Market Visit Report – Shoppers Drug Mart Fresh Food Pilot

Last year, Loblaw closed its deal to purchase Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion. This deal changed the retail landscape and recently Shoppers Drug Mart is changing the way it does business. Shoppers Drug Mart has begun expanding its fresh food portfolio in select Toronto-area and Regina stores. Our Field Agents took some pictures of the expanded food portfolio
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Spotted By Field Agent At Sephora

Color is a critical element of displays at retail. Sometimes we see a display that “hits it out of the park” by drawing eyeballs through the use of colors even in a busy store environment. This display for Face Masks at Sephora caught the attention of our Field Agent. This is a great example of
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Market Visit Report – Wawa

Here at Field Agent we are keen believers that looking to the world outside Canada for best practice at retail makes us all stronger. Our recent trip to Central Florida allowed us to visit several Wawa locations and we were impressed! Wawa is a Philadelphia-based gas station chain with approximately 625 stores in Pennsylvania, New
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Spotted By Field Agent At Superstore

Cheese and cracker spread snackers and cookie snackers dipped into icing have been around for a long time.  But now Hershey’s is jumping in on the ‘snacker’ concept. Hershey’s recently created its own snacker version consisting of a peanut butter chocolate spread with graham dippers. This convenient and tasty snack is the first of its
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Market Visit Report: Sobeys Paradise

On May 7, 2015, Sobeys opened its latest store in Paradise, Newfoundland.  This store is located 20 minutes away from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Upon entering the store, our Field Agent was greeted with a “welcome to Paradise” from a store employee. This store incorporates an expanded fresh focus in departments such as baking, dessert, produce
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Spotted By Field Agent At Shoppers Drug Mart

Regular readers of our newsletter know that we are quite fond of the S’mores products that hit the shelves last year. Knowing that seasonal items that sell get relisted the following year, it is a good sign of S’mores success to spot this Hershey S’mores kit display at SDM again this year. Brace yourselves for
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Spotted By Field Agent At Circle K

In Atlantic Canada, Mac’s operates Irving’s network of c-stores and they are the leading c-store network in the region with clean, bright and innovative stores. Gasoline is a key part of the Circle K / Irving business and despite the fact that low prices have brought us low gas prices – people still live to
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Canadian Retailer Year In Review: Report

Field Agent Canada keeps close tabs on developments in the Canadian retail industry. We have reviewed the latest annual reports for most publicly-held retailers operating in Canada and the Canadian Retailer Year In Review provides the key highlights that give you all the info you need to know about each retailer in an easily digestible
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