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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
Centra, Dublin, Kildare and Rathnew, Ireland
Centra, Dublin, Kildare and Rathnew, Ireland
We’ve visited four of Centra’s recently refurbished convenience stores to explore how the retailer has created a vision for the future of convenience ...
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


McColl's store visits
McColl's store visits
We visited five McColl's stores to see how they are setting themselves up to win in neighbourhood retailing. ...
Mar 2017


Rewe-to-go, Frankfurt, Germany
Rewe-to-go, Frankfurt, Germany
With convenience growing in Germany, we look at how Rewe-to-go is offering a variety of meal solutions for shoppers. ...
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


Easy Carrefour, Gonghe Store, Shanghai, China
Easy Carrefour, Gonghe Store, Shanghai, China
Carrefour is concentrating on convenience store development in China, trying to find a new growth model for the competitive market. We visited this Easy Carrefour store ...
Dec 2016


7-Eleven Sungei Wang Plaza 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7-Eleven Sungei Wang Plaza 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7-Eleven Malaysia is the single largest convenience store chain in Malaysia. We visited this store in Sungei Wang Plaza right in the centre of Kuala Lumpur ...
Dec 2016


G&E Murgatroyd, Southport, UK
G&E Murgatroyd, Southport, UK
We look at how this highly successful SPAR retailer has raised the bar to deliver a brand new quality community shopping experience. ...
Dec 2016


Sewell on the go, South Cave, UK
Sewell on the go, South Cave, UK
We look at how this highly successful forecourt operator targets local affluent shoppers and people on the move. ...
Dec 2016


East of England Co-op Woodbridge Store Visit
East of England Co-op Woodbridge Store Visit
We visited the flagship Woodbridge Co-op in Suffolk to discover how the former Budgens site has been transformed. ...
Nov 2016


Carrefour, Paris, France: flexing the offer to differentiate with proximity stores
Carrefour, Paris, France: flexing the offer to differentiate with proximity stores
We spent a day with Carrefour in Paris to understand how the retailer is creating differentiated proximity formats to help its franchisees meet the needs of ...
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


Spar Eat 17, Whitstable, Kent: Doing things differently to differentiate
Spar Eat 17, Whitstable, Kent: Doing things differently to differentiate
We’ve loved the ambition and innovation in Eat 17’s two London stores, so we had to check out Whitstable to see what they can bring to ...
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


M&S, Waterloo Station, UK
M&S, Waterloo Station, UK
We look at how M&S has optimised its largest railway station store to the requirements of its transient customer base. ...
Aug 2016


SPAR Amsterdam Science Park, The Netherlands
SPAR Amsterdam Science Park, The Netherlands
See how this SPAR store overcomes the challenges of small basket sizes and price conscious customers by encouraging frequent visits. ...
Jul 2016


Central England Coop Glenfield, Leicester, Store Visit
Central England Coop Glenfield, Leicester, Store Visit
Central England Coop have recently converted their mid-sized supermarket into a ‘destination’ store. By reducing the footprint of the grocery offer, without compromising range, and adding ...
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


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


Londis: delighting local customers by differentiating
Londis: delighting local customers by differentiating
One of the huge advantages of an independent retailer trading under a symbol group operator like Londis is being able to inject personality and make the ...
May 2016


Pingo Doce, Lisbon, Portugal
Pingo Doce, Lisbon, Portugal
Pingo Doce, in its Q1 2016 results, said total sales rose 6.3%, driven by like-for-like growth of 2.1%. We went in-store at three locations to understand ...
May 2016


Penny, Munich, Germany
Penny, Munich, Germany
On a recent trip to Munich, Germany, we visited a standard store from Rewe Group’s discount banner Penny to see how the retailer is evolving 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


Sainsbury's Local, Whitstable, United Kingdom
Sainsbury's Local, Whitstable, United Kingdom
See how Sainsbury's is developing its proposition at a larger convenience store to serve multiple customer missions and bring new opportunities for suppliers. ...
Apr 2016


Tesco Queensway: a new approach to convenience
Tesco Queensway: a new approach to convenience
Queensway is a brave experiment for Tesco, both in terms of store design and mission based thinking. This fresh focused store offers a food hall style ...
Apr 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


