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Earlier this year we published our five trends to watch in North America in 2021. We review our predictions and highlight what’s happened and why we’ve had to revise our outlook.

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Leading quick commerce company, Instacart, and micro-fulfillment company, Fabric, are partnering to bring automated technology solutions to retailers in the US and Canada. Combining technologies to offer new services The multi-year strategic partnership positions Fabric as Instacart’s fulfilment automation partner. The plan is to combine the technologies of both companies to offer a new eco...
Retail partnerships have been one of the key trends in retail over the last year as companies aim to optimise the high traffic locations of leading retailers, given the challenges that shopping centres and non-essential retailers have faced during lockdowns. Originally announced last year, Target and Ulta Beauty are set to launch their store-in-store concept in August. We look at how they aim to ...
Albertsons is partnering with Uber to offer on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery from 1,200 of the retailer’s stores. Greater reliance on third-party delivery partnerships This partnership builds on a deal Albertsons signed with DoorDash last month as it continues to drive its ecommerce business. Last year, the retailer saw its digital sales increase 258%. It invested over $300m to ...

Presentations

22/07/2021
Grubhub, the online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform and Yandex Self-Driving Group (SDG), an autonomous vehicles developer inside Yandex, have partnered to provide college campuses the ability to deploy Yandex robots for autonomous delivery.
21/07/2021
An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
16/07/2021
Whole Foods Market will give away weekly prizes when weekend rain hits at least half of continental US.
16/07/2021
Nestlé Purina and Perch have partnered to launch a next generation in-store product engagement platform at 200 Meijer supermarkets.

Key Presentations

USA Country Presentation

This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

North America retail outlook 2021

We highlight the five trends set to shape the North American food retail market in 2021.

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Data

Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries