USA 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

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'.
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.
17/09/2020
See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, Amazon’s first Amazon Fresh grocery store. We look at how Amazon is creating a seamless, convenient shopping experience.
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.
20/07/2020
Regionally-based Raley's has launched a new format store centred on transparency, health and education. We take a look inside at some of the key features.
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.
04/03/2020
IGD visited one of Amazon’s eight Go units in New York City, in the Chrysler-building.

Presentations

16/11/2020
Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.
11/11/2020
We look inside one of HEB's most recent store openings as it continues to develop stores more than 10,000 SQ M, optimising its value credentials, fresh food capabilities and local relevance.
24/09/2020
We review the latest store opening from Ahold Delhaize's Hannaford banner in the USA, including how the retailer optimises its global scale to deliver a locally relevant proposition.
03/08/2020
We look at how Trader Joe's is able to create a unique and exciting shopping environment and stand out in a competitive market.
23/07/2020
Publix continues to push ahead with the roll-out of the GreenWise Market specialty format. We review one of the latest stores to open as the retailer aims to build a stronger presence in the natural foods segment.
07/07/2020
We visited 7-Eleven's first Lab store in the USA, where it is testing a number of new innovations which include a smoothie bar, growler refill station and Scan & Pay technology.
02/06/2020
We explore HEB’s formats and initiatives, looking at what makes the retailer standout as a globally renowned business.
22/05/2020
See inside the latest Bel Air store concept from Raley's as it continues to piush ahead with its new space plans during the coronavirus pandemic.
12/05/2020
We visited the retailer's New York flagship to see how it has evolved its format for a smaller footprint, urban location, including ecommerce and meal delivery solutions.
26/03/2020
Last year, Walmart opened the Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL), taking an existing Neighborhood Market store and transforming it into a live retail lab. We recently visited the store to see how the retailer is using artificial intelligence to improve the in-store experience.