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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
DIA: a day with DIA Argentina
DIA: a day with DIA Argentina
We spent a day with the DIA team in Buenos Aires to see how the retailer is going beyond its traditional focus on delivering low prices ...
Sep 2016


Carrefour, Argentina: a day with the retailer
Carrefour, Argentina: a day with the retailer
Carrefour is a market leader in Argentina, operating a multi-format proposition. We spent a day with the Carrefour team in Buenos Aires, checking out the latest ...
Jul 2016


Eataly Sao Paulo: for the love of (Italian) food
Eataly Sao Paulo: for the love of (Italian) food
We've been in-store at one of the newest global Eataly stores, in São Paulo, Brazil, to assess the concept and to see what we can learn ...
Mar 2016


Zona Sul: targeting affluent shoppers in Rio de Janeiro
Zona Sul: targeting affluent shoppers in Rio de Janeiro
We look at how this highly successful operator targets affluent shoppers in Rio de Janeiro. ...
Feb 2016


Jumbo, Santiago, Chile
Jumbo, Santiago, Chile
We’ve been in-store to see one of Cencosud’s flagship hypermarkets in its native Chilean market, to learn more about how it is innovating across food and ...
Feb 2016


DIA Market, São Paulo, Brazil: how the format is driving growth
DIA Market, São Paulo, Brazil: how the format is driving growth
Brazil is a growth market for DIA, and one where the retailer remains highly positive about opportunities, including the potential of the DIA Market format. We’ve ...
Jan 2016


Zaffari, São Paulo, Brazil: creating an emotional connection with shoppers
Zaffari, São Paulo, Brazil: creating an emotional connection with shoppers
Grupo Zaffari is Brazil's leading family-owned retailer. As it prepares to expand in 2016, we visited the store in São Paulo to see how it has ...
Jan 2016


Pão de Açúcar: embedding multichannel strategy in-store
Pão de Açúcar: embedding multichannel strategy in-store
As part of its multichannel strategy, to enhance the shopping experience, GPA is remodelling Pão de Açúcar supermarkets. We visited this store in São Paulo to ...
Aug 2015


Soriana Hiper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
Soriana Hiper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
We visited this Soriana Hiper in Mexico City to see how it showcases value, low prices and a wide range to provide a one-stop shop. ...
May 2015


Soriana Súper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
Soriana Súper, Benito Juarez, Mexico City
A hugely impressive store, this Soriana Súper in Mexico City creates an attractive modern environment with touches of traditional market style. We visited to find out ...
May 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


DIA Market, São Paulo
DIA Market, São Paulo
We visited this new concept neighbourhood DIA Market store in São Paulo. With its strong perishables, bakery and convenience focus, it's a great example of ‘discountvenience’ ...
Oct 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


GBarbosa, Salvador, Brazil
GBarbosa, Salvador, Brazil
We look at how Chilean retailer Cencosud is competing effectively with the traditional sector in this GBarbosa hypermarket in Salvador, Brazil. ...
Jun 2014


Perini, Salvador, Brazil
Perini, Salvador, Brazil
We look at how Chilean retailer Cencosud is catering to the premium market with this Perini store in Salvador, Brazil. ...
Jun 2014


Bodega Aurrera, Mexico City, Mexico
Bodega Aurrera, Mexico City, Mexico
We visited this Bodega Aurrera discount store in Mexico City to see how Walmex is delivering a compelling value proposition for Mexican shoppers, bridging the gap ...
May 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


Walmart Supercenter, Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico
Walmart Supercenter, Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico
We visited this great example of a Walmart Supercenter in Mexico City, which is flexing its offer to meet the needs of more affluent shoppers. ...
May 2014


DIA, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DIA, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Emerging markets, including Brazil, are key growth engines for DIA and continue to report dynamic results. We visited this DIA store in São Paulo to see ...
May 2014


Drogasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Drogasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Drugstores are outperforming grocery in Brazil, with their strong ranges, pleasant shopping environment and specialist advice. We visited this Drogasil store in São Paulo, from leading ...
May 2014


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