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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
Coop, Italy
Coop, Italy
We visited four hypermarkets, under the Ipercoop banner, to see how cooperatives are using centralised buying to offer greater prices and private label ranges, while also ...
Feb 2017


Il Gigante (Selex), Milan, Italy
Il Gigante (Selex), Milan, Italy
We visited a supermarket of one of Selex’s members’, Il Gigante, to see how it is embedding its mission to serve customers in the most efficient ...
Nov 2016


Ipercoop, Turin, Italy: facing up to large stores’ challenges
Ipercoop, Turin, Italy: facing up to large stores’ challenges
We visited this Ipercoop in Turin to see Coop Italia’s latest initiatives in action, and understand how the retailer is flexing the format’s potential. ...
Jan 2016


Mercato’, Rivoli, Turin: a fresh-focused concept
Mercato’, Rivoli, Turin: a fresh-focused concept
We visited this Mercato’ supermarket in the upmarket suburb of Rivoli, close to Turin. Opened in 2015, the primarily food-focused format integrates relevant non-food categories. ...
Jan 2016


EUROSPAR, Travagliato, Italy: Demonstrating SPAR’s core values
EUROSPAR, Travagliato, Italy: Demonstrating SPAR’s core values
We visited this flagship EUROSPAR, close to Milan, to see how it reflects SPAR’s core values in freshness, price, quality and value. ...
Jan 2016


Eurospin: own products and counter service
Eurospin: own products and counter service
Eurospin’s unique discount concept demonstrates great balance of value and customer service. ...
Nov 2015


Carrefour Express, Milan, Italy
Carrefour Express, Milan, Italy
Convenience stores account for the majority of Carrefour’s network in Italy. We spent time with the Carrefour team in Milan, checking out the latest initiatives in ...
Jan 2013


Punto Simply and Simply Market, Milan, Italy
Punto Simply and Simply Market, Milan, Italy
We recently visited two newly opened Simply concept stores in Milan: Punto Simply and Simply Market. This store visit report brings together the key elements ...
Nov 2012


Coop Italia, Via Arona, Milan, Italy
Coop Italia, Via Arona, Milan, Italy
Coop Italia is the market leader in the Italian grocery retail market. We recently spent time with the Coop Italia team to see how the challenging ...
Nov 2012


Penny Market, Pioltello, Milan, Italy
Penny Market, Pioltello, Milan, Italy
We spent time with the Penny Market team in Italy to see how the challenging trading environment is impacting Penny, and to check out the latest ...
Oct 2012


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