Ten US Grocery Retailers You Don’t Know – But Should

As part of our work in helping our clients develop profitable and sustainable channel strategies for their brands we have visited over 120 supermarkets all across the United States in Q1 2011. We have long held that Canadian retailers and suppliers need to look beyond our borders more than they do, in order to be
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Market Visit Report: Vienna, Austria

Thanks to everyone who showed such great interest in our Paris Market Visit Report which was published last week. I am glad that you found it relevant and useful in your business. Last week, I was in Vienna, Austria which also provided some great inspirations and insights for CPG suppliers and retailers. This market is
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Retail Watch: Trader Joe’s – Palm Desert, CA

During my travels I plan to bring you some insights into retailers that I have a chance to visit as well as some ideas that you can use in your business in order to “sell more and sell more profitably”. This week I am just outside Palm Springs, CA and today I had the opportunity
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What if WIND happened to Food or Drug Retailing in Canada?

Originally Posted in December 2009 In case you missed it, last week the CRTC approved the application by Globalive to launch a mobile phone network in Canada to compete with Bell, Rogers and Telus who control 95% of the market today. What makes this interesting is just how many people thought it would be impossible
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Revenge of the Discounters / Dollar Stores

Originally Posted in September 2009 I wanted to pass along a very interesting G&M article regarding the next steps for discounter retailers such as Dollarama, Bargain Shop and Giant Tiger. You can find it at the link below: http://tinyurl.com/pkqnfa It got me thinking how in previous lives we used to treat these retailers with little
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