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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
Top discount stores to see in 2017
Top discount stores to see in 2017
We have created this report to bring you a collection of stand-out discount stores from across the globe. Read on to discover why you must see ...
Feb 2017


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


Lidl, Madrid, Spain
Lidl, Madrid, Spain
This newly refurbished store is an example of Lidl Spain’s larger store of the future format, incorporating eco-friendly features and stand-out categories. ...
Oct 2016


DIA: a day with the retailer
DIA: a day with the retailer
We visited two DIA stores in Barcelona to see how it is continuing to build its presence in its home market and adhere to its core ...
Jul 2016


New Aldi Nord store concept
New Aldi Nord store concept
Following decades of a hard discount strategy, Aldi Nord may soften its discount concept in the future.  This store we visited has been recently refurbished. It ...
Sep 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


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


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


Alcampo, Madrid, Spain
Alcampo, Madrid, Spain
We’ve been in-store in Madrid to see how Auchan is evolving its Spanish hypermarket  ...
Jul 2015


Lidl, Madrid, Spain
Lidl, Madrid, Spain
We go in-store at Lidl to see how the discounter is developing more supermarket characteristics in Spain. ...
Jul 2015


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


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


DIA, Madrid, Spain
DIA, Madrid, Spain
We spent a day with the DIA team in Madrid, visiting one of the company’s core store formats, DIA Market, and the innovative produce-focused Fresh by ...
Jul 2014


Dia, Madrid, Spain
Dia, Madrid, Spain
We visited this store in Madrid to see how Dia is evolving its discount model with a step change in private label ranges and an in-store ...
Apr 2012


Mercadona, Las Arenas, Barcelona, Spain
Mercadona, Las Arenas, Barcelona, Spain
We visited several Mercadona stores, in and around Barcelona city centre, to see how the retailer's soft discount model is performing in the challenging Spanish market. ...
Sep 2011


Caprabo, Barcelona, Spain
Caprabo, Barcelona, Spain
Caprabo’s flagship store in Barcelona is located in the L’Illa Diagonal shopping centre. IGD visited this store in May 2011. ...
Jun 2011


Carrefour Market, Manresa, Spain
Carrefour Market, Manresa, Spain
Located in an area with strong regional roots, Carrefour Market Manresa showcases the retailer's latest concept for its supermarket format stores. ...
Jun 2011


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