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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
Mannings China: a day with the retailer
Mannings China: a day with the retailer
We spent a day with Mannings, Dairy Farm’s health and beauty arm, in Shanghai and learnt how the retailer enhanced its health offering and leveraged technology ...
Jan 2017


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


Superdrug: latest concept stores
Superdrug: latest concept stores
We look at how Superdrug is creating points of difference between formats to tailor stores to the needs of the beauty shopper. ...
Jan 2015


Clarel, Lisbon, Portugal
Clarel, Lisbon, Portugal
DIA has taken clear learnings from Clarel in Spain to create a great neighbourhood drugstore, with a strong value proposition and branded ranges, which should help ...
Jan 2015


dm, Mainz, Germany
dm, Mainz, Germany
We visit the drugstore in Mainz, Germany to see how dm is focusing on core categories to drive footfall… ...
Dec 2014


Douglas, Germany
Douglas, Germany
We visited two Douglas stores in Germany to see how it is blending online and offline to increase engagement with beauty shoppers. ...
Oct 2014


Shoppers Drug Mart, Vancouver, Canada
Shoppers Drug Mart, Vancouver, Canada
Shoppers Drug Mart’s enhanced ‘beautyBOUTIQUE’ has been developed to offer shoppers an elevated prestige beauty experience. With a focus on premium brands, digital signage and new ...
Sep 2014


Clarel, Madrid, Spain
Clarel, Madrid, Spain
We visited Spanish discounter DIA’s health & beauty fascia Clarel, a format which complements its core grocery network. Targeted at middle-income consumers, the format is constantly ...
Jul 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


Drogasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Drogasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Drugstores are outperforming grocery in Brazil, with their strong ranges, pleasant shopping environment and specialist advice. We visited this Drogasil store in São Paulo, from leading ...
May 2014


Jeronimo Martins, Warsaw, Poland
Jeronimo Martins, Warsaw, Poland
Biedronka is a high performing player in Poland – we review its successful discount concept and its new drugstore venture. ...
Nov 2013


Walgreens, San Francisco, USA
Walgreens, San Francisco, USA
Walgreens’ latest flagship store reflects the transformation of the retailer’s drugstores into retail health and daily living destinations. Combining an outstanding food and beauty offer, including an ...
Jul 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


Magnit Kosmetik, Moscow, Russia
Magnit Kosmetik, Moscow, Russia
Magnit is the first Russian retailer to trial a ‘classic’ western drugstore format such as this. We visited this store in Moscow, located in the basement ...
May 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


Superdrug, Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Superdrug, Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Superdrug has begun a journey to transform the look and feel of its store estate. Its Wimbledon store showcases these latest developments. ...
Dec 2011


Droga Raia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Droga Raia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil’s drugstore sector is growing fast, with the consumer boom feeding the appetite for branded goods. We visited a leading player, Droga Raia, that is expanding ...
Nov 2011


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