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Store Visits
Each year our analysts visit dozens of stores across the globe to bring you in-depth store visit reports. Each of the following store visit feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts.
Store Visits
Tesco Extra, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tesco Extra, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
See how Tesco Extra in Malaysia reaches different shopper segments despite a smaller store size. ...
Apr 2017


Hofer, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hofer, Ljubljana, Slovenia
In this report we take you inside a newly remodelled and expanded store in Slovenia’s capital city that demonstrates Hofer's latest modern approach. ...
Apr 2017


Action, Netherlands
Action, Netherlands
Take a look inside this growing Dutch variety discount store to understand what it offers, how it executes its value proposition to attract shoppers and how ...
Apr 2017


Il Gigante (Selex), Milan, Italy
Il Gigante (Selex), Milan, Italy
We visited a supermarket of one of Selex’s members’, Il Gigante, to see how it is embedding its mission to serve customers in the most efficient ...
Nov 2016


Carrefour Spain: a day with the retailer
Carrefour Spain: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with Carrefour Spain to understand how it has been evolving its strategy, bolstering its hypermarkets, bringing its offer closer to shoppers through ...
Nov 2016


Sainsbury’s Nine Elms: flagship for the future
Sainsbury’s Nine Elms: flagship for the future
We go inside Sainsbury’s new London flagship, the first store to include a Habitat and Argos, and its new Foodhall concept, to see how the retail ...
Oct 2016


Aldi, Eastcote, UK
Aldi, Eastcote, UK
We visited this new Aldi city store to discover latest thinking for this high street format and what Aldi has in store for its estate going ...
Oct 2016


Lidl, Madrid, Spain
Lidl, Madrid, Spain
This newly refurbished store is an example of Lidl Spain’s larger store of the future format, incorporating eco-friendly features and stand-out categories. ...
Oct 2016


Auchan Csömor, Budapest, Hungary
Auchan Csömor, Budapest, Hungary
We visited this Auchan hypermarket in Budapest where we were impressed with how the retailer is delivering value alongside a softer marketing campaign, adapting its offer ...
Aug 2016


Morrisons Colindale: a hotbed of new ideas
Morrisons Colindale: a hotbed of new ideas
We go inside Morrisons' only planned new store of 2016 to see how it develops new centres of excellence through its innovative party zone and food-to-go ...
Aug 2016


Carrefour, Argentina: a day with the retailer
Carrefour, Argentina: a day with the retailer
Carrefour is a market leader in Argentina, operating a multi-format proposition. We spent a day with the Carrefour team in Buenos Aires, checking out the latest ...
Jul 2016


Shoprite USave, Cape Town, South Africa
Shoprite USave, Cape Town, South Africa
USave is a no-frills discounter that aims to meet the needs of low income shoppers. Stores carry a range of about 1,500 SKUs, predominantly branded products, ...
Jul 2016


SPAR Hungary: a day with the retailer
SPAR Hungary: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with SPAR Hungary, SPAR International’s largest market in Central & Eastern Europe. We visited a new concept supermarket, a CITY SPAR neighbourhood ...
Jul 2016


REMA 1000: a day with the retailer
REMA 1000: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with one of Europe’s fastest growing discount retailers where we visited one of its newest stores and its store with the highest ...
Jul 2016


Iceland, London, UK
Iceland, London, UK
Though Iceland is focusing on expanding its larger Food Warehouse format, it is important to understand what Iceland is doing in its core estate of over ...
Jun 2016


B&M, Middlesex, UK
B&M, Middlesex, UK
Following recent positive annual trading results, we visited each of B&M’s three formats to understand its proposition and how it has become a successful retailer within ...
Jun 2016


NorgesGruppen’s large formats, Oslo, Norway
NorgesGruppen’s large formats, Oslo, Norway
We spent a day with NorgesGruppen visiting new concepts from its supermarket banners MENY and SPAR, where we appreciated category excellence, how the retailer demonstrating value ...
Jun 2016


No Frills, Cloverdale, BC, Canada: winning on value
No Frills, Cloverdale, BC, Canada: winning on value
Last year Loblaw launched a new look and feel for its core discount format, No Frills. We visited a recently opened store to see how the ...
May 2016


KIWI Fornebuporten, Oslo, Norway
KIWI Fornebuporten, Oslo, Norway
We spent time with Norwegian market leader NorgesGruppen visiting a newly opened KIWI store in Oslo, where we appreciated how the discounter is evolving to maximise ...
May 2016


