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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
Food Lover’s Market, Cape Town, South Africa
Food Lover’s Market, Cape Town, South Africa
Food Lover’s Market meets the needs of ‘foodies’ looking for high quality products, focusing on fresh ranges, fruits and vegetables, counters and food-for-now to differentiate itself ...
Aug 2016


Shoprite USave, Cape Town, South Africa
Shoprite USave, Cape Town, South Africa
USave is a no-frills discounter that aims to meet the needs of low income shoppers. Stores carry a range of about 1,500 SKUs, predominantly branded products, ...
Jul 2016


Woolworths (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
Woolworths (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
Woolworths Waterstone is a flagship store that represents the retailer’s strong intent to build a forceful presence in grocery retailing and provide a differentiated offer for ...
Jul 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


Pick n Pay Kenilworth Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Pick n Pay Kenilworth Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Pick n Pay Kenilworth Centre is one of the retailer’s ‘Next Generation’ stores, which in its 2016 full year results it highlighted the format as bringing ...
May 2016


SPAR (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
SPAR (South Africa), Cape Town, South Africa
SPAR (South Africa) is competing strongly in a challenging market. It is winning in local areas by empowering individual store owners to better target shoppers in ...
May 2016


HyperPanda, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
HyperPanda, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The hypermarket is a core format for the Panda Retail Company. The retailer is in the process of maximising its hypermarket format to meet a wide ...
Apr 2015


Carrefour Deira City, Dubai, UAE
Carrefour Deira City, Dubai, UAE
The hypermarket is a key format for Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), the operator of the Carrefour brand in the Middle East. The hypermarket, as in other ...
Apr 2015


LuLu Express, Abu Dhabi, UAE
LuLu Express, Abu Dhabi, UAE
We visited a LuLu Express store to understand how the retailer is developing a multi-format strategy to enable it to adapt its approach to store expansion ...
Apr 2015


Engen, Cape Town, South Africa
Engen, Cape Town, South Africa
Engen’s forecourt store, on a major road artery in and out of Cape Town, combines five offers and offers shoppers a range of options to meet ...
Jun 2014


Pick n Pay, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pick n Pay, Johannesburg, South Africa
We visited two Pick n Pay stores in Johannesburg to see how the retailer is taking different approaches to its format development, providing breadth of range ...
May 2014


SPAR, Cape Town: a day with the retailer
SPAR, Cape Town: a day with the retailer
As part of our day with SPAR in Cape Town we saw how the retailer is using a multi-format strategy and empowering owners to better target ...
May 2014


Massmart: a day with the retailer
Massmart: a day with the retailer
We visited four Massmart stores in Johannesburg to understand how the retailer is implementing its multichannel, multi-format strategy in the increasingly competitive South African market.  ...
Apr 2014


Food Lover's Market, Johannesburg, South Africa
Food Lover's Market, Johannesburg, South Africa
Food Lover’s Market is a supermarket format, operated by South African retailer Fruit & Veg City, combining gourmet cuisine in-store with fresh foods. ...
Nov 2011


Pick n Pay on Nicol, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pick n Pay on Nicol, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pick n Pay’s flagship store is in Hurlingham, an affluent suburb to the north of Johannesburg. It’s a new concept store, and features a host of ...
Nov 2011


Superspar, Broadacres, Johannesburg, South Africa
Superspar, Broadacres, Johannesburg, South Africa
This Superspar in Johannesburg has a unique style and layout, giving it a very classic look and feel, and making it stand out from local competitors. ...
Nov 2011


Woolworths Food, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
Woolworths Food, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
We visited the standalone food outlet and flagship store of Woolworths, a retailer that has strong links with Marks & Spencer in the UK. ...
Nov 2011


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