USA store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.

Videos

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.

Presentations

07/03/2017
Learn how Kroger has developed a unique store concept which taps into several leading market trends. This store demonstrates excellence in fresh and prepared foods, health and wellness and creating an experiential in-store environment.
03/02/2017
We visited Publix in its home market of Florida, to see how the retailer engages with customers through its high quality offer.
03/02/2017
We have created this report to bring you a collection of stand-out discount stores from across the globe. Read on to discover why you must see these stores and how the discount channel is becoming more competitive than ever.
06/12/2016
We visited Trader Joe’s in Chicago to learn more about the retailer and how it has created a unique proposition in the competitive US market.
08/11/2016
Southeastern Grocers has launched a number of new concepts this year as part of one of the largest format reinvention programs in the US grocery market. We visited its new Winn-Dixie concept in Jacksonville, Florida to see how it is placing format development at the heart of its turnaround strategy.
13/09/2016
We recently visited Save-A-Lot in Cincinnati as its parent company, Supervalu, prepares to spin-off the chain into a separate company. We look at how it is starting to redefine its offer with a new category-led approach.
16/08/2016
Earlier this year Aldi opened the first of 45 planned stores for California as part of its accelerated US expansion plans. We review the retailer’s contemporary store format, key elements of the proposition, and how it is communicating the Aldi story.
06/07/2016
As one of its most successful store formats in the US, Walmart continues to evolve the Neighborhood Market with a strong fresh food offer, new services and the integration of its online offer. We review one of its latest store openings.
13/06/2016
We recently visited Walmart’s remodelled Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas to see how it is testing a new look and feel and new approaches to technologies, services, products and layouts. With a network of over 3,400 Supercenters in the US, the retailer is focused on ensuring their continued relevance for shoppers against a backdrop of growing ecommerce sales and smaller store format developments.
10/06/2016
We visited one of Kroger’s largest store formats to see how it’s bringing its pricing initiatives, focus on fresh and private label developments to life in-store.