Midcounties Co-operative Chipping Norton, Store Visit
Midcounties Co-operative Chipping Norton, Store Visit
We take a look at the premium supermarket format from Midcounties Co-operative and how they have understood and targeted their shopper demographic with the in store ...
Mar 2016


Zona Sul: targeting affluent shoppers in Rio de Janeiro
Zona Sul: targeting affluent shoppers in Rio de Janeiro
We look at how this highly successful operator targets affluent shoppers in Rio de Janeiro. ...
Feb 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


SPAR, Brockley, London
SPAR, Brockley, London
SPAR Brockley, in the Borough of Lewisham, South East London, is one of the latest additions to the A.F. Blakemore & Son estate. Previously a Nisa ...
Nov 2015


Sainsbury's Local, Holborn, UK
Sainsbury's Local, Holborn, UK
Holborn Circus is Sainsbury’s new micro store concept trial designed specifically to meet the needs of shoppers looking for breakfast, lunch and meals for tonight. ...
Nov 2015


Eurospin: own products and counter service
Eurospin: own products and counter service
Eurospin’s unique discount concept demonstrates great balance of value and customer service. ...
Nov 2015


Convenience in Northern Ireland: a day with Henderson Retail
Convenience in Northern Ireland: a day with Henderson Retail
We recently visited a couple of Henderson Group stores, trading under the SPAR banner, to see best-in-class convenience retailing in two very different formats and locations. ...
Nov 2015


SPAR, Eindhoven, Netherlands: targeting food focused shopper missions
SPAR, Eindhoven, Netherlands: targeting food focused shopper missions
We visited the SPAR store on the Eindhoven University of Technology campus to see how one of its independent owners has created a targeted format that ...
Oct 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


The Co-operative’s Gen 2 Refits – Whitstable, Kent, UK
The Co-operative’s Gen 2 Refits – Whitstable, Kent, UK
IGD’s Head of Retail Insight Steve Jones reports on how The Co-operative is updating the look and feel of its stores as it seeks to further ...
Jul 2015


One Stop franchise stores: how One Stop is working with independent retailers
One Stop franchise stores: how One Stop is working with independent retailers
We spent a day in the West Midlands with One Stop Franchise Director Andrew King to explore how Tesco is developing a mutually beneficial partnership with ...
Jul 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


7-Eleven, New York, USA
7-Eleven, New York, USA
Featuring a new contemporary, urban-focused design, we review 7-Eleven’s concept store in New York. ...
Jun 2015


Heron Foods: a day with the retailer
Heron Foods: a day with the retailer
UK regional operator Heron Foods is developing a hybrid discount/frozen foods/convenience offer. IGD visited stores in the Hull area to see the new model at work. ...
May 2015


M&S in London
M&S in London
We explore how M&S is using partnerships, flexing its formats and focusing more strongly on missions to drive growth in a mature convenience marketplace. ...
May 2015


Hi-Life, Hu Zuan Store, Neihu Taipei, Taiwan
Hi-Life, Hu Zuan Store, Neihu Taipei, Taiwan
Hi-life is a Taiwanese convenience chain that is thriving in the competitive convenience market in Taiwan. We visited their the Huzuan store in Taipei to understand ...
May 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


Asda petrol forecourt Tottenham, UK
Asda petrol forecourt Tottenham, UK
Asda’s latest standalone petrol forecourt represents how the retailer is extending its UK reach and prioritising customer convenience while showcasing the new brand refresh. ...
Mar 2015


Spar Fairfield, Lincolnshire, UK
Spar Fairfield, Lincolnshire, UK
We visited SPAR Fairfield to see how the retailer has successfully blended convenience with foodservice on the forecourt ...
Mar 2015


The Co-operative, Milton Keynes, UK
The Co-operative, Milton Keynes, UK
Our team of convenience experts help you understand the shopper, supply chain and the store in this end-to-end store visit ...
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


Lifestyle Express, Bellevue, Middlesbrough
Lifestyle Express, Bellevue, Middlesbrough
Lifestyle Express, Middlesbrough shows how an independent retailer, supported by this national symbol group coordinated by Landmark Wholesale, can implement a highly competitive offer capable of ...
Dec 2014


