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

13/08/2015

We visited Asda’s new supermarket in Wealdstone to see how the retailer is attracting London shoppers as it expands its presence in the capital.

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.

29/06/2015
We take a look at Asda’s first automated 24-hour online grocery collection point in Haydock, which is expected to be the blueprint for Walmart’s future click & collect expansion.
30/04/2015

Following a challenging year for Sam’s Club, the focus is now on accelerating the turnaround strategy. We visited Sam’s Club in Lomas Verdes, Mexico City, to see the latest initiatives in action as the Center of Excellence strategy continues its rollout.

07/04/2015

We visit this recently remodelled store to understand how Walmart Japan blends the business’s global scale and local expertise to create a low cost, high quality fresh food offer…

20/03/2015
Asda’s latest standalone petrol forecourt represents how the retailer is extending its UK reach and prioritising customer convenience while showcasing the new brand refresh.
19/12/2014
Asda’s latest superstore remodel in Grantham shows how the retailer is experimenting with new concepts and taking inspiration from parent company, Walmart.
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.
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.
28/05/2014
We visited Walmart’s members’ club format, Sam’s Club, to see its latest thinking for the format in Mexico. The store incorporates a number of the elements which the retailer has put in place to drive an improved performance in 2014.