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
Tesco Extra, Royston, UK
Tesco Extra, Royston, UK
We explore this newly remodelled Extra to see how Tesco is making the format more food focused and provide more inspiration for shoppers ...
Apr 2017


Jan Linders, Mill, Netherlands
Jan Linders, Mill, Netherlands
We visited Jan Linders in Mill to understand how the retailer promotes its differences as a locally-based retailer that buys from its region and meets the ...
Apr 2017


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


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


Meijer, Illinois, USA
Meijer, Illinois, USA
We visited this large Meijer supercentre in Illinois, to see how the retailer is successfully adapting its hypermarket format to remain relevant to shoppers. ...
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


Jumbo Foodmarkt Amsterdam
Jumbo Foodmarkt Amsterdam
We visited Jumbo’s Foodmarkt in Amsterdam to see how the retailer is innovating to meet shoppers’ food for tonight and food on the go missions, while ...
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


Carrefour, Villiers-en-Bière, France
Carrefour, Villiers-en-Bière, France
Carrefour Villiers-en-Bière is the retailer’s flagship hypermarket in France. After 18 months of investment, the store has been reopened with a focus on shoppers and their ...
Mar 2017


Main & Vine, Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Main & Vine, Gig Harbor, WA, USA
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 ...
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


Booths Hesketh Bank, Preston, UK
Booths Hesketh Bank, Preston, UK
We've been into the Hesketh Bank Booths store to explore how the retailer is reinforcing historical strengths and broadening its appeal… ...
Feb 2017


Coop, Italy
Coop, Italy
We visited four hypermarkets, under the Ipercoop banner, to see how cooperatives are using centralised buying to offer greater prices and private label ranges, while also ...
Feb 2017


Publix, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Publix, Jacksonville, FL, USA
We visited Publix in its home market of Florida, to see how the retailer engages with customers through its high quality offer. ...
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


Asda Eastlands, Manchester, UK
Asda Eastlands, Manchester, UK
We've been into Asda's refurbished Manchester Eastlands store to explore its latest thinking in big-box retail. ...
Jan 2017


Markthalle Krefeld, Germany
Markthalle Krefeld, Germany
We visited the new real,- market hall concept store in Krefeld, Germany to learn from the retailers new approach to the hypermarket format. ...
Jan 2017


Waitrose Nine Elms: catering to London’s newest residential area
Waitrose Nine Elms: catering to London’s newest residential area
Waitrose Nine Elms opened in November 2015 in anticipation of a fast growing and wealthy residential area. Read on to find out how Waitrose is catering ...
Dec 2016


Iceland, Clapham, UK
Iceland, Clapham, UK
Iceland has transformed its Clapham store in to give shoppers a more modern retail experience which the retailer plans to extend to the rest of the ...
Dec 2016


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


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


Winn-Dixie, Jacksonville, FL, USA: underpinning its turnaround with new formats
Winn-Dixie, Jacksonville, FL, USA: underpinning its turnaround with new formats
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. ...
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


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


Géant Amiens Glisy: a fresh-focused concept
Géant Amiens Glisy: a fresh-focused concept
Casino’s Géant hypermarket, located in Amiens, shows how the retailer is developing a simple concept designed with a traditional fresh marketplace at its heart. ...
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


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


Tesco Váci, Budapest, Hungary
Tesco Váci, Budapest, Hungary
We visited the Tesco Váci hypermarket where we were impressed with how the retailer is promoting premium private label, celebrating local products, executing events, adding interest ...
Oct 2016


Carrefour Market, Warsaw, Poland
Carrefour Market, Warsaw, Poland
We spent a day in Warsaw investigating the initiatives in-store and looking at how they are being incorporated across the Carrefour estate to help it stand ...
Sep 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


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


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


Food Lover’s Market, Cape Town, South Africa
Food Lover’s Market, Cape Town, South Africa
Food Lover’s Market meets the needs of ‘foodies’ looking for high quality products, focusing on fresh ranges, fruits and vegetables, counters and food-for-now to differentiate itself ...
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


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


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


Woolworths (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
Woolworths (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
Woolworths Waterstone is a flagship store that represents the retailer’s strong intent to build a forceful presence in grocery retailing and provide a differentiated offer for ...
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


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


Walmart Neighborhood Market: building a new supermarket model
Walmart Neighborhood Market: building a new supermarket model
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 ...
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


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


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


Kroger Marketplace, Cincinnati, USA: six ways it's winning in-store
Kroger Marketplace, Cincinnati, USA: six ways it's winning in-store
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. ...
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


