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 inspired by new ideas and adapt them for use in the Canadian market.
In our travels in the US we have identified ten retailers that you should look at visiting if you find yourself south of the border on work or vacation. We have even provided the addresses of locations near major airports to help you find your way.
None of the retailers you will find in our report are big retailers like Walmart, Target and Costco. They are mainly regional players or national players with unique formats such as the fast growing Hard Discount channel.