RetailAnalysis
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
Coles, Burwood East, Melbourne, Australia
Coles, Burwood East, Melbourne, Australia
Coles Burwood East is one of the retailer's latest renewal stores. The store displaying new features that help differentiate the offer from competitors, strong value communication, ...
Apr 2017


SM Retail in Manila: a day with the retailer
SM Retail in Manila: a day with the retailer
SM Retail is the market leading retailer in the Philippines, we spent the day with the team understanding its multi-format strategy and how its strategy is ...
Mar 2017


Tops Daily Premium, Ashoke Towers, Bangkok, Thailand
Tops Daily Premium, Ashoke Towers, Bangkok, Thailand
We visited this new convenience format from Central Food Retail to see how the retailer ups its game on food-to-go, fresh and services in-store. ...
Mar 2017


Tops, Empire Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
Tops, Empire Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
This Tops market is a supermarket located in a business district with a complete range of international and local products. ...
Mar 2017


Giant, Crescent Mall, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Giant, Crescent Mall, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
We visited the first Giant store opened by Dairy Farm International (DFI) in Ho Chih Minh to learn how it brings its “one-stop-shop” concept to Vietnam. ...
Mar 2017


Top discount stores to see in 2017
Top discount stores to see in 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 ...
Feb 2017


AEON, Tan Phu, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
AEON, Tan Phu, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Aeon is expanding significantly in Vietnam and it plans to have 100 supermarkets across the country. Our latest store visit report showcases the first supermarket it ...
Feb 2017


Marketplace by Rustan’s, Central Square, Manila, Philippines
Marketplace by Rustan’s, Central Square, Manila, Philippines
A subsidiary of Dairy Farm International, Marketplace by Rustan’s is a premium supermarket banner, aiming to provide the growing number of middle class shoppers in the ...
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


SPAR France: Flexing formats to target local customers’ needs
SPAR France: Flexing formats to target local customers’ needs
We visited two SPAR stores in northern France – a convenience store and a supermarket – to see how the retailer is differentiating its concept, ranges ...
Nov 2016


Giant Ekstra, CBD Bintaro, Indonesia
Giant Ekstra, CBD Bintaro, Indonesia
We visited Giant Ekstra in CBD Bintaro, South Tangerang, after its major refit, to understand how the store has successfully improved its efficiency and increased average ...
Nov 2016


Metro MyMart, jinshajiang Rd, Shanghai, China
Metro MyMart, jinshajiang Rd, Shanghai, China
The convenience store format presents a huge growth opportunity in China and the sector is outperforming other grocery retail formats amid the sluggish economy. MyMart is ...
Nov 2016


Woolworths Metro, Melbourne Central, Australia
Woolworths Metro, Melbourne Central, Australia
Australian shopping habits are changing with a growing demand for convenient solutions. Woolworths Metro at Melbourne’s Central station is one of the retailer’s new urban convenience ...
Oct 2016


Foodmart Primo, Jakarta, Indonesia
Foodmart Primo, Jakarta, Indonesia
We visited the first Foodmart Primo store - the premium supermarket format of MPPA’s - in Tangerang and witnessed how the retailer satisfied the needs of ...
Oct 2016


Carrefour Euralille: digitising the hypermarket
Carrefour Euralille: digitising the hypermarket
Following its renovation in 2015, Carrefour has created an urban, food-focused hypermarket in the Euralille shopping centre. Its highlights include the connected trolley, regional ranges, the ...
Oct 2016


Robinsons, Selections, Manila, Philippines
Robinsons, Selections, Manila, Philippines
Part of Robinsons Retail, Robinsons Selections is a premium supermarket format, aiming to give discerning shoppers a new shopping experience, through its modern design, cool ambiance ...
Sep 2016


Robinsons, Galleria, Manila, Philippines
Robinsons, Galleria, Manila, Philippines
Established in 1985, Robinsons Retail is the second largest multi-format retail chain in the Philippines, with over 125 stores nationwide. As the first major retailer in ...
Sep 2016


DIA: a day with DIA Argentina
DIA: a day with DIA Argentina
We spent a day with the DIA team in Buenos Aires to see how the retailer is going beyond its traditional focus on delivering low prices ...
Sep 2016


Aldi USA, Southern California
Aldi USA, Southern California
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 ...
Aug 2016


Coles, Coburg North, Melbourne, Australia
Coles, Coburg North, Melbourne, Australia
Coburg North is one of Coles’ latest stores, displaying the retailer’s continued format enhancements. Highlights include; strong value execution, a growing focus on Aussie fresh food ...
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


DIA: a day with the retailer
DIA: a day with the retailer
We visited two DIA stores in Barcelona to see how it is continuing to build its presence in its home market and adhere to its core ...
Jul 2016


