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Store of the month: May 2022: Bristol Farms, LA, USA
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Bristol Farms, LA, USA, a new concept that blends foodservice and grocery perfectly.
Five ways the Walmart Supercenter is changing
We look at the changes the retailer is making to its US hypermarkets, an operation which accounts for over half of its global sales. These include investments in store design, technology and developing new businesses.
How Whole Foods Market is bringing back retail theatre
We step inside one of the retailer's new store developments to see how it's using store design to create a bold new look.
How Kroger developed an urban supermarket concept
Discover the elements which Kroger prioritised as it rethought its traditional approach to format development.
Flexing the Amazon Go format
Discover how Amazon has adapted its core urban convenience format for a suburban location.
How Lidl is gaining momentum in the US
The US is a challenging market for discounter Lidl. We visited two stores opened in 2022, to see how Lidl is gaining momentum in the market through its in-store offering.
Inside Aldi’s latest US store model
How the discounter continues to tailor its assortment without increasing its product count to maintain its value and differentiating proposition in the US.
Inside 7-Eleven's 'Evolution' store concept
Discover how the retailer is modernising its convenience store offer and bringing a new proposition, fusing retail and food-to-go, to consumers in the USA.
Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market
Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C.
Inside GIANT Heirloom Market, Philadelphia
The GIANT Company has opened its fourth store under the GIANT Heirloom Market banner.
Inside Hy-Vee, Grimes, Iowa, USA
With an established reputation for innovation, US-based Hy-Vee has launched a new store format which reimagines the grocery store. We review the concept which features a new food hall dining experience, an expanded HealthMarket department and additional in-store partnerships.
Store of the month: October 2021: Hy-Vee, Iowa, USA
See inside our pick for October’s store of the month, Hy-Vee, Iowa, USA. With an established reputation for innovation, US-based Hy-Vee has launched a new store format which reimagines the grocery store.
Watch: inside GIANT, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
The GIANT Company has recently remodelled its flagship store in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Watch to see how the retailer has enhanced its fresh food offer, developed a new food court and introduced a self-service 'Tap Wall'.
Watch: inside Walmart's Supercenter of the future
Walmart has revealed a new look and feel for its US Supercenters, with inspiration taken from airports to help its shoppers complete a fast and easy trip. We look at the key features of the concept and what they mean for the business.
Store of the month September 2020: Amazon Fresh, USA
See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, Amazon’s first Amazon Fresh grocery store. We look at how Amazon is creating a seamless, convenient shopping experience.
Retail execution at EatWell by Schnucks, Columbia, USA
See inside the new concept which Schnuck Markets has developed to target the competitive natural foods segment.
Optimising Walmart's retail technology leadership
As Walmart Canada looks to implement many of the technologies that have proved successful for Walmart in the US, we look at how the retailer has built its leadership in this area and what else Walmart Canada could draw-on to make a step-change in its business.
Raley's ONE Market, Truckee, CA, USA
Regionally-based Raley's has launched a new format store centred on transparency, health and education. We take a look inside at some of the key features.
Inside Amazon Go Grocery, Seattle
We visited Amazon’s new format, Amazon Go Grocery, to see how the retailer is deploying its just walk-out technology within a larger footprint.
Inside Amazon Go in Manhattan, NYC
IGD visited one of Amazon’s eight Go units in New York City, in the Chrysler-building.