City guides

IGD visits retail hot spots around the world. Use our city guides to see innovative food retail formats around the globe, and to make the most of your trips to these markets


In this update to the London city guide we share our pick of new must-see stores from the likes of Boots, Sainsbury’s and Aldi, amongst others. These span seven retail formats, from convenience and large format stores, to premium foods and inspiration beyond grocery.
Vancouver is one the world’s most diverse and dynamic global cities, with a unique and fast-evolving food retail market.
Copenhagen is a hotbed of format innovation in the Nordic countries and provides inspiration across a range of store concepts. The city provides a number of best-in-class stores from the Salling Group, Coop Danmark, Aldi, Lidl and Reitangruppen, amongst others. This report covers: - Stores to visit by channel: discount, convenience, supermarkets and hypermarkets - Trends in action: efficiency, value, health, wellbeing, lifestyle and premium
We showcase some of the best food stores to see in Toronto, highlighting retailers' investments in fresh and prepared foods, food-to-go, health and wellness and meeting the needs of one of the most ethnically diverse populations globally.
In our latest London city guide we share inspirational formats from three of the UK capital's food-to-go hot spots.
Hong Kong remains a great destination to uncover new retail innovation, we reveal the 10 best stores you should visit in the city in 2019.
With several new concepts launching this year, New York continues to be one of the leading global cities to see innovation in action. We’ve selected the top stores to visit in Manhattan, including the latest grocery formats, food halls, health and beauty stores and must-see non-food flagships.
Our pick of some great stores to see in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Paris is an increasingly important market for retailers to trial new format developments and evolve their offer. We review the trends driving growth in the market and the 12 stores we would suggest you visit to see them in action.
We present our pick of the best new convenience store formats in London.