Whole Foods Market, North Burnaby, BC, Canada: delivering on the in-store experience
Whole Foods Market, North Burnaby, BC, Canada: delivering on the in-store experience
Whole Foods Market continues to create some of the most compelling and innovative store formats in the sector. We recently visited its new store in North ...
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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Kaufland, Frankfurt, Germany
Kaufland, Frankfurt, Germany
Discount retailer Kaufland recently opened a new hypermarket in Frankfurt, Germany. We visited the store, showcasing the standout areas. ...
Mar 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


Tesco Extra Newmarket: redefining the large store experience
Tesco Extra Newmarket: redefining the large store experience
We take a tour of this newly opened Extra to see the impact of Tesco’s work to simplify its range, deliver improved value and make larger ...
Mar 2016


Eataly Sao Paulo: for the love of (Italian) food
Eataly Sao Paulo: for the love of (Italian) food
We've been in-store at one of the newest global Eataly stores, in São Paulo, Brazil, to assess the concept and to see what we can learn ...
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


Loblaws CityMarket, Vancouver, Canada: evolving the Inspire concept
Loblaws CityMarket, Vancouver, Canada: evolving the Inspire concept
Loblaw continues to push ahead with the roll-out of its ‘Inspire’ store formats.  Recently it opened its smallest concept to date in Vancouver; we review how ...
Mar 2016


Jumbo, Santiago, Chile
Jumbo, Santiago, Chile
We’ve been in-store to see one of Cencosud’s flagship hypermarkets in its native Chilean market, to learn more about how it is innovating across food and ...
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


Ipercoop, Turin, Italy: facing up to large stores’ challenges
Ipercoop, Turin, Italy: facing up to large stores’ challenges
We visited this Ipercoop in Turin to see Coop Italia’s latest initiatives in action, and understand how the retailer is flexing the format’s potential. ...
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


MPREIS Niederndorf, Austria
MPREIS Niederndorf, Austria
We visit MPREIS in Niederndorf, Austria to learn more about the retailer and how they are creating a unique shopping proposition. ...
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


Hannaford, North Berwick, USA: developing a layout focused on solutions
Hannaford, North Berwick, USA: developing a layout focused on solutions
We recently visited the latest new concept by Delhaize USA’s Hannaford division which showcases a new innovative layout focused on solutions and making the shopper journey ...
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


Mercato’, Rivoli, Turin: a fresh-focused concept
Mercato’, Rivoli, Turin: a fresh-focused concept
We visited this Mercato’ supermarket in the upmarket suburb of Rivoli, close to Turin. Opened in 2015, the primarily food-focused format integrates relevant non-food categories. ...
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


Albert Heijn, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Albert Heijn, Amsterdam, Netherlands
We visited an Albert Heijn supermarket in central Amsterdam to see how the retailer has completely renovated the store to build an offer with its shoppers ...
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


Waitrose, King's Cross, UK
Waitrose, King's Cross, UK
Waitrose’s new King’s Cross flagship pushes the boundaries of what a supermarket can offer, with a choice of foodservice and food-to-go options, an in-store bar and ...
Dec 2015


Albert Heijn XL, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Albert Heijn XL, Eindhoven, Netherlands
We visited the Albert Heijn XL in Eindhoven to see how the retailer has invested in one of its largest stores to spotlight its quality food ...
Dec 2015


bfresh, Allston, USA
bfresh, Allston, USA
Ahold recently opened its first ‘bfresh’ smaller format store in Allston, Massachusetts. Our recent visit to this store revealed one of the best examples of format ...
Dec 2015


Merkur, Vienna, Austria: premium offer in a central location
Merkur, Vienna, Austria: premium offer in a central location
Merkur Hofer Markt, part of the Rewe Group, is a premium store located in District One, a very affluent area in central Vienna. We explore the ...
Dec 2015


Edeka E center, St Pauli, Germany: trialling new initiatives with a focus on fresh
Edeka E center, St Pauli, Germany: trialling new initiatives with a focus on fresh
Opened in 2014, EDEKA’s E center store showcases the retailer’s new initiatives and format development of its larger stores. ...
Dec 2015


Billa Corso: Delivering premium impact in Vienna
Billa Corso: Delivering premium impact in Vienna
Located in the centre of Vienna, this store is a flagship in the estate of the Austrian retailer Billa , part of the Rewe Group. It ...
Nov 2015


Interspar, Vienna, Austria
Interspar, Vienna, Austria
Located in Vienna’s busiest train station, this INTERSPAR store demonstrates how SPAR is winning in Austria. ...
Nov 2015


