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As well as offering delivery from convenience stores, on-demand restaurant delivery company, DoorDash, has launched dark convenience stores in the US, according to reports from Medium.com/HNGRY.

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US-based Wegmans is permanently closing all its Pub by Wegmans locations, having temporarily closed them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pivoting towards fast-casual, pickup and delivery Wegmans operated 12 ‘Pub’ restaurants within its stores, offering a casual dining experience and adult beverages. Moving forward, the retailer will focus on fast-casual solutions, including in-store, for pick...
One of the key trends of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the surge in sales for large CPG suppliers, with a significant presence in core, centre-store categories. Conagra Brands has identified 12 consumer behaviours centred on re-discovery and discovery that are fuelling the growth of its brands. Growth across the portfolio Conagra Brands delivered strong growth in Q4, with organic sales up ...
We look at three new initiatives from Walmart, arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consider what they mean for its longer-term strategy. 1. New cashier-free model Updating on an initiative which launched last month, Walmart has shared more details on its cashier-free test in Fayetteville, USA . The retailer has adopted a unique layout in the checkout area, removing the traditiona...

Presentations

07/07/2020
We visited 7-Eleven's first Lab store in the USA, where it is testing a number of new innovations which include a smoothie bar, growler refill station and Scan & Pay technology.
26/06/2020
Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.
18/06/2020
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.
16/06/2020
Global health and beauty case studies bring to life the different ways retailers and brands are connecting with shoppers and consumers during COVID-19. From viral Tiktok campaigns to amuse and educate, to virtual reality product try-on, we consider how accelerations in social media and technology might shape the post-COVID landscape.
15/06/2020
We visited Longo's latest store concept in Toronto, where it has partnered with Amsterdam Brewery to integrate a brewery into the store.
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