incubation arm, Walmart is testing a text to shop service. This forms part of its braoder plans for conversational commerce.

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Format innovation continues to be high on the agenda for regional retailers in the US as they aim to differentiate versus their larger, national competitors. On the path to the store of the future Over the last month, three new formats have launched in the US, with a focus on creating stores with destination status. With a goal of creating exciting and experiential formats, these stores ali...
Circle K has retrofitted a store with Standard AI’s autonomous checkout technology in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. The launch follows a successful pilot last year. Our view One of the major benefits of Standard AI’s platform is that it is designed to work without using facial recognition. This will widen the scope of customer adoption, especially those that have data privacy concerns. Biometric a...
For several years, shoppers have shown a growing interest in their health and well-being. Grocery retail is one of many stakeholders that has responded by improving access and choice. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified shoppers’ interest in this area, creating a new wave of interest. This aligns with one of our expectations for a post-pandemic world, which will see shoppers look to the indu...

Major markets we cover in North America

Presentations

13/10/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
08/10/2021
Building purpose provides brands with an opportunity to differentiate and elevate their position in a crowded and competitive industry.
07/10/2021
15 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the third quarter of 2021.
01/10/2021
The lines between grocery retail and healthcare are increasingly blurring and delivering a holistic proposition is essential as shoppers’ views of their health evolve.
29/09/2021
With an established reputation for innovation, US-based Hy-Vee has launched a new store format which reimagines the grocery store. We review the concept which features a new food hall dining experience, an expanded HealthMarket department and additional in-store partnerships.

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