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 explore Finnish market leader S Group’s largest hypermarket. Highlights include click & collect, its new-look deli, commitment to local sourcing and its outstanding bakery.
We explore how the retailer is excelling in large formats, while shifting its focus towards proximity retailing…
We visited this newly opened Kesko supermarket in Helsinki where we appreciated the retailer’s new food-to-go department, outstanding fresh food, its extensive range and focus on price.
Pingo Doce’s hypermarkets account for a small share of its store portfolio and overall sales, but are key in supporting shopper perception of the brand by enabling it to place a focus on its hero categories of fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery, meat and fish.
See how Pingo Doce has been evolving its supermarket format, which accounts for nearly 90% of stores and 80% of sales, removing SKUs to create a more targeted and efficient store that is easy and quick for customers to shop and provides a breadth of range to meet diverse shopping missions, including top-up and full weekly shops.
We visited Coop Sverige’s busiest store in Sweden where we appreciated how the retailer is meeting multiple shopper missions in a busy transport hub.
One of Morrisons largest recent store openings, Crawley features Morrisons new look Market Street concept, a redesigned contemporary coffee shop and an enhanced ethnic offer.
Asda’s latest superstore remodel in Grantham shows how the retailer is experimenting with new concepts and taking inspiration from parent company, Walmart.
We visited ICA’s largest hypermarket in Sweden, as well as a premium supermarket where we appreciated outstanding big box retail that maximises theatre and customer service.
Waurn Ponds is one of Coles’ latest superstore formats, combining the best feature of recent format trials and displaying new look categories that give the store destination appeal and local relevance.