Pick n Pay Kenilworth Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Pick n Pay Kenilworth Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Pick n Pay Kenilworth Centre is one of the retailer’s ‘Next Generation’ stores, which in its 2016 full year results it highlighted the format as bringing ...
May 2016


SPAR (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
SPAR (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
SPAR (South Africa) is competing strongly in a challenging market. It is winning in local areas by empowering individual store owners to better target shoppers in ...
May 2016


Sainsbury’s, Westwood Cross, Thanet, Kent
Sainsbury’s, Westwood Cross, Thanet, Kent
We visited this larger Sainsbury’s store to understand how the retailer is serving a diverse shopper type. ...
Apr 2016


Continente, Cascais, Portugal
Continente, Cascais, Portugal
We went in-store at Continente’s hypermarket in Cascais to understand how the retailer is using its multi-brand, multichannel strategy in collaboration with its investment in prices ...
Mar 2016


Carrefour, Montesson, France
Carrefour, Montesson, France
Carrefour Montesson sees the retailer’s focus on fresh and counters supported by the addition of new products that provide inspiration and widen choice, while pricing messages ...
Mar 2016


Tesco Kipa, Istanbul, Turkey: a day with the retailer
Tesco Kipa, Istanbul, Turkey: a day with the retailer
We spent time with Tesco Kipa in Istanbul, visiting two of its larger stores. Key highlights included how the retailer is demonstrating value, delivering excellence in ...
Jan 2016


Migros, Istanbul, Turkey: a day with the retailer
Migros, Istanbul, Turkey: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with Migros visiting the retailer’s stores across multiple formats in Istanbul. Here we appreciated how the Migros is excelling in fresh produce ...
Dec 2015


Biedronka, Warsaw, Poland: a day with the discounter
Biedronka, Warsaw, Poland: a day with the discounter
We spent a day with Poland’s market leader to see how the discounter is developing its convenience and food-to-go offer while also continuing to lead on ...
Nov 2015


Lidl, Hamburg, Germany
Lidl, Hamburg, Germany
We visited three Lidl stores in high footfall locations within Hamburg’s city centre to see how the discounter is evolving ranges in its home country to ...
Sep 2015


Lidl, Letchworth, UK
Lidl, Letchworth, UK
We go inside Lidl’s new larger store format and assess how it creates new opportunities for growth. ...
Sep 2015


Asda Supermarket, Wealdstone, UK
Asda Supermarket, Wealdstone, UK
We visited Asda’s new supermarket in Wealdstone to see how the retailer is attracting London shoppers as it expands its presence in the capital. ...
Aug 2015


Netto, Doncaster, UK
Netto, Doncaster, UK
We visited Netto Doncaster, one of the first stores in the new estate, to see how the discounter is building its brand. ...
Jul 2015


Bilka, Dansk Supermarked, Denmark
Bilka, Dansk Supermarked, Denmark
We explore how Dansk Supermarked's new concept hypermarket is leading the way in shopper engagement and focus on value... ...
Jun 2015


Dagrofa, Copenhagen: a day with the retailer
Dagrofa, Copenhagen: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with Dagrofa in Copenhagen where we saw how the retailer is playing to win in fresh while capitalising on the growth of ...
Jun 2015


HyperPanda, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
HyperPanda, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The hypermarket is a core format for the Panda Retail Company. The retailer is in the process of maximising its hypermarket format to meet a wide ...
Apr 2015


Axfood – Willys, Stockholm, Sweden
Axfood – Willys, Stockholm, Sweden
We visited this discount store where we appreciated how the banner is differentiating by promoting loyalty and low prices ...
Mar 2015


WinCo Foods, Gilbert, Arizona, USA: winning through price leadership
WinCo Foods, Gilbert, Arizona, USA: winning through price leadership
Part warehouse club, part hard discount, part supermarket, WinCo Foods is a retailer which has developed a differentiated price – focused grocery retail concept for the ...
Mar 2015


Agrokor, Belgrade: a day with the retailer
Agrokor, Belgrade: a day with the retailer
We explore how the retailer is excelling in large formats, while shifting its focus towards proximity retailing… ...
Feb 2015


Kesko, Helsinki, Finland
Kesko, Helsinki, Finland
We visited this newly opened Kesko supermarket in Helsinki where we appreciated the retailer’s new food-to-go department, outstanding fresh food, its extensive range and focus on ...
Feb 2015


Coop Centralen, Stockholm, Sweden
Coop Centralen, Stockholm, Sweden
We visited Coop Sverige’s busiest store in Sweden where we appreciated how the retailer is meeting multiple shopper missions in a busy transport hub. ...
Jan 2015


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