Sainsbury's, Alperton, UK
Sainsbury's, Alperton, UK
Newly remodelled Alperton is one of six format trials by Sainsbury’s to make big stores easier to shop, with features including a new mission-based layout and ...
Nov 2015


Sainsbury’s, Portishead, UK
Sainsbury’s, Portishead, UK
With consumers increasingly preferring smaller and easier-to-shop supermarkets, we visited Portishead to see how Sainsbury’s is evolving the compact supermarket format, with a stronger fresh food ...
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


Real: trialling new initiatives with a focus on fresh
Real: trialling new initiatives with a focus on fresh
As part of its new strategy, Real is investing in updating and modernising its hypermarkets across Germany, with 107 stores remodelled so far. We visited the ...
Oct 2015


Metro, Humber Bay Park, Toronto: winning with urban shoppers
Metro, Humber Bay Park, Toronto: winning with urban shoppers
As part of its increased investment in format development, Metro Inc., has launched a smaller format concept focused on urban shoppers in Toronto. We visited this ...
Oct 2015


Morrisons, Milton Keynes, UK
Morrisons, Milton Keynes, UK
Recently opened Milton Keynes Leisure Plaza demonstrates how Morrisons is creating a simpler, more locally relevant in-store experience with an easy-to-understand value proposition. ...
Oct 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


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


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


Weis, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, USA: adapting to remain relevant
Weis, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, USA: adapting to remain relevant
We visited one of Weis’ established stores to see how investments in fresh foods, food-to-go and pricing are helping the supermarket format to remain relevant. ...
Aug 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


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


Eroski, Madrid, Spain
Eroski, Madrid, Spain
We visited this Eroski store in the upscale Salamanca district of Madrid to understand how the retailer’s franchised neighbourhood store model is enabling it to drive ...
Aug 2015


Booths, Hale Barns, UK
Booths, Hale Barns, UK
We visited Booths’ new Hale Barns store to see how the regional retailer is evolving its stores as it picks up the pace of expansion. ...
Jul 2015


El Corte Inglés, Madrid: a day with the retailer
El Corte Inglés, Madrid: a day with the retailer
During our day with El Corte Inglés, we visited three of its stores in Madrid, to understand how the retailer is building on its strengths in ...
Jul 2015


Shoprite, Morristown, USA: leaning in to food-to-go
Shoprite, Morristown, USA: leaning in to food-to-go
With an extensive and diverse range of food-to-go options, Shoprite’s Village Food Garden concept is a store with real destination status. ...
Jul 2015


Leclerc, Lille, France
Leclerc, Lille, France
We assess how this core compact hypermarket is enabling Leclerc to win in the competitive French market by providing a strong range of grocery products in ...
Jul 2015


Roche Bros., Boston, USA: a new model for urban locations
Roche Bros., Boston, USA: a new model for urban locations
A new store for downtown Boston from Roche Bros. reveals an innovative concept featuring a street-level food-to-go offer and a contemporary, basement located supermarket. ...
Jul 2015


Walmart Supercenter, Elm Springs, USA
Walmart Supercenter, Elm Springs, USA
We review one of Walmart’s most recent Supercenter openings in the US as it continues to evolve its large format model to remain relevant for shoppers. ...
Jul 2015


Alcampo, Madrid, Spain
Alcampo, Madrid, Spain
We’ve been in-store in Madrid to see how Auchan is evolving its Spanish hypermarket  ...
Jul 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


Supervalu, Blackrock, Ireland
Supervalu, Blackrock, Ireland
We look at how this fresh-focused Musgrave store has been tailored to meet the needs of an affluent local demographic. ...
Jun 2015


TargetExpress, San Francisco, USA
TargetExpress, San Francisco, USA
Following the opening of the first TargetExpress smaller format store last year, Target has recently opened its second store in San Francisco.  We recently visited this ...
Jun 2015


Tesco superstore, Kinson, UK
Tesco superstore, Kinson, UK
Tesco Kinson is a standard new build 25,000 sq ft food focused superstore that demonstrates Tesco’s emerging thinking on ranging, brands, shopping trip simplicity and price ...
May 2015


AEON Mall Makuhari Shintoshin, Chiba, Japan
AEON Mall Makuhari Shintoshin, Chiba, Japan
A must-see store report from this leading pan-Asian retailer, the flagship mall demonstrates excellence in food-to-go, makes Pet a destination category, and inspires with digital interaction ...
May 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


