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.

Videos

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.
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.

Presentations

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.
02/01/2018
See inside Asda's compact Supermarket pilot, a format designed to serve smaller shopping missions and compete better against the discounters.
09/08/2017
The best stores we've visited over the last year.
25/04/2017
We recently visited Walmart's latest store of the future concept which brings together a number of shopper-focused innovations designed to enhance the big-box experience.
06/07/2016
As one of its most successful store formats in the US, Walmart continues to evolve the Neighborhood Market with a strong fresh food offer, new services and the integration of its online offer. We review one of its latest store openings.
13/06/2016
We recently visited Walmart’s remodelled Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas to see how it is testing a new look and feel and new approaches to technologies, services, products and layouts. With a network of over 3,400 Supercenters in the US, the retailer is focused on ensuring their continued relevance for shoppers against a backdrop of growing ecommerce sales and smaller store format developments.
09/05/2016
We visited Makro Montague Gardens in Cape Town to see how the fascia is growing its sales and shopper numbers, while simultaneously implementing a multichannel strategy against the backdrop of an increasingly competitive South African market.