The US and Canada are arguably the most important markets in cannabis. Knowing each regions' regulatory, attitudinal, and market developments towards medical and recreational cannabis is critical to finding opportunity and understanding the future of one of the most exciting, high-growth industries. This article highlights key trends for the US and Canada drawn from Euromonitor's comprehensive cannabis reports that cover each market.
From Mexico to Berlin and from Barcelona to Thailand, Canada will be essential not as a flower exporter but as an exporter of cannabis expertise, insights and know-how for a world finally getting ready to embrace change.
Supply chain issues and inflation are affecting both how Canadian consumers shop for groceries, and the outlook for Canadian grocers. Inflation is having a disproportionate effect on those living near the poverty level, leading to greater deal-seeking among consumers. The negative influences of inflationary pressures and supply chain issues are likely to persist well into 2022.
Recently, Major League Soccer (MLS) and Liga MX hosted their first joint All-Star game, another significant step in the progressing partnership between the two leagues.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has commenced its 2021-2022 season, marking the league’s 75th anniversary. Ranked third in Euromonitor International’s 2021 Global League Index, the NBA is returning to a full schedule of 82 games this season, after the previous season was curtailed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The National Hockey League (NHL), like many other top sports leagues, is eager to rebound as quickly as possible from the disruption caused by the pandemic. The 2021/22 season sees the league return to its 82 game regular season, where the majority of teams plan to welcome fans back to arenas operating at full capacity. To gauge how quickly any league or team can recover, it’s important to understand both the strengths and weaknesses of the sports property and the strategies being implemented that will drive commercial revenues in the short to mid-term.
This article was originally published in Canadian Grocer. The jury is still out on the success of meal kits in Canada, and the same can be said for North America as well as globally. Their story is one of varied results but ultimately sustained…