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Store of the month: May 2022: Bristol Farms, LA, USA
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Bristol Farms, LA, USA, a new concept that blends foodservice and grocery perfectly.
Inside Food Basics’ urban discount format
Discover how Metro has evolved its discount format to better meet the needs of urban shoppers in Canada's largest city.
Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market
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.
How Loblaw raised the bar for prepared foods
For the first time, Loblaw has extended its Pane Fresco brand beyond its Fortinos banner, enabling the retailer to deliver a new proposition for bakery and prepared foods. We recently visited its flagship Toronto store to see how it continues to raise the bar in these areas.
Inside GIANT Heirloom Market, Philadelphia
The GIANT Company has opened its fourth store under the GIANT Heirloom Market banner.
Inside Farm Boy’s urban showcase
Farm Boy is spearheading Sobeys’ push to gain share in the Ontario market, especially in urban locations.
Inside Walmart Canada's partnership model
Over recent months, Walmart Canada has remodelled several stores to launch different pilots as it evolves its store of the future.
Inside Hy-Vee, Grimes, Iowa, USA
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.
Inside Metro Plus, Prévost, Quebec, Canada
We look at how Metro continues to evolve its core supermarket offer, bringing to life its strengths in fresh, prepared foods and local sourcing.
Aldi's fresh format
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.
Safeway's new city-focused supermarket
We recently visited Sobeys' Safeway-bannered supermarket which has been opened in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. We look at how the retailer has adapted the format for this urban location and how it fits into its broader strategy.
Store of the month: October 2021: Hy-Vee, Iowa, USA
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.
Watch: inside GIANT, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
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'.
Watch: inside Walmart's Supercenter of the future
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.
Store of the month September 2020: Amazon Fresh, USA
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.
Retail execution at EatWell by Schnucks, Columbia, USA
See inside the new concept which Schnuck Markets has developed to target the competitive natural foods segment.
G3 by FED, Vancouver Canada
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.
Inside Amazon Go Grocery, Seattle
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.