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

Presentations

21/08/2019
Beijing has the world's highest concentration of billionaires, plus some fantastic grocery stores, we pick our must see stores if visiting China's capital city.
19/08/2019
In our latest Manchester guide we share our pick of must-see stores in Manchester, highlighting retailers' initiatives in fresh, food-to-go and sustainability, as well as inspiration beyond grocery. See stores from the likes of Co-op, Simply Fresh, Morrisons, Amazon and Lush, amongst others.
15/08/2019
Our latest Dublin guide helps you understand the latest innovation in retail/food-to-go fusion in the market, and where to see it in action
08/08/2019
We visited Paris to discover latest retailer initiatives, explore new and innovative concepts. See our pick of the best stores that show how retailers in the city are evolving their offers to meet shoppers’ desire to buy little and often.
31/07/2019
We visited Madrid to discover latest retailer initiatives, explore new and innovative concepts. See our pick of the best stores that show how retailers in the city – from national chains to local champions – are evolving their stores to meet shoppers’ desire to buy little and often.
24/07/2019
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.
09/07/2019
We see Amsterdam as a great source of inspiration, driven not least by several excellent retailers, including Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Action, Aldi, Lidl and Landmarkt, amongst others, delivering a range of inspirational formats.
21/05/2019
Vancouver is one the world’s most diverse and dynamic global cities, with a unique and fast-evolving food retail market.
09/05/2019
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
16/04/2019
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.