USA 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

01/03/2022
Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C.
19/01/2022
The GIANT Company has opened its fourth store under the GIANT Heirloom Market banner.
29/09/2021
With an established reputation for innovation, US-based Hy-Vee has launched a new store format which reimagines the grocery store. We review the concept which features a new food hall dining experience, an expanded HealthMarket department and additional in-store partnerships.
26/05/2021
We recently visited one of Aldi's newer US stores to see how its fresh-led focus is brought to life. This includes increasing the amount of space dedicated to fresh foods by around 40% and an enhanced focus on ready-to-cook and organic fresh meats, fresh produce, convenient grab-and-go ranges and healthier options.
09/02/2021
Last September, Albertsons opened the latest iteration of what it refers to internally as Pavilions 2.0, which features a new décor package for the upscale banner. We recently visited this store to see the key changes and how it aligns with the retailer's format strategy.
16/11/2020
Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.
11/11/2020
We look inside one of HEB's most recent store openings as it continues to develop stores more than 10,000 SQ M, optimising its value credentials, fresh food capabilities and local relevance.
24/09/2020
We review the latest store opening from Ahold Delhaize's Hannaford banner in the USA, including how the retailer optimises its global scale to deliver a locally relevant proposition.
03/08/2020
We look at how Trader Joe's is able to create a unique and exciting shopping environment and stand out in a competitive market.
23/07/2020
Publix continues to push ahead with the roll-out of the GreenWise Market specialty format. We review one of the latest stores to open as the retailer aims to build a stronger presence in the natural foods segment.

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.
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.
20/07/2020
Regionally-based Raley's has launched a new format store centred on transparency, health and education. We take a look inside at some of the key features.
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.
04/03/2020
IGD visited one of Amazon’s eight Go units in New York City, in the Chrysler-building.