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

22/03/2021
See inside our pick for March’s store of the month, Carulla FreshMarket 140, Bogotá, Colombia. We look at the key features of Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store, including promoting sustainability, using forward thinking technology and creating a memorable shopping experience.
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

06/07/2020
Exploring Mercadona's latest in-store developments, including the enhanced food-to-go section and its focus on efficiency. Furthermore, we analyse the retailer’s main strategies to maintain growth and market share. Separately, we highlight how it has adapted and implemented safety measures in all its stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
06/07/2020
Harris Farm Markets at Mosman is a great source of inspiration for retailers and suppliers, as to how physical stores can still drive excitement and discovery for shoppers. Throughout the store theatre is a key element and it demonstrates how centre store categories can be brought alive and reimagined.
18/06/2020
This store is Woolworths most sustainable store to date, bringing together all of its efforts under one roof. It also features the latest look and feel of its supermarket format.
15/06/2020
Central Food Retail is a premium supermarket operator with a strong presence in Bangkok. In this report, we look at how the retailer flexes its counters and ranges to meet shoppers’ demand in a flagship provincial store.
15/06/2020
We visited Longo's latest store concept in Toronto, where it has partnered with Amsterdam Brewery to integrate a brewery into the store.
04/06/2020
We were invited by SPAR International to spend a day with SPAR China and its local partner SPAR Guangdong, visiting its business in Dongguan in south China.
03/06/2020
We visited Asda’s Edinburgh Jewel store to see how the retailer is further enhancing its customer offer. The store showcases elements of the latest format thinking from Asda, featuring a number of trial concepts, and demonstrating the retailer’s focus on ‘test and learn’ partnerships.
02/06/2020
We explore HEB’s formats and initiatives, looking at what makes the retailer standout as a globally renowned business.
22/05/2020
See inside the latest Bel Air store concept from Raley's as it continues to piush ahead with its new space plans during the coronavirus pandemic.
21/05/2020
Coles opened its second Local store in the popular and affluent beachside suburb of St Kilda in November 2019. This exciting new format will help Coles both respond to the increasing shopper demand for convenience in Australia, as well as penetrate new locations in major urban areas.