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

02/07/2019
Singapore's largest retailer has opened FairPrice Finest in Jewel Changi Airport. The store is located in a newly opened retail complex connected to the airport terminals…
25/06/2019
We visited one of GPA's latest stores which has been remodelled to its new G7 concept. One of 20 stores opened in this format in 2018, the store has a new layout and product mix which focuses on fresh and healthy categories.
21/06/2019
Big C Foodplace is a new supermarket format that opened in November 2018. The 800 sq m store has a modern look and feel, a departure from the retailers more functional hypermarkets.
19/06/2019
This report covers two banners by AEON in Japan, A-Colle and Big-A, providing inspiration on how to successfully trade in the discount channel.
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
The Perekrestok dark store is one of three types of fulfilment solutions that deliver in Moscow and the wider region. The other two types of online fulfilment units are a regular store and a hybrid one. In comparison to the other two fulfilment formats, the dark store has the advantage of greater picking efficiency and speed. We visited the store to observe its operational effeciency.
11/06/2019
A.S. Watson's TASTE Festival Walk has undergone several refurbishments over the years, the latest of which launched in March earlier this year…
10/06/2019
The X5 lab store is located just inside Moscow’s second ring. It shares the space with a Pyaterochka store where retail solutions are tested and their impact on shoppers’ experience is assessed. The concept store tests innovative retail solutions to assess their impact on sales and costs. These are conducted before deciding on whether to roll them out to the wider X5 network. We visited the store to observe the solutions being tested.
04/06/2019
Find out how this inspirational store delivers superior customer service, outstanding shopper experience and margin-enhancing efficiency
28/05/2019
We visited the gourmet Carrefour Market in Milan’s CityLife shopping district to see first-hand how the store provides inspiration on how to appeal to shoppers with fresh ranges and counters and meet their needs in new and exciting ways.