Convenience store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.

Videos

27/01/2021
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, GRIDSERVE, UK. We look at how the world’s first solely electric forecourt provides a strong retail offer and useful facilities for customers whose dwell time will be much longer than the current refuelling pitstop.

Presentations

01/06/2020
We visited MOSTown shopping mall to see what Convenience Retail Asia is doing across its three banners, Circle K, Saint Honore Cake Shop and Zoff, to drive growth.
29/05/2020
We visited the independent Thornton's Budgens in Belsize Park, London. This report highlights how the retailer is committed to servicing its community and driving change for a sustainable future.
20/04/2020
CP ALL, the operator of 7-Eleven in Thailand, has been adding 700 stores every year. We visit a new two-storey store in Bangkok to see its latest developments.
06/04/2020
In December 2019 Colombian retailer Grupo Éxito, part of the French Casino Group, opened its Carulla SmartMarket store concept in Bogotá, Colombia. This innovation lab, which is Colombia’s first smart supermarket, exhibits 30 pieces of innovative technology which enhance the customer experience.
06/04/2020
In this report we show you how Magnit is able to achive a turnaround in its like-for-like sales performance by evolving and adopitng its store format to fit the needs of each local shopper demography.
16/03/2020
We highlight five areas that make Dch x Ztore different to typical stores operated by Dah Chong Hong.
10/03/2020
We highlight five themes that are contributing to 7-Eleven’s ongoing success in Shenzhen.
26/02/2020
We visited Central England Co-op's new store in Belper, Derbyshire. See how the retailer is evolving its design at this community-focused store.
06/02/2020
We visited Co-op’s third ‘on-the-go’ store to see the new concepts that Co-op had introduced, particularly the execution of its new partnerships with Yo! for sushi and iSqueeze for self-serve fresh juice
13/12/2019
Mega Image launched its latest concept, Fresh Bazar, in July 2019. The pilot store focuses on fresh food and healthy eating. We visited the new format to see how the retailer has created a differentiated, modern look and feel, while maximising its use of space.