Puregold, Shaw, Manila, Philippines
Puregold, Shaw, Manila, Philippines
Puregold is one of the fastest growing retailers in the Philippines. The company has achieved an impressive 20% increase in sales in the first quarter of ...
Jul 2016


Cold Storage, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore
Cold Storage, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore
Cold Storage, part of Dairy Farm International, is a supermarket chain which places a strong focus on innovation, product quality and sourcing exclusive produce from around ...
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


Giant, Vivo City, Singapore
Giant, Vivo City, Singapore
Giant, a part of Dairy Farm International, have 59 stores trading in Singapore. The store at Vivo City shopping centre is a high performing store displaying ...
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


Big C, Truong Chinh, HO chi minh, Vietnam
Big C, Truong Chinh, HO chi minh, Vietnam
Big C Vietnam was acquired by Thailand‘s Central Group from Casino Group earlier this year. We visited Big C Truong Chinh, one of the largest ...
Jul 2016


7-Eleven, Paya Lebar Road, Singapore
7-Eleven, Paya Lebar Road, Singapore
7-Eleven Singapore consists of a network of approximately 500 stores and is operated under a license agreement by Dairy Farm International. The 7-Eleven store at Paya ...
Jun 2016


Walmart Supercenter, Rogers, AR, USA: re-imagining the Supercenter
Walmart Supercenter, Rogers, AR, USA: re-imagining the Supercenter
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, ...
Jun 2016


ALDI, Manly Wharf, Sydney, Australia
ALDI, Manly Wharf, Sydney, Australia
Aldi at Manly Wharf showcases the retailer’s new format in Australia. As a world first for Aldi, it shows how the retailer is developing its in-store ...
Jun 2016


Guardian, Paragon, Orchard Road, Singapore
Guardian, Paragon, Orchard Road, Singapore
Guardian at Paragon showcases the retailer’s latest look and feel. Displaying how Dairy Farm is looking to deliver better consistency across its network, whilst at the ...
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


Fantastico, Sofia, Bulgaria
Fantastico, Sofia, Bulgaria
Fantastico is the largest local grocery chain in Bulgaria. Its latest store stands out thanks to its unique design. ...
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


Makro Montague Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Makro Montague Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
We visited Makro Montague Gardens in Cape Town to see how the fascia is growing its sales and shopper numbers, while simultaneously implementing a multichannel strategy ...
May 2016


Central Food Hall, Eastville, Bangkok, Thailand
Central Food Hall, Eastville, Bangkok, Thailand
Central Food Hall is an upmarket supermarket that focuses heavily on retail theatre. The store at Eastville shopping centre displays the latest look and feel of ...
May 2016


Aldi Future store, Munich, Germany
Aldi Future store, Munich, Germany
Following a meeting and store tour with a regional director of operations, we report on Aldi Süd’s new concept store in Eglharting, on the outskirts of ...
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


FamilyMart, Sukhumvit 33, Bangkok, Thailand
FamilyMart, Sukhumvit 33, Bangkok, Thailand
FamilyMart is the third largest convenience chain in Thailand, we visited its store at Sukhumvit 33 in Bangkok to see how the retailer is looking to ...
Apr 2016


Manor, Geneva, Switzerland
Manor, Geneva, Switzerland
We visited Manor’s flagship food hall in Geneva, where the premium offer is drawing in shoppers from a wide area. ...
Apr 2016


Fairprice Xtra, Sports Hub, Singapore
Fairprice Xtra, Sports Hub, Singapore
Fairprice Xtra at the Singapore Sports Hub displays the retailer’s latest hypermarket format and showcases how the retailer is looking to create a fun-filled family environment ...
Mar 2016


Alfamart, Cikokol 1, Tangerang, Indonesia
Alfamart, Cikokol 1, Tangerang, Indonesia
Alfamart is one of Indonesia’s most exciting retailers to watch. Its neighbourhood convenience stores perfectly service the everyday needs of shoppers, delivering great value, ranges and ...
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


Costco, Moorabbin, Melbourne, Australia
Costco, Moorabbin, Melbourne, Australia
Moorabbin is the eighth and latest Costco warehouse to open in Australia. It displays key elements of the retailer’s strategy, including how it is developing its ...
Feb 2016


Wellcome, Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Wellcome, Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Wellcome at Causeway Bay display’s Dairy Farm’s latest supermarket format in Hong Kong, with its range and design aimed at targeting multiple shopping missions in this ...
Feb 2016


Konzum Sarajevska, Zagbreb, Croatia
Konzum Sarajevska, Zagbreb, Croatia
We spent time with Croatian market leader Konzum, visiting a newly refurbished supermarket in Zagreb where we appreciated how the store acts as a destination for ...
Feb 2016


