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.

Presentations

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.
10/12/2019
Welcome Southwater showcases a Southern Co-op franchise partner store, a package giving independent retailers regionally focused support backed with the national capability of the Co-op.
09/12/2019
During a recent research trip to Sweden, we visited ICA's four formats; Maxi ICA Stormarknad (hypermarket), ICA Kvantum (supermarket), ICA Supermarket (supermarket) and ICA Nära (convenience). We were impressed by how the retailer is tailoring its offer to win shoppers.
06/11/2019
We visited six stores in Poland and Romania to observe how the retailer's 'Vision 2025' strategy is manifesting on the shop floor.
22/10/2019
We visited SPAR Snarøya in Norway to see how the retailer has created an impressive, environmentally-friendly format with inspiring in-store sustainable practises.
10/10/2019
Tesco Lotus plans to open 750 new convenience stores in Thailand over the next three years. Its Ladprao 71 store serves as a model for the new look stores that will be rolled out, both in new and existing locations.
16/09/2019
SPAR Merrion Row is a long-standing reference point in Irish convenience retailing. Its recent renovation and upgrade has moved it on several levels further, and further strengthened what was already an impressive food-to-go focus.
22/08/2019
We visited five Foodstuffs stores in Auckland, New Zealand. See how the retailer is delivering excellence in each of its store formats.
22/08/2019
We visited the first 'daily' format in the Zurich region, to see how Migros is using its store to provide shoppers with a wide convenience range and its private label food-to-go range.
14/08/2019
Blakemore Retail has used this brownfield site to create a multi-brand retail, food-to-go and sit down destination for local residents and transient customers.