Hypermarkets and supermarkets store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.

 

Videos

18/12/2020
See inside our pick for December’s store of the month, Woolworths Metro, Sydney, Australia. We look at how the retailer is making a marked shift towards locally-sourced neighbourhood supermarket with a full in-house bakery and a range specifically designed to meet needs of the neighbourhood.
27/11/2020
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'.
19/11/2020
See inside our pick for November’s store of the month, Morrisons Market Kitchen. We look at how Morrisons is setting new expectations for how to combine an innovative foodservice operation within a compact supermarket format.
08/10/2020
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.
25/08/2020
See inside the new concept which Schnuck Markets has developed to target the competitive natural foods segment.
21/07/2020
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.
05/03/2020
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.

Presentations

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.  
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.

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.

23/04/2013

We visited this new concept supermarket in Brussels to see Delhaize’s latest format design and learn what initiatives it is using to strengthen customer value perception.

13/03/2013

We recently visited Asda’s supercentre at Stevenage to see how the retailer is integrating its multichannel operations and using unique events to drive footfall.

16/01/2013

RT Mart is one of China’s most admired grocery retailers – find out here how a strong value proposition, in-store theatre and localised ranges are helping to create an exciting and compelling shopping experience for customers

04/12/2012

Our latest Morrisons store visit report looks at the innovative approach that the retailer is taking on fresh produce and food-to-go in this busy commuter store

05/11/2012

On our recent trip to Brussels in Belgium we visited this mid-size Delhaize supermarket in the south of the city to see its latest initiatives to remain competitive and how it is tailoring the offer to the local demographic.

14/08/2012

Albert’s compact hypermarket in Havlíckuv Brod is one of the first examples of how Ahold is updating the format’s design to encourage consumers to shop the whole store and to drive loyalty through boosting its fresh and local offer.