Lidl, Rushden: store of the future
Lidl, Rushden: store of the future
Lidl announced its ‘store of the future’ concept in November 2015. Days later, the discounter opened the first of its new-look stores in Rushden, Northamptonshire. ...
Feb 2016


DIA Market, São Paulo, Brazil: how the format is driving growth
DIA Market, São Paulo, Brazil: how the format is driving growth
Brazil is a growth market for DIA, and one where the retailer remains highly positive about opportunities, including the potential of the DIA Market format. We’ve ...
Jan 2016


Wellcome, Stamford, Taguig City, Philippines
Wellcome, Stamford, Taguig City, Philippines
Wellcome is operated by Dairy Farm’s partner Rustan’s Group in the Philippines. It’s a compact neighbourhood supermarket format that offers a wide range of basic everyday ...
Jan 2016


CarrefourSA, Istanbul, Turkey
CarrefourSA, Istanbul, Turkey
We visited a CarrefourSA hypermarket close to the retailer’s headquarters on the Asian side of Istanbul where we appreciated how hero categories are enhancing the shopping ...
Jan 2016


Shopwise, Alabang, Manila, Philippines
Shopwise, Alabang, Manila, Philippines
Shopwise is part of Rustans Group, Dairy Farm’s partner in the Philippines. The format is a one stop shop hypermarket and aims to offer the best ...
Jan 2016


Zaffari, São Paulo, Brazil: creating an emotional connection with shoppers
Zaffari, São Paulo, Brazil: creating an emotional connection with shoppers
Grupo Zaffari is Brazil's leading family-owned retailer. As it prepares to expand in 2016, we visited the store in São Paulo to see how it has ...
Jan 2016


Marketplace by Rustan’s, Rockwell Centre, Manila, Philippines
Marketplace by Rustan’s, Rockwell Centre, Manila, Philippines
Marketplace by Rustan’s is a gourmet supermarket format by Dairy Farm in the Philippines. It looks to provide the best shopping experience by focusing on store ...
Jan 2016


EUROSPAR, Travagliato, Italy: Demonstrating SPAR’s core values
EUROSPAR, Travagliato, Italy: Demonstrating SPAR’s core values
We visited this flagship EUROSPAR, close to Milan, to see how it reflects SPAR’s core values in freshness, price, quality and value. ...
Jan 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


BIM, Istanbul, Turkey: discounter trials larger format stores
BIM, Istanbul, Turkey: discounter trials larger format stores
Leading Turkish discounter BIM is trialling a new large concept store where it offers an enhanced range in fresh produce, bakery and health & beauty; as ...
Nov 2015


Giant Ekspres, Cinere Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Giant Ekspres, Cinere Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Giant Ekspres is a value-orientated supermarket chain operated by Hero Group, part of Dairy Farm International. The store at Cinere Mall shows how the retailer is ...
Nov 2015


Woolworths, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
Woolworths, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
Woolworths Double Bay highlights how the retailer is looking to flex its offer to local needs, with a premium format that delivers specialist ranges and features ...
Sep 2015


CP Fresh Mart Plus, Bangkok, Thailand
CP Fresh Mart Plus, Bangkok, Thailand
CP Fresh Mart Plus showcases how CP Group is taking its standard CP Fresh Mart format and delivering a more compelling convenience destination for Bangkok’s young ...
Sep 2015


Hypermart, Cyberpark Karawaci, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hypermart, Cyberpark Karawaci, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hypermart’s G7 format store in west Jakarta is Matahari’s latest hypermarket format. The store displays best in class hypermarket design, destination categories and a vibrant shopping ...
Sep 2015


New Aldi Nord store concept
New Aldi Nord store concept
Following decades of a hard discount strategy, Aldi Nord may soften its discount concept in the future.  This store we visited has been recently refurbished. It ...
Sep 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


Albert Heijn: exporting expertise and value to Belgium
Albert Heijn: exporting expertise and value to Belgium
We visited three Albert Heijn stores in Belgium to see how the retailer is transferring its expertise, range and offer into the country and how its ...
Aug 2015


Pão de Açúcar: embedding multichannel strategy in-store
Pão de Açúcar: embedding multichannel strategy in-store
As part of its multichannel strategy, to enhance the shopping experience, GPA is remodelling Pão de Açúcar supermarkets. We visited this store in São Paulo to ...
Aug 2015


Makro, Madrid: a day with the cash and carry operator
Makro, Madrid: a day with the cash and carry operator
During our day with Makro we visited two Madrid stores to see how the business is focusing on fresh and premium ranges and to understand the steps ...
Aug 2015


