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Store of the month: May 2022: Bristol Farms, LA, USA
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Bristol Farms, LA, USA, a new concept that blends foodservice and grocery perfectly.
How Albertsons developed an ultra-premium format
Last September, Albertsons opened the latest iteration of what it refers to internally as Pavilions 2.0, which features a new décor package for the upscale banner. We recently visited this store to see the key changes and how it aligns with the retailer's format strategy.
Amazon Fresh, Los Angeles, USA
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.
Retail execution at HEB, Lubbock, Texas
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.
Retail execution at Hannaford, Rome, NY, USA
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.
Retail execution at Trader Joe's, California, USA
We look at how Trader Joe's is able to create a unique and exciting shopping environment and stand out in a competitive market.
Retail execution at Publix GreenWise Market, Marietta, USA
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.
Retail execution at 7-Eleven, Dallas, Texas
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.
HEB: how a Texan business gained a global reputation for retail excellence
We explore HEB’s formats and initiatives, looking at what makes the retailer standout as a globally renowned business.
Retail execution at Bel Air, Sacramento, USA
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.
Wegmans, Brooklyn, USA
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.
Store of the month: October 2021: Hy-Vee, Iowa, USA
See inside our pick for October’s store of the month, Hy-Vee, Iowa, USA. With an established reputation for innovation, US-based Hy-Vee has launched a new store format which reimagines the grocery store.
Watch: inside GIANT, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
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'.
Watch: inside Walmart's Supercenter of the future
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.
Store of the month September 2020: Amazon Fresh, USA
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.
Retail execution at EatWell by Schnucks, Columbia, USA
See inside the new concept which Schnuck Markets has developed to target the competitive natural foods segment.
Optimising Walmart's retail technology leadership
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.
Raley's ONE Market, Truckee, CA, USA
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.
Inside Amazon Go Grocery, Seattle
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.
Inside Amazon Go in Manhattan, NYC
IGD visited one of Amazon’s eight Go units in New York City, in the Chrysler-building.