September 7, 2018
According to Visa and PYMNTS.com, consumers south of the Canadian border in the United States spend over $250 billion on products and services during their commutes to and from work alone. For the first time ever, more cars were registered with mobile networks than new phones in the United States in 2017, according to Chetan […]
June 7, 2018
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Canadian Grocer. Thanks to technological, economic, and cultural shifts in Canada, North America, and the world, the retail environment is rapidly changing.  Euromonitor International has identified the eight most influential megatrends affecting consumer goods and services worldwide to help businesses understand and respond proactively.  One […]
May 9, 2018
The supermarket price wars that have benefiting bargain-hungry shoppers in Australia for nearly a decade may be coming to an end thanks to the price of barbecue chicken. A few weeks ago, Australian supermarket Coles raised the price of barbecue chicken by one dollar in some of its regional stores, sparking major rival Woolworths to […]
May 4, 2018
The Big Four UK supermarkets are set to become the ‘big three’ after the shock announcement of the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and ASDA this week. The deal, so-called ‘project solar’ to ensure secrecy, caught the retail industry off guard as the second and third largest grocery retailers decided to join forces. According to Euromonitor […]
April 26, 2018
In recent years, Consumer Foodservice overall had an industry growth from 2016’s $542.7 billion USD to a value of $560.2 billion USD in 2017. In this article, we examine the top 5 consumer foodservices by type in the U.S. and the various smart innovations that are launching the industry forward. Top 5 Consumer Foodservices by […]
April 10, 2018
While international politics and inflation were drags on consumer confidence and the retail sector in 2017, grocery channels nonetheless posted fairly healthy growth.  Remittances from the US continued to buoy spending, and the stabilization of the peso against the US dollar in 2017 (relative to 2016) allowed retailers and manufacturers to maintain reasonably steady prices.  […]
February 28, 2018
The growing importance of convenience in packaged food has helped drive growth in segments like snacks, which grew nearly twice as fast as total packaged food from 2012 to 2017. More recently, however, new convenience-based formats have emerged to threaten sales of traditional centre-store packaged food products. These factors contributed to relatively weak growth in […]
January 26, 2018
Euromonitor International recently published the latest edition of Passport: Retailing industry data, and below are three key trends shaping the performance of the global retailing industry. The digital revolution continues Internet retailing is expected to be the fastest growing channel in the world through 2022. Even more important is that mobile internet retailing will be […]

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