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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, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


How Marks & Spencer is differentiating to win in Europe
How Marks & Spencer is differentiating to win in Europe
We visited two of Marks and Spencer’s newest stores in Western Europe, in Amsterdam and Paris, to see how the retailer is using its grocery range ...
Sep 2014


Carrefour City Malakoff, Paris, France
Carrefour City Malakoff, Paris, France
Carrefour City Malakoff highlights the benefits of franchisee run stores by empowering store owners to target local shopper needs ...
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


La Grande Epicerie de Paris, Paris, France
La Grande Epicerie de Paris, Paris, France
In Le Bon Marché-owned store, La Grande Epicerie de Paris food hall offers shoppers excitement and inspiration to food retailers globally. ...
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


Auchan, Partisans du Gout, Lille, France
Auchan, Partisans du Gout, Lille, France
We visited Auchan’s third iteration of the Partisans concept to understand how this innovative supermarket concept was evolving. With this trial concept, Auchan explores how supermarkets ...
Mar 2013


Casino Belles-Feuilles, Paris, France
Casino Belles-Feuilles, Paris, France
We recently visited Casino Belles-Feuilles supermarket in Paris to see how the Casino Group's 'lab store' is getting on regarding its newest innovation, self-scanning with a ...
Mar 2013


Carrefour, Lille, France
Carrefour, Lille, France
We recently visited Carrefour’s hypermarket in Lille to see how the company is evolving the approach it takes with its largest stores under the leadership of ...
Feb 2013


M&S, Paris So Ouest, France
M&S, Paris So Ouest, France
We visited M&S’ second French store in Paris. Located in a shopping centre, the food hall is the first international outlet with counters and is a ...
Dec 2012


Partisans du Gout, Lille, France
Partisans du Gout, Lille, France
Partisans du Goût is a new supermarket concept for Auchan that has an independent, market feel. We visited the new store in Lille to have a ...
May 2012


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