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North America retail outlook 2022

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

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A guide to the USA grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

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In June, Target updated its guidance for its Q2 results, expecting its operating margin to be in the range of around 2%. Actual results came in lower than this, highlighting the challenge it has faced on inventory. We take a look at how the retailer performed across the quarter.

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With the business impacted by global supply chain issues, Target is taking several actions to right-size its inventory, reduce costs and protect profitability in the second half of the year. Wrong place, wrong time This is the hangover from the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in significant supply chain challenges at the end of last year. High demand on global freight lines, plus factory c...
Mirroring Walmart’s first quarter results, Target delivered a solid sales performance in Q1, but profitability came in below expectations. Having been one of the stars of retail through the pandemic, we look at what this could mean for the wider industry. First quarter key numbers Total revenue increased 4.0% to $25.2bn Operating income decreased 43.3% to $1.3bn Comparable sales up...
Having started to build out a network of smaller format stores in 2015, Target has recently set its sights on reigniting its larger format store development pipeline. This includes developing a new mid-sized format. Recent focus has been on smaller format stores Target opened its first smaller format store, operating originally under the TargetExpress banner in 2014. Over the last eight yea...
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