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

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.
14/08/2019
We visited Foodstuffs' convenience banner Four Square in Auckland, New Zealand. See how the store tailors its offer to serve the changing needs of its local community.
12/08/2019
We visited the Co-op pop-up store at Latitude Festival to find out what the retailer learnt from last year’s trial, and how the format has evolved this year.
06/08/2019
This second example of the On the Go format shows how Co-op is effectively executing credible food-to-go options and a wider convenience offer in just 1,200 (very cool) sq ft.
02/08/2019
We visited the flagship store of Tops Daily in Singha Complex. It is the most technologically advanced store in Thailand, providing shoppers with a seamless online-offline experience.
01/08/2019
We visited three 7-Eleven stores in Tokyo to see how the retailer is investing and rebuilding a model for the future…