Today’s Extra, Stokenchurch
Today’s Extra, Stokenchurch
Today’s Extra, Stokenchurch, is a strong example of retail execution in one of the UK's fastest growing symbol groups, demonstrating the high standards being implemented through ...
Dec 2014


Tesco Express, Philpot Lane, UK
Tesco Express, Philpot Lane, UK
We visited the retailer's Philpot Lane store to see how Tesco is blurring the lines between convenience and foodservice as it looks to tailor its offer ...
Nov 2014


O’Leary’s Centra, Cork
O’Leary’s Centra, Cork
O’ Leary’s Centra is located between Cork city centre and the satellite town of Douglas. Centra has worked hard to create a customer focused offer, looking ...
Nov 2014


Little Waitrose, King's Cross, UK
Little Waitrose, King's Cross, UK
We visited Little Waitrose King’s Cross to see how the retailer has flexed its offer to meet the needs of the travelling consumer. ...
Oct 2014


Aldi, Hatfield and North Finchley, UK
Aldi, Hatfield and North Finchley, UK
We visited two different Aldi stores in London to see how the discounter is enhancing the existing estate while focusing on growing its city store format. ...
Sep 2014


Sourced Market, St Pancras International, London
Sourced Market, St Pancras International, London
We visited Sourced Market in London St Pancras station to see how a niche food retailer is executing trends we are seeing across the wider convenience ...
Sep 2014


Premier: a day with the retailer
Premier: a day with the retailer
We spent the day with Premier to see how the symbol group is evolving its offer to meet changing shopper needs ...
Aug 2014


Walmart to Go, Bentonville, USA
Walmart to Go, Bentonville, USA
Earlier this year Walmart opened its first convenience store in the US, Walmart to Go. Featuring an eye-catching design, the store, combines elements of a traditional ...
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


Carrefour City Malakoff, Paris, France
Carrefour City Malakoff, Paris, France
Carrefour City Malakoff highlights the benefits of franchisee run stores by empowering store owners to target local shopper needs ...
Aug 2014


SPAR, Hackney, UK
SPAR, Hackney, UK
We visited a winning formula from SPAR: a convenience store, burger bar and restaurant all under one roof. ...
Jul 2014


Sainsbury's Local, Horley, UK
Sainsbury's Local, Horley, UK
We visited one of the retailer’s forecourt sites acquired from Rontec in 2012 to see how Sainsbury’s has developed the format... ...
Jul 2014


Engen, Cape Town, South Africa
Engen, Cape Town, South Africa
Engen’s forecourt store, on a major road artery in and out of Cape Town, combines five offers and offers shoppers a range of options to meet ...
Jun 2014


Konzum: a day with the retailer
Konzum: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with Croatia’s leading grocery retailer to understand how Konzum are delivering value for shoppers across formats ...
Jun 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


7-Eleven, Austin Road Kowloon, Hong Kong
7-Eleven, Austin Road Kowloon, Hong Kong
This 7-eleven store in Hong Kong raises the bar for convenience format with an impressive in-store bakery, abundant choices of food-to-go ranges and various value-added services. ...
May 2014


SPAR, Cape Town: a day with the retailer
SPAR, Cape Town: a day with the retailer
As part of our day with SPAR in Cape Town we saw how the retailer is using a multi-format strategy and empowering owners to better target ...
May 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


The Co-operative, Old Street, London
The Co-operative, Old Street, London
We provide an update on The Co-operative’s strategy, and highlight how this is playing out in Old Street, one of the retailer's generation two stores. ...
Apr 2014


Family Shopper, Wolverhampton, UK
Family Shopper, Wolverhampton, UK
We visited Family Shopper, Booker’s discount focused symbol store to see how the wholesaler has created a fascia which blends elements of the convenience and discount ...
Feb 2014


SPAR Ireland: a day with the retailer
SPAR Ireland: a day with the retailer
We explore how SPAR Ireland is driving format innovation with new formats across food-to-go and convenience.  ...
Feb 2014


