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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
Frische Paradies, Berlin Premium Wholesaling
Frische Paradies, Berlin Premium Wholesaling
We visit Frische Paradies in Berlin, a premium wholesaling chain which is attracting both business customers and individuals. ...
Sep 2016


S&R Membership Shopping, Manila, Philippines
S&R Membership Shopping, Manila, Philippines
S&R is a Philippines-based retail chain, modelled on American warehouse membership shopping retailers. The company was acquired by the retail giant Puregold in 2012 and it ...
Aug 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


Makro/Booker, Enfield, UK
Makro/Booker, Enfield, UK
What makes these operators stand out, how are they looking to grow and what can you learn from them? ...
May 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


Costco, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Costco, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Costco in Kawasaki showcases how the retailer is using its international expertise and destination appeal to gain competitive advantage, whilst flex its offer to suit the ...
Oct 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


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


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


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


Costco, Seville, Spain
Costco, Seville, Spain
Costco’s store in Seville, Spain is its first in continental Europe. We review how the retailer is bringing its strength in fresh meat, food and produce, ...
Aug 2014


Mercantil Rodrigues, Salvador, Brazil
Mercantil Rodrigues, Salvador, Brazil
We look at a great example of the ‘atacarejo’ format - part oversized discounter, part cash & carry/hypermarket hybrid - in Salvador, Brazil, from Chilean retailer ...
Jun 2014


Sam's Club, Patio Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico
Sam's Club, Patio Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico
We visited Walmart’s members’ club format, Sam’s Club, to see its latest thinking for the format in Mexico. The store incorporates a number of the elements ...
May 2014


Booker, Chandivali, Mumbai
Booker, Chandivali, Mumbai
Cash & carry is still an emerging format in India. Chandivali (one of four Booker depots in Mumbai, and six in India), provides an offer targeted ...
May 2014


JJ Foodservice, Enfield, UK
JJ Foodservice, Enfield, UK
Enfield shows how JJ Foodservice has adapted its depots to create a unique flexible service model for its catering customers, supported with leading-edge sector technology. ...
Apr 2014


Booker/Makro, Sheffield, UK
Booker/Makro, Sheffield, UK
The Sheffield depot brings together the Booker and Makro offers together under one roof for the first time, creating a new template for a dual fascia ...
Jan 2014


Booker Wholesale, Northampton, UK
Booker Wholesale, Northampton, UK
Booker’s Northampton depot provides an authoritative range to core customers in both the retail and catering channels, and illustrates how the wholesaler continues to adapt its ...
Jan 2014


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


Blakemore Wholesale, Wolverhampton, UK
Blakemore Wholesale, Wolverhampton, UK
Wolverhampton is the largest of Blakemore Wholesale’s nine depots, offering an excellent showcase for its mixed retail and catering offer, supported throughout by Blakemore’s membership of ...
Mar 2013


Dhamecha, Hayes, UK
Dhamecha, Hayes, UK
Opened in 2010, Hayes was Dhamecha’s sixth depot, and provides a showcase for the strong retail-focused offer of this key Today’s Group wholesaler. ...
Nov 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


Parfetts, Sheffield, UK
Parfetts, Sheffield, UK
Major Landmark member Parfetts opened in Sheffield in 2004, and the depot is now well-established, trading successfully in a highly competitive environment. ...
Jul 2012


Makro Cash & Carry, Warsaw, Poland
Makro Cash & Carry, Warsaw, Poland
Makro Cash & Carry is a member of Metro Group and operates a chain of wholesale stores in Poland. The retailer offers a wide assortment of ...
Apr 2012


Metro Cash & Carry, Belgrade, Serbia
Metro Cash & Carry, Belgrade, Serbia
On our recent visit this Metro Cash & Carry store in Belgrade, we were able to take a first hand look at the newly launched ‘traffic ...
Apr 2012


Metro Cash & Carry, Hiep Phu, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Metro Cash & Carry, Hiep Phu, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
This store visit examines how Metro Cash & Carry is adapting its model in Vietnam, a developing market with huge growth potential. ...
Apr 2012


Bestway, Luton, United Kingdom
Bestway, Luton, United Kingdom
Bestway’s Luton depot provides a strong showcase for the company’s core offer to independent retailers, as well as the evolving focus on catering and foodservice. ...
Mar 2012


Eurocash, Warsaw, Poland
Eurocash, Warsaw, Poland
Eurocash is a leader in the wholesale distribution of FMCG in Poland. We recently visited this re-modelled Eurocash store in Warsaw to see the latest thinking ...
Jan 2012


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


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