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.



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.
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'.
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.
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.
See inside the new concept which Schnuck Markets has developed to target the competitive natural foods segment.
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.
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.


We visited one of Weis’ established stores to see how investments in fresh foods, food-to-go and pricing are helping the supermarket format to remain relevant.

We visited Asda’s new supermarket in Wealdstone to see how the retailer is attracting London shoppers as it expands its presence in the capital.

As part of its multichannel strategy, to enhance the shopping experience, GPA is remodelling Pão de Açúcar supermarkets. We visited this store in São Paulo to see the initiatives in action.

We visited this Eroski store in the upscale Salamanca district of Madrid to understand how the retailer’s franchised neighbourhood store model is enabling it to drive growth with a proximity format in Spain.

We visited Booths’ new Hale Barns store to see how the regional retailer is evolving its stores as it picks up the pace of expansion.
During our day with El Corte Inglés, we visited three of its stores in Madrid, to understand how the retailer is building on its strengths in quality, while becoming more price competitive and developing new services.

With an extensive and diverse range of food-to-go options, Shoprite’s Village Food Garden concept is a store with real destination status.


We assess how this core compact hypermarket is enabling Leclerc to win in the competitive French market by providing a strong range of grocery products in a store size that enables shoppers to maximise their time in-store.


A new store for downtown Boston from Roche Bros. reveals an innovative concept featuring a street-level food-to-go offer and a contemporary, basement located supermarket.


We review one of Walmart’s most recent Supercenter openings in the US as it continues to evolve its large format model to remain relevant for shoppers.