USA store visits


See inside our pick for August’s store of the month, Dom’s Kitchen & Market in Chicago. It’s a beautiful store that showcases an incredible choice of products as well as a true integration of foodservice and retail.
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Bristol Farms, LA, USA, a new concept that blends foodservice and grocery perfectly.


While many retail analysts and industry experts have predicted the death of the hypermarket, Walmart, the world's leading grocer, has doubled down on the future of the format. We recently visited two of the retailers' flagship Supercentres and in this report we explore the ways that Walmart is reviving the format and making its stores destinations where customers want to spend their time.
Through its subsidiary, The Giant Company, and its Giant supermarket banner, Ahold Delhaize gives us a sense of the direction of travel for US supermarkets in the coming years.
Lidl’s award winning eco-friendly store and its first in the US capital, Washington DC.
We explore how one of America’s leading supermarket operators is delivering differentiation and what this means for its trading partners.
How GoPuff is optimising its acquisition of BevMo!
Target opened its first small-format store almost 10 years ago, targeting city-dwellers and university towns. With 145 locations, it recently opened a flagship store in New York’s Times Square district.
We look at the changes the retailer is making to its US hypermarkets, an operation which accounts for over half of its global sales. These include investments in store design, technology and developing new businesses.
We step inside one of the retailer's new store developments to see how it's using store design to create a bold new look.
Discover the elements which Kroger prioritised as it rethought its traditional approach to format development.
Discover how Amazon has adapted its core urban convenience format for a suburban location.


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.
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'.
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.
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.
See inside the new concept which Schnuck Markets has developed to target the competitive natural foods segment.
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.
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.
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.
IGD visited one of Amazon’s eight Go units in New York City, in the Chrysler-building.