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

01/04/2019
See how 7-Eleven's new store design combined with vegetarian, vegan and organic food-to-go innovation creates a winning urban convenience format.
29/03/2019
Taipei is a hotspot for store innovation. We highlight five ways in which leading retailers are evolving their store formats and explain what this means for you.
14/03/2019
We summarise a number of consistent themes from stores in Guangzhou, looking at how retailers are looking to win in this strategic tier 1 city.
11/03/2019
We visited BP's latest Wild Bean Café development to see how it is pushing the boundaries of what a forecourt food-to-go offer can deliver, while remaining true to the needs of its core customer base.
14/02/2019
Despite its heritage in large format stores, Jumbo is building an innovative convenience format that targets convenience missions, but also meets a wider range of shopper needs. Jumbo City builds synergies with La Place to elevate the bakery, coffee and smoothie offer, combining this with the retailer's traditional strength in core grocery ranges to create a store that meets multiple missions.
13/02/2019
Delhaize's Fresh Atelier format provides inspiration on how retailers can target on the move and convenience-oriented shoppers in high footfall, urban locations. See how the retailer offers a wide range of food-to-go options, while maintaining efficiency and profitability.
29/01/2019
See how Applegreen has evolved forecourts into convenience stores with mini food halls.
24/01/2019
We assess five Circle K convenience stores in Hong Kong to better understand how the retailer is flexing its offer to target shoppers.
14/01/2019
We visited this Simple Mart store to see how the retailer is appealing to neighbourhood shoppers through range, private label, imported goods and simple prices.
05/12/2018
We highlight five themes that are contributing to 7-Eleven’s ongoing success in Guangzhou.