Carrefour, Taipei, Taiwan
Carrefour, Taipei, Taiwan
As the largest hypermarket chain in Taiwan, Carrefour endeavours to provide Taiwanese shoppers with high quality foods, extensive private label ranges and unparalleled level of services. ...
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


Coop Danmark, Mad Cooperativet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coop Danmark, Mad Cooperativet, Copenhagen, Denmark
We visited Coop Danmark’s flagship store in Copenhagen’s Central Station where we appreciated how the retailer is delighting shoppers in a busy transport hub. ...
May 2015


Big C, Ratchada, Bangkok, Thailand
Big C, Ratchada, Bangkok, Thailand
Big C Ratchada is one of the top Big C stores in Thailand and demonstrates Casino Group’s hypermarket strategy with powerful value communication, excellent fresh food, ...
May 2015


Sam’s Club, Lomas Verdes, Mexico City
Sam’s Club, Lomas Verdes, Mexico City
Following a challenging year for Sam’s Club, the focus is now on accelerating the turnaround strategy. We visited Sam’s Club in Lomas Verdes, Mexico City, to ...
Apr 2015


Aldi, Cheltenham, Melbourne, Australia
Aldi, Cheltenham, Melbourne, Australia
Aldi Cheltenham is one of the discounter's latest stores in Australia and showcases how the retailer’s latest initiatives are helping it attract new shoppers and build ...
Apr 2015


Carrefour Deira City, Dubai, UAE
Carrefour Deira City, Dubai, UAE
The hypermarket is a key format for Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), the operator of the Carrefour brand in the Middle East. The hypermarket, as in other ...
Apr 2015


LuLu Express, Abu Dhabi, UAE
LuLu Express, Abu Dhabi, UAE
We visited a LuLu Express store to understand how the retailer is developing a multi-format strategy to enable it to adapt its approach to store expansion ...
Apr 2015


Central Food Retail: a day with the retailer
Central Food Retail: a day with the retailer
Central Food Retail is Thailand’s fourth biggest grocery retailer, but has the market’s most advanced multichannel strategy. We spent the day with the company to better ...
Mar 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


Who is driving growth in Croatia?
Who is driving growth in Croatia?
Konzum has refurbished its stores and invested into private label product development, while Metro Group’s Metro Cash&Carry has launched e-commerce and Lidl has clearly pursued its ...
Feb 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


S Group – Prisma Kaari, Helsinki, Finland
S Group – Prisma Kaari, Helsinki, Finland
We explore Finnish market leader S Group’s largest hypermarket. Highlights include click & collect, its new-look deli, commitment to local sourcing and its outstanding bakery. ...
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


ICA, Stockholm: a day with the retailer
ICA, Stockholm: a day with the retailer
We visited ICA’s largest hypermarket in Sweden, as well as a premium supermarket where we appreciated outstanding big box retail that maximises theatre and customer service. ...
Dec 2014


Coles, Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Australia
Coles, Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Australia
Waurn Ponds is one of Coles’ latest superstore formats, combining the best feature of recent format trials and displaying new look categories that give the store ...
Dec 2014


SPAR, Budapest, Hungary
SPAR, Budapest, Hungary
We visited SPAR’s flagship supermarket in Hungary where we appreciated how an external design perspective can create the ultimate shopping environment. ...
Nov 2014


Magnit, Russia
Magnit, Russia
Magnit has come up with a supermarket concept which fits the needs of shoppers of large cities and regions with higher consumer spending. Under the brand ...
Nov 2014


Auchan Atak, Moscow, Russia
Auchan Atak, Moscow, Russia
Auchan’s Atak is a price-oriented format with a wide range of economy-priced private label products. The concept will profit from the deteriorating economic situation in Russia, ...
Nov 2014


Netto, Leeds, UK
Netto, Leeds, UK
The UK’s first new Netto store: a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarked. Following a visit to Leeds, we explore how the discounter is differentiating ...
Nov 2014


DIA Market, São Paulo
DIA Market, São Paulo
We visited this new concept neighbourhood DIA Market store in São Paulo. With its strong perishables, bakery and convenience focus, it's a great example of ‘discountvenience’ ...
Oct 2014


X5's new discount concept
X5's new discount concept
X5 Retail Group has been remodeling its Pyaterochka discount stores to a new concept which has embedded the global trend of convenience and a new fulfillment ...
Oct 2014


How Marks & Spencer is differentiating to win in Europe
How Marks & Spencer is differentiating to win in Europe
We visited two of Marks and Spencer’s newest stores in Western Europe, in Amsterdam and Paris, to see how the retailer is using its grocery range ...
Sep 2014


