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

18/01/2016
We recently visited the latest new concept by Delhaize USA’s Hannaford division which showcases a new innovative layout focused on solutions and making the shopper journey more convenient.
15/12/2015
Ahold recently opened its first ‘bfresh’ smaller format store in Allston, Massachusetts. Our recent visit to this store revealed one of the best examples of format blurring in action, combining a focused fresh food offer with the La Place foodservice model from the Netherlands.
12/11/2015
With the ethnic market representing one of the largest growth opportunities for retailers in Canada, we review the latest store concept from Sobeys. The is based on its core FreshCo model as discount is the format of choice for the majority of South Asian shoppers in Canada.
26/10/2015

As part of its increased investment in format development, Metro Inc., has launched a smaller format concept focused on urban shoppers in Toronto. We visited this store to see how the retailer’s format strategy is evolving.

14/08/2015
We visited one of Weis’ established stores to see how investments in fresh foods, food-to-go and pricing are helping the supermarket format to remain relevant.
24/07/2015

With an extensive and diverse range of food-to-go options, Shoprite’s Village Food Garden concept is a store with real destination status.

20/07/2015

A new store for downtown Boston from Roche Bros. reveals an innovative concept featuring a street-level food-to-go offer and a contemporary, basement located supermarket.

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.

05/06/2015
Featuring a new contemporary, urban-focused design, we review 7-Eleven’s concept store in New York.
01/06/2015
Following the opening of the first TargetExpress smaller format store last year, Target has recently opened its second store in San Francisco.  We recently visited this store to see how the retailer has developed a locally relevant assortment with a significantly reduced footprint.

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.