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


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.
Our pick of some great stores to see in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
We present our pick of the best new convenience store formats in London.
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.
Our pick of the best stores to visit in Zurich. We highlight key trends in the market across multiple formats.
We look at the key trends shaping the food hall movement and highlight our pick of five to see in New York
We assess how stores are demonstrating value, fresh-focus and innovation in Barcelona. Explore winning retailers, such as Carrefour and Mercadona, alongside inspirational local specialists, like Condis and Plusfresc...
We showcase some of the best grocery stores to see in Toronto, including new formats spanning experiential retailing and digital commerce.
Russia’s grocery retail market has become increasingly innovative in 2016 and 2017. We bring you some of the latest modern grocery stores in Moscow, a city at the forefront of Russia's retailing modernisation.
In this report, we bring you the best stores with the latest retail technologies and unique concepts which make use of the retail space creatively.