Lidl, Czech Republic
Lidl, Czech Republic
Lidl’s discount store concept is blurring with the supermarket concept in Central and Eastern Europe. This report shows how Lidl tailored its store concept to local ...
Aug 2014


Dansk Supermarked: a day with the retailer
Dansk Supermarked: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with Dansk Supermarked in Copenhagen where we appreciated how the retailer is meeting shopper needs with winning strategies tailored by format. ...
Aug 2014


India’s Modern Retailers
India’s Modern Retailers
With India’s modern grocery retailers fighting hard to gain early advantage in this lucrative grocery market, we took a tour around some of the leading retailers ...
Jun 2014


WuMart, Xinjiekou, Beijing, China
WuMart, Xinjiekou, Beijing, China
This centrally located store focuses strongly on the fresh credentials, with vegetables and fruit sourced directly from farms and delivered daily, drawing local residents to the ...
Jun 2014


Great Food Hall, Hong Kong
Great Food Hall, Hong Kong
We visited GREAT – A.S. Watsons unique food hall concept - to see how the retailer is providing culinary inspiration for Hong Kong food lovers ...
Jun 2014


Bodega Aurrera, Mexico City, Mexico
Bodega Aurrera, Mexico City, Mexico
We visited this Bodega Aurrera discount store in Mexico City to see how Walmex is delivering a compelling value proposition for Mexican shoppers, bridging the gap ...
May 2014


Walmart Supercenter, Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico
Walmart Supercenter, Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico
We visited this great example of a Walmart Supercenter in Mexico City, which is flexing its offer to meet the needs of more affluent shoppers. ...
May 2014


Mannings Plus, IFC, Hong Kong
Mannings Plus, IFC, Hong Kong
Famed for its excellent customer service and quality products, Mannings Plus caters for every aspect of health & beauty needs. Shoppers head to this store at ...
May 2014


7-Eleven Metropolis #39, Singapore
7-Eleven Metropolis #39, Singapore
Take a look at 7-Eleven Singapore’s newest store format with more fresh and ready-to-eat ranges and an in-store eating area ...
May 2014


Hypercity, Mumbai, India
Hypercity, Mumbai, India
HyperCITY is one of India’s most innovative modern trade retailers. We took a tour around two of its hypermarkets in Mumbai to see how it is ...
May 2014


Pick n Pay, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pick n Pay, Johannesburg, South Africa
We visited two Pick n Pay stores in Johannesburg to see how the retailer is taking different approaches to its format development, providing breadth of range ...
May 2014


FairPrice Finest, Bukit Timah, Singapore
FairPrice Finest, Bukit Timah, Singapore
Take a look at how FairPrice, Singapore’s market leading grocery retailer, is innovating its ‘Finest’ supermarket format to cater to a wide range of shopper needs. ...
Apr 2014


Tesco Metro in London
Tesco Metro in London
Tesco is putting dedicated resource behind unlocking further growth potential in London. We took a tour around two of its Metro stores to examine how it ...
Apr 2014


TodoDia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
TodoDia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
TodoDia is one of Walmart’s key formats for expansion as it looks to grow among less affluent shopper groups. We visited this store in São Paulo ...
Apr 2014


Walmart Supercenter, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Walmart Supercenter, Sao Paulo, Brazil
We spent a day with the Walmart management team in São Paulo, visiting some of its core formats. We visited this Supercenter – Walmart’s hypermarket format ...
Apr 2014


Balducci's, Scarsdale, NY, USA
Balducci's, Scarsdale, NY, USA
Recognised as one of the pioneers of gourmet grocery retailing, Balducci’s continues to raise the bar in this area.  At its recently renovated Scarsdale store, located ...
Mar 2014


Woolworths, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia
Woolworths, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia
Woolloomooloo is one of four new urban concept stores that Woolworths has launched across Australia in 2013. We visited the store to examine the initiatives that ...
Dec 2013


Tesco Extra Malaysia
Tesco Extra Malaysia
Tesco is the leading grocery retailer in the Malaysia. We visited two recently re-launched Extra stores to understand how Tesco is unlocking the potential of online, ...
Nov 2013


Loblaws, City Market, Vancouver, Canada
Loblaws, City Market, Vancouver, Canada
Building on the success of its flagship store at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Loblaw has developed a number of smaller format stores in its image.  ...
Oct 2013


Costco, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Costco, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Costco Docklands shows how the retailer continues to evolve an increasingly popular new retail channel in the Australian market, leveraging both its global scale but also ...
Aug 2013


7-Eleven, Mornington, Australia
7-Eleven, Mornington, Australia
By putting the customer first 7 Eleven is bringing a new and refreshing offer to forecourts across Australia. The store at Mornington shows how the retailer ...
Jul 2013


