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

14/08/2015
We visited one of Weis’ established stores to see how investments in fresh foods, food-to-go and pricing are helping the supermarket format to remain relevant.
24/07/2015

With an extensive and diverse range of food-to-go options, Shoprite’s Village Food Garden concept is a store with real destination status.

20/07/2015

A new store for downtown Boston from Roche Bros. reveals an innovative concept featuring a street-level food-to-go offer and a contemporary, basement located supermarket.

14/07/2015

We review one of Walmart’s most recent Supercenter openings in the US as it continues to evolve its large format model to remain relevant for shoppers.

05/06/2015
Featuring a new contemporary, urban-focused design, we review 7-Eleven’s concept store in New York.
01/06/2015
Following the opening of the first TargetExpress smaller format store last year, Target has recently opened its second store in San Francisco.  We recently visited this store to see how the retailer has developed a locally relevant assortment with a significantly reduced footprint.
04/03/2015

Part warehouse club, part hard discount, part supermarket, WinCo Foods is a retailer which has developed a differentiated price – focused grocery retail concept for the US market.  We take a look at one of its latest store openings in Arizona to see what drives its low price credentials.

18/12/2014
Delhaize USA recently expanded the roll-out of its new concept Food Lion format.  We visited the original concept store to discover the key features which underpin the retailer’s fresh, easy and affordable strategy.
29/09/2014
Shoppers Drug Mart’s enhanced ‘beautyBOUTIQUE’ has been developed to offer shoppers an elevated prestige beauty experience. With a focus on premium brands, digital signage and new fragrance and dermatology areas, this concept raises the bar in drugstore and beauty retailing.
26/08/2014
Walmart is rapidly rolling-out its Walmart Express stores in the US this year as part of its plans to develop a stronger presence in small format retailing. Not only is the format an effective competitor for dollar stores, drugstores and other grocery retailers, it has also been equipped with the retailer’s site-to-store capabilities. With this store also part of the retailer’s market eco-system test, this report also look at the benefits from being ‘tethered’ to the local Supercentre.