Rewe to go,  Cologne, Germany
Rewe to go, Cologne, Germany
Rewe has developed its Rewe to go format to target on-the-go shoppers, meeting a range of missions by offering a wide range of products, including a ...
Jan 2014


ICA To Go, Stockholm, Sweden
ICA To Go, Stockholm, Sweden
We visited ICA’s new convenience format to understand how the retailer is exploiting services to drive footfall ...
Jan 2014


McColl's: a day with the retailer
McColl's: a day with the retailer
We visited two of McColl’s Retail Group’s convenience stores in north London to see how the retailer is evolving its convenience strategy, and what the supply ...
Jan 2014


Scotmid, Edinburgh: a day with the retailer
Scotmid, Edinburgh: a day with the retailer
We spent the day with Scotmid in Edinburgh to look at how the retailer is segmenting its estate. The presentation covers Barnton, one of the retailers ...
Jan 2014


Centra, Ballsbridge, Ireland
Centra, Ballsbridge, Ireland
We take a look at how this novel Dublin convenience store takes is tailored to local shopping missions and excels at food-on-the-go, while also supporting local ...
Jan 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


One Stop, Takeley, Essex
One Stop, Takeley, Essex
Takeley represents an exciting iteration of the One Stop model. A clear focus on fresh and the introduction of a bakery highlight the direction the business ...
Dec 2013


Morrisons M Local, St Albans
Morrisons M Local, St Albans
Our team of convenience experts will help you to understand the shopper, the supply chain and the store in this end-to-end view of Morrisons M Local ...
Nov 2013


Southern Co-operative, Chobham, UK
Southern Co-operative, Chobham, UK
This landmark Southern Co-operative store brings together promotional focus alongside an impressive emphasis on locally relevant ranges. As the estate's environmental flagship, it also takes the ...
Oct 2013


Albert Heijn to go, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Albert Heijn to go, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Albert Heijn’s strong recent focus on convenience comes together in this latest innovative store format, targeted at meeting distinct shopper missions. We reveal how the format ...
Sep 2013


Tesco Express in London
Tesco Express in London
We spent the day in London with Tesco looking at the latest premium iterations of its Express format. ...
Sep 2013


AEON My Basket, Minami Kasai, Tokyo, Japan
AEON My Basket, Minami Kasai, Tokyo, Japan
Our visit to this distinctive convenience format reveals how AEON is evolving its offer to meet the changing needs of modern city living. Highlights include private ...
Sep 2013


Little Waitrose at John Lewis, Watford, UK
Little Waitrose at John Lewis, Watford, UK
We look at how Waitrose has adapted its successful convenience store concept to maximise engagement with department store shoppers. ...
Jul 2013


Indomaret, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indomaret, Jakarta, Indonesia
This store visit highlights the winning strategies of Indonesia’s leading domestic retailer, from delivering value and service to the trial of its latest in-store concepts. ...
Jul 2013


One Stop, Duston, UK
One Stop, Duston, UK
New-built in 2011, One Stop, Duston provides a well-developed convenience offer to meet the daily needs of a local residential community. As well as delivering a ...
Jul 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


myCostcutter, Rye, UK
myCostcutter, Rye, UK
With increased estate segmentation taking place across the convenience sector, Costcutter’s ability to offer a ‘good, better, best’ fascia range puts the retailer at the forefront ...
Jun 2013


Sainsbury's Local in London
Sainsbury's Local in London
We assess Sainsbury’s increasingly flexible and tailored approach to convenience store openings with visits to the retailer’s ‘Superfresh’ store in Earlsfield and its compact Abbeville Road ...
May 2013


Hunts Spar, Penwortham, UK
Hunts Spar, Penwortham, UK
Spar Penwortham represents an exciting evolution for the retailer and potentially for the c-store market as a whole. On our recent visit to the store, strong ...
Mar 2013


M Local, Formby, UK
M Local, Formby, UK
We visited this new M Local format to see how it caters for a wide range of convenience missions. ...
Feb 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


Alepa Kluuvi, Helsinki, Finland
Alepa Kluuvi, Helsinki, Finland
On our latest trip to Finland we visited this brand new Alepa convenience store on the day of its opening to learn more about S Group’s ...
Dec 2012