Woolworths, Wolli Creek, Sydney, Australia
Woolworths, Wolli Creek, Sydney, Australia
Woolworths at Wolli Creek is one of the retailer's most modern supermarkets. Take a tour through this store and see how Woolworths is altering the flow, ...
Jun 2013


7-Eleven, Matraman, Jakarta, Indonesia
7-Eleven, Matraman, Jakarta, Indonesia
We highlight the initiatives 7-Eleven has implemented in this key Asian market to transform its convenience format into a recreational hotspot, meeting the needs of Jakarta’s ...
Jun 2013


Coles, Southland, Melbourne, Australia
Coles, Southland, Melbourne, Australia
Coles Southland gives us a look inside a next generation Coles store. With a strong mix of world class fresh food, solutions that differentiate the offer ...
Jun 2013


Walmart, Baoshan, Shanghai, China
Walmart, Baoshan, Shanghai, China
We visited Walmart's most recent store opening in Shanghai and assess how the retailer is regaining its price leadership, investing in fresh, leveraging technology and innovating ...
May 2013


Albert Heijn, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Albert Heijn, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Albert Heijn is leveraging technology throughout its offer to make shoppers’ lives easier. Our recent visit to two of the retailer’s stores, a Pick Up Point ...
Apr 2013


Auchan, Partisans du Gout, Lille, France
Auchan, Partisans du Gout, Lille, France
We visited Auchan’s third iteration of the Partisans concept to understand how this innovative supermarket concept was evolving. With this trial concept, Auchan explores how supermarkets ...
Mar 2013


Casino Belles-Feuilles, Paris, France
Casino Belles-Feuilles, Paris, France
We recently visited Casino Belles-Feuilles supermarket in Paris to see how the Casino Group's 'lab store' is getting on regarding its newest innovation, self-scanning with a ...
Mar 2013


Carrefour, Lille, France
Carrefour, Lille, France
We recently visited Carrefour’s hypermarket in Lille to see how the company is evolving the approach it takes with its largest stores under the leadership of ...
Feb 2013


Tesco Extra, Woolwich, UK
Tesco Extra, Woolwich, UK
Tesco Woolwich is the retailer's latest Extra store in London. The store displays great examples of Tesco’s continuing desire to open hypermarkets in high priority locations ...
Feb 2013


Duane Reade, Wall Street, New York, USA
Duane Reade, Wall Street, New York, USA
Duane Reade’s flagship store at 40 Wall Street, New York, showcases the retailer’s latest thinking for its ‘up market’ food and grocery offer, premium beauty offer ...
Jan 2013


Carrefour Express, Milan, Italy
Carrefour Express, Milan, Italy
Convenience stores account for the majority of Carrefour’s network in Italy. We spent time with the Carrefour team in Milan, checking out the latest initiatives in ...
Jan 2013


Tesco, Fuzhoudao, Tianjin, China
Tesco, Fuzhoudao, Tianjin, China
Tesco Fuzhoudao displays some of the great initiatives that Tesco is implementing in China to help it develop a strong local model. Check out this store ...
Dec 2012


Edeka Osterhoff, Dortmund, Germany
Edeka Osterhoff, Dortmund, Germany
Earlier this year, we visited a remarkable Edeka supermarket concept in the Dortmund suburb of Huckarde, developed by Edeka’s independent retailer Uwe Osterhoff. ...
Nov 2012


Tesco, Blonie, Poland
Tesco, Blonie, Poland
Tesco is developing a smaller store format across Poland, with a strong focus on limited line 1,000 sqm stores. Our store visit to Blonie displays this ...
Oct 2012


Tesco, Bishop's Stortford, UK
Tesco, Bishop's Stortford, UK
This is a must-see store for you to better understand Tesco’s changing business priorities and its new food first policy. The store displays the retailer's latest ...
Oct 2012


Woolworths, Ashwood, Melbourne, Australia
Woolworths, Ashwood, Melbourne, Australia
Woolworths Ashwood displays the retailers all round strategy in action. Take a look at this store visit report to see; the retailers continued strength in fresh ...
Jul 2012


Metro, Cash & Carry, St Petersburg, Russia
Metro, Cash & Carry, St Petersburg, Russia
Russia is one of the focus markets of Metro Cash & Carry, where it continues to develop its store network at a fast pace. Visited by ...
Jul 2012


Coles, Penrith, Sydney, Australia
Coles, Penrith, Sydney, Australia
Coles Penrith, located on the western outskirts of Sydney, is a great example of Coles’ latest store format. The store shows the retailers growing strength to ...
Jul 2012


