Walmart 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.

Presentations

09/12/2019
Walmart China’s latest project has been renovating its Longgang hypermarket, which has adopted many of the digital elements used in its supermarket format. Walmart Longgang offers a blueprint for renovating other Walmart stores across network, with fresh area expanded and the overall experience upgraded.
20/11/2019
We visited Walmart’s flagship Lomas Toreo store in Mexico City. It features many of the retailer’s latest omnichannel initiatives, which enhance the shopping experience. It is the first store in Mexico to feature an online Pick-up tower and the first to showcase its modern Café Marketside concept.
18/11/2019
We visited Walmart Canada's new hypermarket concept in Toronto. The new concept is part of Walmart’s hypermarket of the future programme and aims to appeal particularly to younger customers and families.
16/10/2019
We visited Seiyu Akabane, located next to the retailer’s headquarters for inspiration on what large formats can do to drive footfall and what suppliers can do to benefit.
16/07/2019
Walmart's Sam’s Club continues to perform well in China. We higlight key areas that suppliers should look out for, with a particular focus on how the retailer creates an engaging shopping experience for its members.
30/04/2019
We visited a remodelled Walmart Supercentre in Toronto to see how the retailer is repositioning the format with a stronger emphasis on price and value, increasing the space for food and consumables and creating a more engaging non-food experience.
25/03/2019
Sam’s Club Now is a live retail lab, developed to enable the retailer to test the latest tech-led initiatives and adapt the in-store layout. We recently visited this club to see how it has built a checkout-free environment and using technologies such as augmented reality and in-store mapping to create a unique experience.
28/09/2018
A close look at Walmart’s first small-format supermarket in China
31/05/2018
A key goal for the Walmart business is to integrate its physical and digital operations. The retailer is looking to lead change in the retail sector through innovative new concepts. With the aim of becoming a leader in the omnichannel business by 2024 in Mexico. We recently visited one of these impressive new concept stores in Mexico City.
11/04/2018
We recently visited Sam's Club to review how the business is being repositioned, targeting higher income families, and to see a range of new initiatives in action.