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Earlier this year, Sobeys launched its FreshCo discount format in western Canada as part of its plan to improve its competitiveness in the region. Recently, we visited its South-Asian inspired concept, Chalo! FreshCo, which also forms part of this initiative. 

This guide to Canada 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.

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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We look at the’ first quarter performance of Canada's second largest food retailer as its Project Horizon growth plan gets underway.

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Sobeys is converting a further three existing stores to the Farm Boy format, underlining the strength of this format in high density areas. Doubling the network Sobeys acquired Farm Boy at the end of 2018, in a deal designed to help the retailer drive its penetration in urban locations. At the point of acquisition, Farm Boy operated 26 stores in Ontario, with the company announcing plans to...
Sobeys has launched a new three-year growth strategy, Project Horizon, following the recent completion of its turnaround plan, Project Sunrise. Central to the new strategy is the acceleration of its ecommerce initiatives. Our view: a big bet on ecommerce Much of what has been announced is a continuation of programmes which were underway, including the expansion of Farm Boy and FreshCo, or a...
We look at how retailers are adapting to the easing of lockdown restrictions in Canada, in-store and through their ecommerce platforms. Most provinces are making solid progress through the different phases of their re-start plans. We look at how retailers in BC are adapting, with the province recently moving into phase three of its four-phase re-start plan. Phased re-start plan As one of Ca...

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