Thomas Dux, Crows Nest, Sydney, Australia
Thomas Dux, Crows Nest, Sydney, Australia
Thomas Dux is Woolworths premium fascia, focusing on fresh, natural and organic food. We visited one of its 13 stores in North Sydney to see how ...
Jun 2012


Woolworths, Eastgardens, Sydney, Australia
Woolworths, Eastgardens, Sydney, Australia
Woolworths Eastgardens is one of the retailers latest 2015 format stores in south eastern Sydney. Take a look at this store visit report to see how ...
Jun 2012


Tesco Metro, Tooley Street, London, UK
Tesco Metro, Tooley Street, London, UK
The London Tooley Street Metro is an important store opening for Tesco featuring a more welcoming store environment, re-worked food-to-go-offer and a new look fresh produce ...
Jun 2012


AH to go, Amsterdam, Netherlands
AH to go, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ahold’s new concept for convenience, focusing on food for now, integrates mobile technology and social media into the shopping journey. ...
Jun 2012


Coles Local, Ashburton, Melbourne, Australia
Coles Local, Ashburton, Melbourne, Australia
Coles Local is a new convenience format that is currently being trialled by Coles in its home city of Melbourne. With undoubted potential to be unlocked ...
Jun 2012


Coles, Burwood East, Melbourne, Australia
Coles, Burwood East, Melbourne, Australia
With Coles increasing the average size of its store footprints, we visited one of its newest and latest Superstores at Burwood East, to see how the ...
Jun 2012


Lenta, St Petersburg, Russia
Lenta, St Petersburg, Russia
Lenta is the fifth-largest retailer in Russia and one of the leading retailers in the St Petersburg area. We visited this hypermarket, a store which clearly ...
Jun 2012


O'Key and O'Key Express, St Petersburg, Russia
O'Key and O'Key Express, St Petersburg, Russia
O’Key Group is one of the leading Russian food retailers, with a particular focus and expertise in the hypermarket segment. We spent a day visiting O’Key’s ...
Jun 2012


Aldi Nord, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Aldi Nord, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Castrop-Rauxel is a key store opening for Aldi Nord. Significant investment has been made to modernise the in-store experience and to develop variety in range. This ...
May 2012


Lidl, Dortmund, Germany
Lidl, Dortmund, Germany
We visited Lidl in Dortmund to take a first hand look at the discounter’s latest thinking in store format. The key trends that we spotted include ...
May 2012


X5 Retail Group, Moscow, Russia
X5 Retail Group, Moscow, Russia
We spent a day with the X5 Retail Group in Moscow, visiting all its latest store formats. Click here for our assessment of its multi-format strategy ...
Apr 2012


Tops Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Tops Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Tops Market is operated by domestic retailer Central Food Retail (CFR), which describes it as ‘the best international supermarket in Thailand’. We visited this store in ...
Apr 2012


Walgreens, State & Randolph, Chicago, USA
Walgreens, State & Randolph, Chicago, USA
Earlier this year Walgreens opened a new concept store in its home city of Chicago which redefines drugstore retailing, with a focus on simplicity for shoppers. ...
Apr 2012


Migros, Zurich, Switzerland
Migros, Zurich, Switzerland
We spent a day on the road with the Migros team to see how the new "2010" store concept rollout is progressing. This store visit brings ...
Apr 2012


Tesco Lotus Talad, Chamchuri Square, Bangkok, Thailand
Tesco Lotus Talad, Chamchuri Square, Bangkok, Thailand
Talad is the compact supermarket format for Thailand. This store is located in the prestigious Chamchuri Square development and attracts a diverse range of customer groups. ...
Apr 2012


Walmart Neighbourhood Market, Chicago, USA
Walmart Neighbourhood Market, Chicago, USA
Walmart’s recently opened Neighborhood Market in Chicago demonstrates the retailer’s latest thinking in terms of smaller format development focused on the needs of urban shoppers. With ...
Apr 2012


Big C Supercentre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Big C Supercentre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
We visited this Casino hypermarket in Vietnam. It is highly popular with local shoppers and encapsulates Big C’s current strategy in this fast-changing market. ...
Mar 2012


Fresh & Easy Express, Los Angeles, CA
Fresh & Easy Express, Los Angeles, CA
Our perspective on Tesco’s first Fresh & Easy Express store, its new convenience format for the US market. ...
Jan 2012


Marks & Spencer, Paris, France
Marks & Spencer, Paris, France
M&S has retuned to the French market after a ten year absence with this landmark store opening on the iconic Champs-Elysées. ...
Dec 2011


Rewe Center, Munich, Germany
Rewe Center, Munich, Germany
Rewe Center in Munich is REWE Group’s blueprint for all future stores in the Rewe Center format. The retailer experiments with colours, shapes and visual fixtures ...
Nov 2011


