Canada 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

28/07/2020
We visited Vancouver's first drive-thru grocery store to discover the inspiration behind the format and what it could mean for the wider industry.
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.

Presentations

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.
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.