Punto Simply and Simply Market, Milan, Italy
Punto Simply and Simply Market, Milan, Italy
We recently visited two newly opened Simply concept stores in Milan: Punto Simply and Simply Market. This store visit report brings together the key elements ...
Nov 2012


K-Market Pietari, Helsinki, Finland
K-Market Pietari, Helsinki, Finland
We visited this smaller than average convenience store in Helsinki to experience a truly unique retail experience combining clever merchandising and local marketing that puts the ...
Nov 2012


Diona, Zagreb, Croatia
Diona, Zagreb, Croatia
Croatia-based Diona has been rolling out a new design for its convenience portfolio. With shopper-friendly store locations and a great on-the-go product range, the retailer’s updated ...
Oct 2012


Mercator, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mercator, Ljubljana, Slovenia
We recently visited Slovenia to see how Mercator is employing a multi-channel strategy to best meet the needs of local shoppers. In this store visit we ...
Oct 2012


Costcutter, Guiseley, UK
Costcutter, Guiseley, UK
Recently refitted, Costcutter Guiseley offers a showcase for the latest iteration of the core Costcutter format, providing a quality store-fit with strong tie-in branding for corporate ...
Jul 2012


Kwiksave, Little Lever, Bolton, UK
Kwiksave, Little Lever, Bolton, UK
Little Lever is the first of the ‘new generation’ kwiksave stores, opened in May 2012. The store package, developed by Costcutter, now makes a targeted discount ...
Jul 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


Magnit, Moscow, Russia
Magnit, Moscow, Russia
There are currently nearly 5,500 Magnit neighbourhood stores in Russia and the format is set for further aggressive expansion across the country in the next few ...
Jun 2012


Dixy, Moscow, Russia
Dixy, Moscow, Russia
Russian Dixy Group has recently implemented a new marketing strategy that included a complete redesign of the group's brand identity and store makeover. Click here for ...
Jun 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


Casino Express, click and collect for grocery, Lyon, France
Casino Express, click and collect for grocery, Lyon, France
We visited Casino’s next generation Drive store. This innovative concept takes click and collect for grocery to the next level. ...
Apr 2012


Coop Pronto, Zurich Flughafen, Switzerland
Coop Pronto, Zurich Flughafen, Switzerland
We recently spent time with the Coop Schweiz team in Zürich, looking at the latest store concepts. This Coop Pronto, located in Zürich airport, has a ...
Apr 2012


Denner Express, Zurich, Switzerland
Denner Express, Zurich, Switzerland
We spent a day with the Denner management team in Zürich, visiting some of their latest test store concepts, including the new format Denner Express and ...
Apr 2012


Tesco Lotus Express, Rama IV, Bangkok, Thailand
Tesco Lotus Express, Rama IV, Bangkok, Thailand
There are currently over 800 Tesco Lotus Express stores in Thailand and the format is set for further expansion across the country in the next few ...
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


M Local, Manchester, United Kingdom
M Local, Manchester, United Kingdom
As Morrisons opens its third M Local store we assess the new format, consider the role it will play in the development of the retailer’s convenience ...
Feb 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


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


Little Waitrose, Watford, United Kingdom
Little Waitrose, Watford, United Kingdom
Waitrose’s new little Waitrose forecourt store in Watford raises the bar for forecourt retailing with an impressive fresh offer, in-store bakery and choice of food-to-go ranges. ...
Oct 2011


Sainsbury's Local, Euston, London, United Kingdom
Sainsbury's Local, Euston, London, United Kingdom
On the opening of the 400th Sainsbury’s Local store recently, IGD was given exclusive access to another recently opened c-store. We take a look at the ...
Sep 2011


Tesco Express, Leavesden, United Kingdom
Tesco Express, Leavesden, United Kingdom
Tesco Express Leavesden Green is an attractive convenience store format that takes full advantage of the opportunities presented by its catchment… ...
Aug 2011


SPAR, Haymarket, London
SPAR, Haymarket, London
Located in the heart of London’s West End, Haymarket is Spar’s new style urban convenience format offering a choice of foodservice and food to go options. ...
Aug 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


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