North America store visits

Videos

04/05/2022
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Bristol Farms, LA, USA, a new concept that blends foodservice and grocery perfectly.

Presentations

16/03/2020
We visited a Walmart store in Phoenix, Arizona to see the retailer’s latest produce initiative, Produce 2.0.
03/03/2020
We visited Amazon's largest and most remarkable store to date featuring its just walk-out technology to see how it continues to push the boundaries of innovation in food retailing.
24/02/2020
Albertsons' new Star Market store format in downtown Boston is a great example of how the retailer has flexed a large format store for an urban location. See how the retailer has incorporated a street-level convenience store and expanded foodservice offer to optimise a high traffic location.
30/01/2020
With a more challenging outlook for specialist natural and organic retailers in the US, Whole Foods Market continues to raise the bar on store design and emphasising its points of difference. We visited its store in Davie, Florida to see how the format continues to evolve.
22/01/2020
We visited the store on its opening day to understand how Metro is flexing its Super C format to adapt to the local environment. We were impressed by the design and the well-tailored assortment. The retailer is also testing a different category layout and wider assortments for organic foods and large pack products.
13/12/2019
Food Basics is Metro’s discount banner, serving value-seeking customers in Ontario, Canada. We recently visited its new store to see how it is adapting the offer to a smaller footprint.
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.
05/11/2019
We've been inside Wegmans' flagship store development to see how the retailer has built one of the most productive food retail formats in the US.
03/10/2019
Earlier this year, Sobeys launched its FreshCo discount format in western Canada as part of its plan to improve its competitiveness in the region. Recently, we visited its South-Asian inspired concept, Chalo! FreshCo, which also forms part of this initiative.
17/09/2019
We take a look at how Loblaw-owned, Shoppers Drug Mart, is encouraging senior shoppers to ‘age powerfully’ with its Wellwise format. See how the drugstore operator is catering for the growing number of over 65s living in Canada.

Videos

26/10/2021
See inside our pick for October’s store of the month, Hy-Vee, Iowa, USA. With an established reputation for innovation, US-based Hy-Vee has launched a new store format which reimagines the grocery store.
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.
28/07/2020
We visited Vancouver's first drive-thru grocery store to discover the inspiration behind the format and what it could mean for the wider industry.
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.