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As Ahold Delhaize investigates opportunities for acquisitions in the US and sets out its new health and sustainability goals, we round up news from the retailer.

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As part of its five-year $3.5bn investment plan, Walmart Canada is set to open its first store featuring automated micro-fulfillment and automated pickup kiosk for grocery ecommerce. Investing in stores, supply chain and technology Walmart Canada outlined its investment plan last year, with a focus on its stores, supply chain and technology. Several of the new elements came to life at...
We look at Target’s latest results and its strategic update which included details of its investment programme for the next few years. This includes a $4bn annual investment plan in digital commerce, new stores and remodels and its supply chain. Q4 key numbers Total revenue up 21.1% to $28.3bn Fourth quarter comparable sales increased 20.5%, with traffic up 6.5% and average ticket up ...
Instacart has raised $265m in new funding led by its existing investors to drive further growth and development of the business. This values the company at US$39bn. Rapid expansion in 2020 Instacart is the leading on-demand grocery fulfillment company in North America, working with over 600 retail partners, including over 200 added in the last year. This has enabled it to expand its reach t...

Presentations

18/02/2021
Most global food retail markets experienced accelerated growth during 2020 as consumer spending on food shifted from out-of-home to at-home. In this report we look at the impact on growth across major markets in 2020 and the prospects through to 2022.
18/02/2021
The GIANT Company’s GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct online grocery shoppers can access an easy-to-use environmental and social impact rating system powered by HowGood.
15/02/2021
We look at Ocado's performance, the impact of COVID-19, its strategic priorities, and the implications for manufacturers.
09/02/2021
Last September, Albertsons opened the latest iteration of what it refers to internally as Pavilions 2.0, which features a new décor package for the upscale banner. We recently visited this store to see the key changes and how it aligns with the retailer's format strategy.

Interim grocery channel forecasts: US, China and UK 2020


Hear directly from IGD analysts as they explain the thinking behind the channel shifts in our newly released forecasts for 2020.

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