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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
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


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


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


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


Coop Sverige, Stockholm, Sweden
Coop Sverige, Stockholm, Sweden
As Coop Sverige looks to streamline its formats as part of its 2017 strategy, IGD was invited to visit the first store that was converted to ...
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


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


Asda Collection Pod, Haydock, UK
Asda Collection Pod, Haydock, UK
We take a look at Asda’s first automated 24-hour online grocery collection point in Haydock, which is expected to be the blueprint for Walmart’s future click ...
Jun 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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