Waitrose, Salisbury, UK
Waitrose, Salisbury, UK
A new Waitrose flagship store showcasing strengths in food and home while enhancing its food credentials with the retailer’s second cookery school. ...
May 2015


Soriana Hiper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
Soriana Hiper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
We visited this Soriana Hiper in Mexico City to see how it showcases value, low prices and a wide range to provide a one-stop shop. ...
May 2015


Soriana Súper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
Soriana Súper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
A hugely impressive store, this Soriana Súper in Mexico City creates an attractive modern environment with touches of traditional market style. We visited to find out ...
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


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


Seiyu, Tokyo: creating a fresh and fast shopping experience
Seiyu, Tokyo: creating a fresh and fast shopping experience
We visit this recently remodelled store to understand how Walmart Japan blends the business’s global scale and local expertise to create a low cost, high quality ...
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


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


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


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


Pingo Doce, Lisbon, Portugal
Pingo Doce, Lisbon, Portugal
See how Pingo Doce has been evolving its supermarket format, which accounts for nearly 90% of stores and 80% of sales, removing SKUs to create a ...
Feb 2015


Pingo Doce, Lisbon, Portugal
Pingo Doce, Lisbon, Portugal
Pingo Doce’s hypermarkets account for a small share of its store portfolio and overall sales, but are key in supporting shopper perception of the brand by ...
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


Morrisons, Crawley, UK
Morrisons, Crawley, UK
One of Morrisons largest recent store openings, Crawley features Morrisons new look Market Street concept, a redesigned contemporary coffee shop and an enhanced ethnic offer. ...
Jan 2015


Asda, Grantham, UK
Asda, Grantham, UK
Asda’s latest superstore remodel in Grantham shows how the retailer is experimenting with new concepts and taking inspiration from parent company, Walmart. ...
Dec 2014


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


Ryan’s Supervalu, Cork
Ryan’s Supervalu, Cork
Ryan’s Supervalu is located in Glanmire, a satellite town located 10km outside Cork City centre. It is one of four Supervalu stores belonging to the Ryan ...
Nov 2014


Tesco Extra, Lincoln, UK
Tesco Extra, Lincoln, UK
Lincoln Extra is a community store designed to be fit for the future. It replaces a high performing superstore, showing how the hypermarket format will continue ...
Oct 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 Market Courbevoie, Paris, France
Carrefour Market Courbevoie, Paris, France
Carrefour Market Courbevoie is an urban supermarket that provides a food-oriented offer to meet the needs of a diverse and wealthy shopper base ...
Aug 2014


Auchan Roissy Aeroville, Paris, France
Auchan Roissy Aeroville, Paris, France
Auchan Roissy Aeroville is a hypermarket and Drive meeting the needs of different shopper bases – a family’s weekly shop and convenience for those wanting to ...
Jul 2014


Carrefour Auteuil, Paris, France
Carrefour Auteuil, Paris, France
Carrefour Auteuil highlights how the retailer is able to flex its offer, even within the hypermarket format, to target local shoppers through an adaptation of its ...
Jul 2014


Monoprix Sablons, Paris, France
Monoprix Sablons, Paris, France
Monoprix Sablons highlights how the fascia is offering a proximity format to provide convenient solutions for urban shoppers looking for premium brands and products. ...
Jul 2014


Carrefour Villeneuve la Garenne, Paris, France
Carrefour Villeneuve la Garenne, Paris, France
Carrefour Villeneuve-la-Garenne offers customers a new shopping experience, with a host of technology-focused features set alongside Carrefour’s core hypermarket offer, with strong attention given to fresh ...
Jul 2014


Sainsbury's, Leicester North, UK
Sainsbury's, Leicester North, UK
A brand new large format store in Leicester tailored to the local community while providing a showcase for Sainsbury’s full non-food offer. ...
Jul 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


Waitrose, Swindon, UK
Waitrose, Swindon, UK
The new Waitrose supermarket in Swindon brings together various multichannel initiatives to create a one-of-a-kind store within the retailer’s portfolio. ...
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


GBarbosa, Salvador, Brazil
GBarbosa, Salvador, Brazil
We look at how Chilean retailer Cencosud is competing effectively with the traditional sector in this GBarbosa hypermarket in Salvador, Brazil. ...
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


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


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


Nation Fresh Foods, Hamilton, Canada
Nation Fresh Foods, Hamilton, Canada
With three in ten Canadians forecast to be a member of a visible minority group by 2031, Nations Fresh Foods has developed a flagship concept that ...
May 2014


