Store visits

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Presentations

14/11/2013
Biedronka is a high performing player in Poland – we review its successful discount concept and its new drugstore venture.
04/11/2013

Tesco is the leading grocery retailer in the Malaysia. We visited two recently re-launched Extra stores to understand how Tesco is unlocking the potential of online, private label and the wholesale shopper mission in the market.

31/10/2013
Building on the success of its flagship store at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Loblaw has developed a number of smaller format stores in its image.  These include the Loblaws banner store at Queen and Portland  in the city, and its new Le Provigo Marche concept which has been developed for stores in Quebec.  The most recent evolution is its new CityMarket concept in Vancouver.  We took a visit to this store to understand what elements and learnings have been taken from the flagship store in Toronto, and how Loblaw’s food-focused formats could develop in the future.
26/09/2013

Albert Heijn’s strong recent focus on convenience comes together in this latest innovative store format, targeted at meeting distinct shopper missions. We reveal how the format is evolving with the new Albert Heijn to go.

15/08/2013
As the first store to trial the retailer’s new destination hypermarket concept – Watford Extra is a must see store! The format creates a more compelling and leisure-orientated destination for its largest UK hypermarkets, repurposing the Extra format for a new era of retailing.  
22/07/2013
Walgreens’ latest flagship store reflects the transformation of the retailer’s drugstores into retail health and daily living destinations. Combining an outstanding food and beauty offer, including an enhanced Boots No7 proposition, this store also reflects the uniqueness of its San Francisco location.
09/07/2013

IGA Marketplace on Oxford Street is one of only two IGA stores in Australia currently operating under this banner. The concept brings a new urban format to the market, one that is excellently tailored to city living and the needs of the local population.

01/07/2013

IGD was invited to spend a day with SPAR China, giving us the opportunity to see three interesting store formats and one of its 11 Chinese distribution centres. Take a look at this report to find out more about what we learnt.

03/06/2013

IGD was invited by Walmart International to attend its London investor meeting, giving us an opportunity to see four leading stores and hear directly from its senior team about strategic priorities for Asda.

23/05/2013

Marché Adonis’ new store in Toronto represents its first expansion beyond the Montreal area. We take a look at how the offer has been adapted for this market and how its growth is being supported by Metro.