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

08/05/2015
We visited this Soriana Hiper in Mexico City to see how it showcases value, low prices and a wide range to provide a one-stop shop.
08/05/2015
A hugely impressive store, this Soriana Súper in Mexico City creates an attractive modern environment with touches of traditional market style. We visited to find out how it is providing a complete solution for its customers.
05/05/2015

Big C Ratchada is one of the top Big C stores in Thailand and demonstrates Casino Group’s hypermarket strategy with powerful value communication, excellent fresh food, standout destination categories and distinctive product sourcing.

15/04/2015

The hypermarket is a core format for the Panda Retail Company. The retailer is in the process of maximising its hypermarket format to meet a wide range of shopper needs through the improvement of non-food ranges to make them stand out in-store. This evolution is being allied to the retailer’s strength in fresh fruit and vegetables, counters and its price focused offer to drive footfall and maintain loyalty.

07/04/2015

We visit this recently remodelled store to understand how Walmart Japan blends the business’s global scale and local expertise to create a low cost, high quality fresh food offer…

02/04/2015

The hypermarket is a key format for Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), the operator of the Carrefour brand in the Middle East. The hypermarket, as in other countries, is coming under pressure in the UAE from smaller stores and so we visited a Carrefour hypermarket in Deira City to understand how MAF is evolving the format to make it relevant to today’s shoppers and how it is preparing it for the future.

02/04/2015
We visited a LuLu Express store to understand how the retailer is developing a multi-format strategy to enable it to adapt its approach to store expansion in markets where it has a strong presence or there is a lack of sites available for its large scale hypermarkets.
24/03/2015
Central Food Retail is Thailand’s fourth biggest grocery retailer, but has the market’s most advanced multichannel strategy. We spent the day with the company to better understand how each format is position, in order to target different locations, missions and shoppers.
20/03/2015
Asda’s latest standalone petrol forecourt represents how the retailer is extending its UK reach and prioritising customer convenience while showcasing the new brand refresh.
04/03/2015

Part warehouse club, part hard discount, part supermarket, WinCo Foods is a retailer which has developed a differentiated price – focused grocery retail concept for the US market.  We take a look at one of its latest store openings in Arizona to see what drives its low price credentials.