Pick n Pay on Nicol, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pick n Pay on Nicol, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pick n Pay’s flagship store is in Hurlingham, an affluent suburb to the north of Johannesburg. It’s a new concept store, and features a host of ...
Nov 2011


Walmart Supercentre, Guildford, BC, Canada
Walmart Supercentre, Guildford, BC, Canada
Walmart’s new Supercentre in East Surrey, BC is the retailer’s 150th Canadian Supercentre, and replaces an existing older store. Featuring a new stilted design which enables ...
Nov 2011


Carrefour Bairro and Express, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carrefour Bairro and Express, Sao Paulo, Brazil
We review in-store initiatives at Carrefour’s fast growing supermarket and convenience operations in Brazil. ...
Nov 2011


Albert Heijn, Brasschaat, Belgium
Albert Heijn, Brasschaat, Belgium
We recently visited Albert Heijn in Brasschaat, Ahold’s first store to open in Belgium, to examine how it compares to local competitors and what features have ...
Sep 2011


IGA Extra, Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada
IGA Extra, Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada
We visited this IGA Extra store in Boisbriand, Québec, where a strong emphasis is placed on the produce and bakery departments, with the store developing them ...
Sep 2011


Red Market, Opwijk, Belgium
Red Market, Opwijk, Belgium
On 14th August 2011, IGD visited Red Market, Delahize’s low cost supermarket format, in Opwijk. We saw how this unique concept differentiates itself from the competition ...
Sep 2011


Ocado, One New Change shopping centre, London
Ocado, One New Change shopping centre, London
Ocado has opened its 'shop window' at the One New Change shopping centre in the City of London as a trial. This innovative launch sees the ...
Aug 2011


Carrefour Atacadao, Parelheiros, Brazil
Carrefour Atacadao, Parelheiros, Brazil
Atacadão is Carrefour’s fastest growing format in Brazil; we witnessed the broad appeal of the market leading wholesale concept first hand. ...
Aug 2011


Pao de Acucar, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pao de Acucar, Sao Paulo, Brazil
We visited a number of GPA’s Pao de Acucar supermarkets in Sao Paulo; this report shows how the domestic leader’s premium concept creates a point of ...
Aug 2011


Prisma, Kannelmaki Shopping Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Prisma, Kannelmaki Shopping Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Prisma Kannelmäki is the largest hypermarket in Finland. It anchors a 50,000 sqm shopping centre owned by S Group’s regional co-operative, HOK-Elanto. ...
Jul 2011


Carrefour Market, Manresa, Spain
Carrefour Market, Manresa, Spain
Located in an area with strong regional roots, Carrefour Market Manresa showcases the retailer's latest concept for its supermarket format stores. ...
Jun 2011


Aldi Sud, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Aldi Sud, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Alongside regular bakery shelving, Aldi Süd features an innovative automatic vending machine for freshly baked bread. IGD visited this store in April 2011. ...
May 2011


Lidl, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Lidl, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Lidl in Frankfurt am Main features the new in-store bakery which offers a wide variety of traditional loaves, baguettes and sweet products. IGD visited this store ...
May 2011


Edeka Zurheide, Dusseldorf, Germany
Edeka Zurheide, Dusseldorf, Germany
Edeka Zurheide is a modern store which uses multiple visual features to communicate the messages of premium and freshness. IGD visited this store in April 2011. ...
May 2011


Fresh & Easy, Los Angeles area, USA
Fresh & Easy, Los Angeles area, USA
In April 2011, IGD undertook store visits to four Fresh & Easy stores in the Northern Los Angeles area, West Adams Boulevard, Alhambra, Glassels Park and ...
May 2011


Real Drive, Hannover, Germany
Real Drive, Hannover, Germany
Real Drive was opened in November 2010, becoming the first independent drive-in food store in Germany. IGD visited this drive through on 12 April 2011. ...
May 2011


Tesco, Wembley, United Kingdom
Tesco, Wembley, United Kingdom
IGD visited this refurbished Tesco Extra store, which showcases the retailer’s credentials in non-foods through a Tesco Direct catalogue shop-in-shop as well as featuring an enlarged ...
Apr 2011


A 2 Pas, Paris
A 2 Pas, Paris
A 2 Pas represents Auchan’s first move into city-centre convenience retailing. IGD visited the newly opened concept store, located in northern Paris, on a weekday afternoon. ...
Mar 2011


Perekrestok Green, Moscow, Russia
Perekrestok Green, Moscow, Russia
Perekrestok Green is X5’s new premium supermarket concept. IGD visited in late 2010, when the retailer was operating five stores in Moscow’s well-heeled suburbs. High quality ...
Mar 2011


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