Hypermarkets and supermarkets 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

18/12/2020
See inside our pick for December’s store of the month, Woolworths Metro, Sydney, Australia. We look at how the retailer is making a marked shift towards locally-sourced neighbourhood supermarket with a full in-house bakery and a range specifically designed to meet needs of the neighbourhood.
27/11/2020
The GIANT Company has recently remodelled its flagship store in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Watch to see how the retailer has enhanced its fresh food offer, developed a new food court and introduced a self-service 'Tap Wall'.
19/11/2020
See inside our pick for November’s store of the month, Morrisons Market Kitchen. We look at how Morrisons is setting new expectations for how to combine an innovative foodservice operation within a compact supermarket format.
08/10/2020
Walmart has revealed a new look and feel for its US Supercenters, with inspiration taken from airports to help its shoppers complete a fast and easy trip. We look at the key features of the concept and what they mean for the business.
25/08/2020
See inside the new concept which Schnuck Markets has developed to target the competitive natural foods segment.
21/07/2020
As Walmart Canada looks to implement many of the technologies that have proved successful for Walmart in the US, we look at how the retailer has built its leadership in this area and what else Walmart Canada could draw-on to make a step-change in its business.
05/03/2020
We visited Amazon’s new format, Amazon Go Grocery, to see how the retailer is deploying its just walk-out technology within a larger footprint.

Presentations

23/02/2021
Penwortham, Lancashire, is Tesco's first new larger store opening in six years. This compact fresh-focused supermarket supports customers on full weekly shops as well as those on meal-focused and top-up shopping missions, with a locally appropriate range. It also pushes boundaries on sustainability and energy efficiency.
09/02/2021
Last September, Albertsons opened the latest iteration of what it refers to internally as Pavilions 2.0, which features a new décor package for the upscale banner. We recently visited this store to see the key changes and how it aligns with the retailer's format strategy.
15/01/2021
Save-On-Foods' latest store development showcases its strengths in prepared foods, local sourcing and health and wellness, aiming to meet multiple shopper missions through its core supermarket format.
11/01/2021
We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner. Key features include: - An enhanced omnichannel experience - Forward-thinking store design that simplifies the customer journey - New ready-to-eat meal solutions and grab-and-go offer - Implementation of self-checkouts - Café Marketside in-store café
05/01/2021
The latest Tops Market Westgate store was converted from a Tops Superstore in June 2020. It is a popular weekend destination for the family, with new category concepts for pet lovers and a shop-in-shop bakery café.
08/12/2020
See inside Central England Co-op's new flagship store featuring its latest design thinking and new innovations launched by the retailer for the first time.
07/12/2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed most of our travel plans in 2020, there has been no shortage of new store concepts. We highlight 50 new food retail and drugstore concepts that are set to inspire store developments in 2021 and beyond.
26/11/2020
This revamped hypermarket store provides a one-stop service of eating, drinking, playing and shopping. It is also a trial store for Walmart China’s latest innovations, where cutting edge technologies such as smart trolleys, AI powered self-service scales and lockers are being tested.
16/11/2020
Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.
12/11/2020
Carrefour Madrid Sur benefits from the retailer's current aggressive promotional strategy and comprehensive private label offer. These elements add to Carrefour's sustained investment in its fresh produce proposition, which is required to drive footfall.