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RESEARCH RECAP But first…here’s a comic

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A FRESH LOOK AT PROCUREMENT Here’s the results from a recent Bain & Company Survey on procurement and their concerns

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Results from a social media survey Are consumers engaged?

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CHEAPER TO EAT OUT?

SOURCE: Business Insider

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Loyalty programs are booming

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Big Data has arrived‌

SOURCE: IBM

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PRIVATE LABEL

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E-TAILING?

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WE ARE EATING WHAT?

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COUPONOMICS

SOURCE: Coupon Nation

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SOURCE: Coupon Nation

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SOURCE: Coupon Nation

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PRICES AND WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO US…

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So now you can’t complain about rising food prices anymore…

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Americans stacking up

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Are we online yet

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GLOBAL SHRINK REPORT

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Here are some interesting charts by IBM on how consumers perceive the retail sector and what they want:

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SOURCE: Canadian Grocer

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FROM THE GOOGLE MACHINE Here’s some interesting Google Search Trends

SOURCE: GOOGLE TRENDS

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SOURCE: GOOGLE TRENDS

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And then there was WALMART

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Here are search trends from Canada only. Starbucks fanatics don’t be offended but Canadians still love their Timmies:

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And now the global trend. Forget the recession, we want caffeine!

SOURCE: GOOGLE TRENDS

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So who’s got the biggest freezer? Maybe it’s time to chuck it.

SOURCE: GOOGLE TRENDS

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Google machine highlights the fact that coupons are on the rise. Consumers are definitely addicted to coupons, but the economy plays a role in this.

SOURCE: GOOGLE TRENDS

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GREEK YOGURT MARKET IS EXPLODING!

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Gluten free vs. Nut free market trends Nut free

Nut free and kids go together. This correlation chart says so ‌

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GLUTEN FREE NO LONGER A FAD! SOURCE: GOOGLE TRENDS

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BURGERNOMICS The Economist publishes the Big Mac Index on a frequent basis which measures the cost of a Big- Mac across the world. It’s an indicator of purchasing power parity considering the size of the popular burger chain and its influence across the globe.

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A misconception about North American goods that needs to die

SOURCE: National Bureau of Economic Research

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COMMODITIES 2011

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RECENT UPDATE

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Global Imports Emerging Economies import more than Developed Economies

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Canada Bombs out of the Kyoto Protocol Instead of cutting emissions by 6%, increasesby 20%

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SOURCE: http://www.reusethisbag.com/reusable-baginfographics/food-labeling.asp

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SOURCE: http://www.reusethisbag.com/reusable-baginfographics/food-labeling.asp

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SOURCE: http://www.reusethisbag.com/reusable-baginfographics/food-labeling.asp

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SOURCE: http://www.reusethisbag.com/reusable-baginfographics/food-labeling.asp

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SOURCE: http://www.reusethisbag.com/reusable-baginfographics/food-labeling.asp

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BOTTLED WATER‌

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Retailer Alert: Empty Shelves Can Empty Stores of Shoppers According to the survey of more than 1,000 in-store shoppers by Aldata, a producer of retail and distribution optimization software, 31 percent of them discovered that the product(s) they were looking for during the 2011 holiday season were out of stock. - 56 percent of shoppers experienced outof-stocks at these retailers during the holiday season. - Food and beverage was followed by toys and games (39 percent), apparel and footwear (39 percent), consumer electronics (30 percent) and video games and consoles (25 percent). Compiled By Prashant Khorana

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KRAFT SPINOFF DEAL, JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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As for the reasoning for their bankruptcy, Hostess argues that Americans are eating too healthy these days‌and not enough Twinkies / white bread. Here’s trends on Organic food growth over the past 10 years. Seems like they were right:

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BIGGEST STORE CLOSINGS IN 2011

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Walmart Really Must Think Its Shoppers Are Lousy At Math

"An 8.5 oz bottle of shampoo with 2.5% solution of active ingredients costs $3.44, while a 6 oz bottle with 1% active ingredient (labeled as 'extra strength') cost $4.47," the reader, named Steve, told the Consumerist. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/wal mart-really-must-think-its-shoppers-werelousy-math-students-201112#ixzz1ko4h1Nm5 Compiled By Prashant Khorana

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2012 SALES PREDICTIONS

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FACEBOOK AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR SECTORS

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Ethnic Canada – Are we on track?

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Overestimation bias for promotions?

SOURCE: Oliver Wyman

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Retail Job market trends. Booming customer service reps?

SOURCE: indeed.com

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DON’T FORGET WE HAVE 7 BLN PEOPLE NOW

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RETAIL LEAGUE TABLE Here's a look at the top 10 US retailers and their sales per square foot: 1. Apple: $5,626 2. Tiffany & Co.: $2,974 3. Coach: $1,820 4. Lululemon Athletica: $1,731 5. GameStop: $1,009 6. Costco Wholesale: $998 7. Signet Jewelers: $955 8. Polo Ralph Lauren: $904 9. Whole Foods Market: $867 10. Best Buy: $831 Compiled By Prashant Khorana

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IN PICTURES As seen on Canadian Tire:

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@megancornell I officially declare Sobeys carts #1 choice for Moms: double seat + coffee cup holder! #SobeysMarch SOURCE: TWITPIC

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Emergency Chocolate spotted at Canadian Tire

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Beetle in a compliments salad. That’s a truly organic package! SOURCE: TWITPIC

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It’s a bug in a box:

Midnight madness at St. Clair Sobeys:

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FACEBOOK-ANALYTICS

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DIGITAL RANKINGS?

Prashant – red; Sobeys - Blue

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Retail sector research recap