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

22/03/2021
See inside our pick for March’s store of the month, Carulla FreshMarket 140, Bogotá, Colombia. We look at the key features of Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store, including promoting sustainability, using forward thinking technology and creating a memorable shopping experience.
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

16/10/2019
We visited the first Ali supermarket store in Bologna to see how the retailer was using its strengths in the quality of its service and products to make itself known in the highly competitive market.
16/10/2019
We visited Seiyu Akabane, located next to the retailer’s headquarters for inspiration on what large formats can do to drive footfall and what suppliers can do to benefit.
09/10/2019
We visited a Pam supermarket situated in the upmarket area of San Vittore in Milan. The store, which was recently updated, aims to offer local shoppers maximum service, quality and savings every day.
07/10/2019
Dagrofa, which operates the SPAR banner in Denmark, has opened a flagship store in the highly competitive Copenhagen market. The new store introduces a completely updated design for the banner in the country, creating a new, shopper-first layout and offer that helps it stand out. Created to help SPAR’s independent store owners grow sales and with shoppers firmly front of mind, the format has generated a win-win situation for both parties.
26/09/2019
We spent a day with SM Retail, the market leader in the Philippines, visiting three of its different formats, to see how its multichannel strategy is helping it to target a variety of shopper segments and missions.
13/09/2019
We went in-store at the first gourmet Carrefour Market in Milan to understand how the store supports the retailer's global strategic aims, especially around overhauling the offer to promote food quality and creating an omnichannel universe of reference, while also meeting the needs of local shoppers.
09/09/2019
During a recent trip to Poland we visited two of the newest Kaufland stores in Krakow. In our visit we looked at the progress of the retailer in the roll out of its new store concept and how it is implementing its strategic priorities in-store.
09/09/2019
The redevelopment of Metro's supermarket in Burlington reflects its commitment to deliver innovative formats across its store network. We visited this store to see how the retailer is enhancing its supermarkets to remain relevant in a fast-changing market.
04/09/2019
MENY Nordhavn, which opened in Q4 2018, is Dagrofa's latest flagship store opening. We visited the store to see how the retailer has transformed a former weapons factory into a new, exciting and immersive supermarket.
30/08/2019
We visited one of Lotte’s 14 hypermarkets in Indonesia, to see how the South Korean retailer is looking to win in one of Asia’s most important markets.