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

08/08/2019
NTUC FairPrice opened its largest FairPrice Xtra hypermarket in VivoCity officially on 6th August 2019. The store uses a shopper-centric design approach to deliver a fun ambience and engaging shopping experience.
01/08/2019
As the retailer announces plans to extend and expand the 'Waitrose Unpacked’ concept, we share how the retailer is evolving relevant solutions to support more sustainable shopping, with valuable learnings across multiple categories.
29/07/2019
We visited two stores in Modena to see how SPAR is using its new stores to provide shoppers with a conveniently sized supermarket with great private label and fresh ranges.
24/07/2019
A closer look at Carrefour's new value driven hypermarket concept, Essentiel. It is part of Carrefour’s broader strategy to rethink and improve its underperforming stores. Store's concept: focus on efficiency, low prices and private label products; range has been strongly curated; more space for food, especially fresh, organic and halal products.
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.
15/07/2019
Famila is part of the Italy-based retailer alliance Selex. The banner aims to offer shoppers a wide assortment, especially in terms of locally-sourced products, specialisation in fresh, a convenient in-store environment and value.
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
Ahold Delhaize has developed a new format for urban locations. Giant Heirloom Market has been developed to better connect urban customers to real food and inspire the local community to eat better for less. We recently visited the format's first location in Philadelphia.
03/07/2019
LuLu Hypermarket has opened its second store in Malaysia. After visiting on opening day, we share some of the key highlights...
02/07/2019
We visited Ranch Market and Farmers Market, supermarket chains owned by PT Supra Boga Lestari, to observe some of the unique and interesting retail executions…