Spar, Zagreb, Croatia
Spar, Zagreb, Croatia
We visited this hypermarket to appreciate how the retailer attracts customers to one if its largest stores in the capital ...
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


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


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


Hemköp, Stockholm, Sweden
Hemköp, Stockholm, Sweden
Axfood’s flagship Hemköp supermarket illustrates how “foodie” staff and fresh food craftsmanship can help deliver excellent quality and service for customers. Take a look at how ...
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


Real, Essen, Germany
Real, Essen, Germany
We visited the first Real hypermarket updated with the retailer’s evolved thinking about what the hypermarket should be and what it can offer shoppers. Placing the ...
Apr 2014


Massmart: a day with the retailer
Massmart: a day with the retailer
We visited four Massmart stores in Johannesburg to understand how the retailer is implementing its multichannel, multi-format strategy in the increasingly competitive South African market.  ...
Apr 2014


RT Mart, Yangpu, China
RT Mart, Yangpu, China
RT Mart is the No. 1 hypermarket chain in China. Explore with us how RT Mart focuses on freshness of food and creating an inspirational and ...
Apr 2014


Ito Yokado, Chengdu, China
Ito Yokado, Chengdu, China
Take a look at how Ito Yokado is upweighting its convenience ranges and helping customers live more healthily in its top performing Chengdu store ...
Mar 2014


Kings, Gillette, NJ, USA
Kings, Gillette, NJ, USA
Where inspiration strikes”, Kings provides a unique shopping experience paired with the highest quality foods. In this store visit report, we take a look at how ...
Mar 2014


Walmart, Jingtian Shenzhen, China
Walmart, Jingtian Shenzhen, China
We visited Walmart’s Jingtian store in Shenzhen to see how the retailer is implementing its EDLP strategy as well improving quality and ranging to appeal to ...
Mar 2014


Sainsbury's Tottenham, London, UK
Sainsbury's Tottenham, London, UK
Newly opened Tottenham demonstrates Sainsbury’s continuing focus on evolving its larger format stores to create an inspirational and easy-to-shop experience. ...
Feb 2014


Tesco, Warsaw, Poland
Tesco, Warsaw, Poland
This Tesco store illustrates how the retailer is using its 100% satisfaction guarantee to face into the discounters in Poland… ...
Feb 2014


Temma, Cologne, Germany
Temma, Cologne, Germany
Rewe’s Temma store in Cologne is a best in class example of how a premium, organic-oriented store can also enable shoppers to fulfil a range of ...
Jan 2014


ICA, Stockholm, Sweden
ICA, Stockholm, Sweden
We visited this ICA supermarket in Stockholm to appreciate how the retailer’s contemporary deli maximises destination appeal… ...
Jan 2014


Waitrose, Aylesbury, UK
Waitrose, Aylesbury, UK
With a new look welcome area and wine department, recently opened Aylesbury is an excellent example of how Waitrose is flexing its proposition to keep pace ...
Jan 2014


Rewe, 'Green Building', Cologne, Germany
Rewe, 'Green Building', Cologne, Germany
We visited Rewe’s ‘Green store’ in Cologne to see how the retailer is implementing a raft of initiatives to make its new stores as sustainable as ...
Jan 2014


Coop Sverige, Sweden
Coop Sverige, Sweden
We visited Coop’s new concept store to understand how the retailer is enhancing destination appeal in large formats ...
Jan 2014


Tesco Superstore, Chelmsford, UK
Tesco Superstore, Chelmsford, UK
We visited Tesco’s new look ‘super convenience’ store to see how the retailer is satisfying multiple shopper missions in large formats. ...
Jan 2014


Sok, Istanbul, Turkey
Sok, Istanbul, Turkey
We visited one of SOK’s new generation of stores, a discount-oriented supermarket, to see what strategies the retailer is employing in-store to win in Turkey’s competitive ...
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


Ito Yokado (Ario Washinomiya), Tokyo, Japan
Ito Yokado (Ario Washinomiya), Tokyo, Japan
In this store visit we take a look at how this Seven & I ‘Ito Yokado’ store is excelling in fresh produce, food-to-go and private label, ...
Aug 2013


Tesco Extra, Watford, UK
Tesco Extra, Watford, UK
As the first store to trial the retailer’s new destination hypermarket concept – Watford Extra is a must see store! The format creates a more compelling ...
Aug 2013


AEON, Utama Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
AEON, Utama Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Take at look at one of AEON’s top Malaysian stores including market leading organic and fresh food ranges, unique concepts in food-to-go and bakery as well ...
Jul 2013