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Store Visits

Each year our analysts visit dozens of stores across the globe to bring you in-depth store visit reports. Each of the following store visit feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts.

Store Visits
Main & Vine, Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Main & Vine, Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Learn how Kroger has developed a unique store concept which taps into several leading market trends. This store demonstrates excellence in fresh and prepared foods, health ...
Mar 2017


Publix, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Publix, Jacksonville, FL, USA
We visited Publix in its home market of Florida, to see how the retailer engages with customers through its high quality offer. ...
Feb 2017


Top discount stores to see in 2017
Top discount stores to see in 2017
We have created this report to bring you a collection of stand-out discount stores from across the globe. Read on to discover why you must see ...
Feb 2017


Trader Joe’s, Chicago, US
Trader Joe’s, Chicago, US
We visited Trader Joe’s in Chicago to learn more about the retailer and how it has created a unique proposition in the competitive US market. ...
Dec 2016


Winn-Dixie, Jacksonville, FL, USA: underpinning its turnaround with new formats
Winn-Dixie, Jacksonville, FL, USA: underpinning its turnaround with new formats
Southeastern Grocers has launched a number of new concepts this year as part of one of the largest format reinvention programs in the US grocery market. ...
Nov 2016


Save-A-Lot, Cincinnati: re-defining its proposition
Save-A-Lot, Cincinnati: re-defining its proposition
We recently visited Save-A-Lot in Cincinnati as its parent company, Supervalu, prepares to spin-off the chain into a separate company. We look at how it is ...
Sep 2016


Aldi USA, Southern California
Aldi USA, Southern California
Earlier this year Aldi opened the first of 45 planned stores for California as part of its accelerated US expansion plans. We review the retailer’s contemporary ...
Aug 2016


Walmart Neighborhood Market: building a new supermarket model
Walmart Neighborhood Market: building a new supermarket model
As one of its most successful store formats in the US, Walmart continues to evolve the Neighborhood Market with a strong fresh food offer, new services ...
Jul 2016


Walmart Supercenter, Rogers, AR, USA: re-imagining the Supercenter
Walmart Supercenter, Rogers, AR, USA: re-imagining the Supercenter
We recently visited Walmart’s remodelled Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas to see how it is testing a new look and feel and new approaches to technologies, services, ...
Jun 2016


Kroger Marketplace, Cincinnati, USA: six ways it's winning in-store
Kroger Marketplace, Cincinnati, USA: six ways it's winning in-store
We visited one of Kroger’s largest store formats to see how it’s bringing its pricing initiatives, focus on fresh and private label developments to life in-store. ...
Jun 2016


No Frills, Cloverdale, BC, Canada: winning on value
No Frills, Cloverdale, BC, Canada: winning on value
Last year Loblaw launched a new look and feel for its core discount format, No Frills. We visited a recently opened store to see how the ...
May 2016


Whole Foods Market, North Burnaby, BC, Canada: delivering on the in-store experience
Whole Foods Market, North Burnaby, BC, Canada: delivering on the in-store experience
Whole Foods Market continues to create some of the most compelling and innovative store formats in the sector. We recently visited its new store in North ...
May 2016


Loblaws CityMarket, Vancouver, Canada: evolving the Inspire concept
Loblaws CityMarket, Vancouver, Canada: evolving the Inspire concept
Loblaw continues to push ahead with the roll-out of its ‘Inspire’ store formats.  Recently it opened its smallest concept to date in Vancouver; we review how ...
Mar 2016


Hannaford, North Berwick, USA: developing a layout focused on solutions
Hannaford, North Berwick, USA: developing a layout focused on solutions
We recently visited the latest new concept by Delhaize USA’s Hannaford division which showcases a new innovative layout focused on solutions and making the shopper journey ...
Jan 2016


bfresh, Allston, USA
bfresh, Allston, USA
Ahold recently opened its first ‘bfresh’ smaller format store in Allston, Massachusetts. Our recent visit to this store revealed one of the best examples of format ...
Dec 2015


Chalo! FreshCo: winning the South Asian shopper
Chalo! FreshCo: winning the South Asian shopper
With the ethnic market representing one of the largest growth opportunities for retailers in Canada, we review the latest store concept from Sobeys. The is based ...
Nov 2015


Metro, Humber Bay Park, Toronto: winning with urban shoppers
Metro, Humber Bay Park, Toronto: winning with urban shoppers
As part of its increased investment in format development, Metro Inc., has launched a smaller format concept focused on urban shoppers in Toronto. We visited this ...
Oct 2015


Weis, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, USA: adapting to remain relevant
Weis, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, USA: adapting to remain relevant
We visited one of Weis’ established stores to see how investments in fresh foods, food-to-go and pricing are helping the supermarket format to remain relevant. ...
Aug 2015


Shoprite, Morristown, USA: leaning in to food-to-go
Shoprite, Morristown, USA: leaning in to food-to-go
With an extensive and diverse range of food-to-go options, Shoprite’s Village Food Garden concept is a store with real destination status. ...
Jul 2015


Roche Bros., Boston, USA: a new model for urban locations
Roche Bros., Boston, USA: a new model for urban locations
A new store for downtown Boston from Roche Bros. reveals an innovative concept featuring a street-level food-to-go offer and a contemporary, basement located supermarket. ...
Jul 2015


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