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

22/10/2018
With its smaller footprint, focus on fresh and prepared ranges and private label excellence, Farm Boy offers consumers a differentiated experience. We recently visited its store on the outskirts of Toronto to see some of its key programmes in action.
20/08/2018
Almost seven years after it first opened, we revisited the flagship Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto to see why this store remains a source of inspiration for global retailers.
02/08/2018
We visited this Kroger Marketplace store to understand how it is executing its new strategy in its core format, with a special focus on health, local sourcing and multi-channel initiatives.
19/06/2018
We visited Whole Foods Market’s flagship store in Manhattan to see how it is blurring retail and foodservice elements to meet a range of shopping missions.
30/05/2018
We recently visited Target’s flagship store concept in Minneapolis to see how the retailer is repositioning its stores as distribution hubs and enabling its vision of being ‘America’s easiest place to shop’.
16/05/2018
We visited CVS Pharmacy's new drugstore of the future concept in New York designed to enhance the retail customer experience. See how the retailer has created a new focus around discovery zones, healthier food ranges and an expanded beauty offer.
02/05/2018
Lidl entered the US market in 2017 and has been opening a number of stores. We visited one of the latest openings to review how the retailer is adapting its discount format to the market and understand how it is providing a compelling offer for the US consumer.
30/01/2018
We visited Metro's 'innovation' store concept in Quebec City to see how the retailer has created an elevated store experience through a focus on fresh and prepared foods, a new bakery format and local sourcing.
25/01/2018
We visited the new Amazon Go concept in Seattle to review the technology and core proposition, assess its impact on the future of retail and consider its role in Amazon's ecosystem.
12/12/2017
We visited Boston to see how some of the key trends in the US grocery sector come to life in-store. These included a focus on food service and meal solutions, as well as an increasing amount of space dedicated to health.

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.