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.


A brand new large format store in Leicester tailored to the local community while providing a showcase for Sainsbury’s full non-food offer.
This centrally located store focuses strongly on the fresh credentials, with vegetables and fruit sourced directly from farms and delivered daily, drawing local residents to the store for freshness usually found only in a wet market.
With India’s modern grocery retailers fighting hard to gain early advantage in this lucrative grocery market, we took a tour around some of the leading retailers stores in Mumbai and Gurgaon to better understand what strategies are being implemented.
The new Waitrose supermarket in Swindon brings together various multichannel initiatives to create a one-of-a-kind store within the retailer’s portfolio.
We visited GREAT – A.S. Watsons unique food hall concept - to see how the retailer is providing culinary inspiration for Hong Kong food lovers
We spent a day with Croatia’s leading grocery retailer to understand how Konzum are delivering value for shoppers across formats
We look at how Chilean retailer Cencosud is competing effectively with the traditional sector in this GBarbosa hypermarket in Salvador, Brazil.

We visited this great example of a Walmart Supercenter in Mexico City, which is flexing its offer to meet the needs of more affluent shoppers.

HyperCITY is one of India’s most innovative modern trade retailers. We took a tour around two of its hypermarkets in Mumbai to see how it is pushing the boundaries of format development, tackling India’s high operating costs and driving profitable growth.
With three in ten Canadians forecast to be a member of a visible minority group by 2031, Nations Fresh Foods has developed a flagship concept that is designed to meet the needs of multi-ethnic shoppers in Canada.  Take a look at how it has developed a best-in-class foodservice offer to drive traffic and build broad appeal.