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.

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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.
16/03/2020
We visited a Walmart store in Phoenix, Arizona to see the retailer’s latest produce initiative, Produce 2.0.
03/03/2020
We visited Amazon's largest and most remarkable store to date featuring its just walk-out technology to see how it continues to push the boundaries of innovation in food retailing.
24/02/2020
Albertsons' new Star Market store format in downtown Boston is a great example of how the retailer has flexed a large format store for an urban location. See how the retailer has incorporated a street-level convenience store and expanded foodservice offer to optimise a high traffic location.
30/01/2020
With a more challenging outlook for specialist natural and organic retailers in the US, Whole Foods Market continues to raise the bar on store design and emphasising its points of difference. We visited its store in Davie, Florida to see how the format continues to evolve.
25/11/2019
A closer look at Lidl US new concept. We recently visited one of the newly opened Lidl stores in Lacey, New Jersey. The new concept introduces new types of fixtures with a more premium and improved design. It is more aligned with American shoppers' needs and expectations.
05/11/2019
We've been inside Wegmans' flagship store development to see how the retailer has built one of the most productive food retail formats in the US.
26/07/2019
We take a first look at CVS's new HealthHUB format. See how the drugstore operator is creating a convenient healthcare destination through new health-led services, an enhanced focus on wellness and integration of tech, designed to boost in-store experience and drive efficiencies.
08/07/2019
Ahold Delhaize has developed a new format for urban locations. Giant Heirloom Market has been developed to better connect urban customers to real food and inspire the local community to eat better for less. We recently visited the format's first location in Philadelphia.
17/06/2019
We recently visited Giant Direct, powered by Peapod, Ahold Delhaize's new dark store concept. Offering both home delivery and click and collect options we look at how this fits into the retailer's broader ecommerce strategy and the benefits it delivers.