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

26/08/2014
Earlier this year Walmart opened its first convenience store in the US, Walmart to Go. Featuring an eye-catching design, the store, combines elements of a traditional c-store and a fresh food supermarket, while also offering a broad range of food-to-go options. With grocery ecommerce also picking up pace, see how this format could also be an important element of Walmart’s multichannel future.
03/03/2014
Where inspiration strikes”, Kings provides a unique shopping experience paired with the highest quality foods. In this store visit report, we take a look at how Kings’ creates an in-store environment to showcase its fresh foods offer, and helping shoppers to discover unique products.
03/03/2014

Recognised as one of the pioneers of gourmet grocery retailing, Balducci’s continues to raise the bar in this area.  At its recently renovated Scarsdale store, located in one of the most affluent counties in the US, with a large proportion of its shoppers consisting of high net-worth individuals, the retailer has further evolved its premium retailing concept, delivering an incredible store which meets the needs of its unique shopper base.

22/07/2013
Walgreens’ latest flagship store reflects the transformation of the retailer’s drugstores into retail health and daily living destinations. Combining an outstanding food and beauty offer, including an enhanced Boots No7 proposition, this store also reflects the uniqueness of its San Francisco location.
04/04/2012

Walmart’s recently opened Neighborhood Market in Chicago demonstrates the retailer’s latest thinking in terms of smaller format development focused on the needs of urban shoppers. With a high degree of local relevancy, the product and service offer has been designed to capitalise on the immediate residential population and city workers.