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

22/07/2019
We visited four of Auchan’s new store concept – Audastore. The name comes from the French ‘Audace’ that means bold, courageous, original. The new store concept shows that through its design, colour, assortment, services and staff uniforms.
18/07/2019
Alibaba continues to expand its presence in bricks-and-mortar retail. We visit Hema fast&freshade (also known as Freshippo f2), the retailer's latest convenience store concept.
15/07/2019
We visited two East of England Co-op stores in Essex to see how the retailer is operating across its supermarket and convenience formats.
08/07/2019
We visited Henderson Group’s new ‘In-Transit’ store concept to see how it is taking its offer to new heights. See how the retailer is merging foodservice innovation with retail execution to deliver on a number of important shopper missions.
05/07/2019
We visit FamilyMart Nakarokugo, a store that combines leisure, lifestyle and retail in Tokyo's Ota ward in Japan.
25/06/2019
We visited the Midcounties Co-operative store on Walton Street in Oxford to see how the retailer is partnering with salad bar operator Tossed to take healthy food-to-go to the next level.
19/06/2019
We visited two of the retailer’s formats in Portugal, a hypermarket and a convenience store, to understand how it is incorporating global solutions alongside local solutions to win with shoppers in the country.
19/06/2019
M&S has been pushing deeper into both franchise development and into food-to-go specific formats over recent years - testing new locations and evolving the proposition in line with this. We take you inside its latest iteration, airside at Birmingham Airport.
07/06/2019
Lawson continues to bring innovation to its stores, with a particular focus on supporting shoppers’ health and wellness needs…
04/06/2019
Offering significant choice in meal solutions, as well as a strong food-to-go range, this Central England Co-op store acts as a destination for those shopping for immediate consumption as well as those looking for tonight’s meal.