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

02/05/2014
We visited this hypermarket to appreciate how the retailer attracts customers to one if its largest stores in the capital
01/05/2014
As part of our day with SPAR in Cape Town we saw how the retailer is using a multi-format strategy and empowering owners to better target shoppers in their stores’ vicinity and differentiate itself from competitors.
01/05/2014
We visited two Pick n Pay stores in Johannesburg to see how the retailer is taking different approaches to its format development, providing breadth of range in its hypermarket and celebrating food, through counters and food-for-now, at one of its supermarkets.
28/04/2014
Take a look at how FairPrice, Singapore’s market leading grocery retailer, is innovating its ‘Finest’ supermarket format to cater to a wide range of shopper needs.
17/04/2014
Axfood’s flagship Hemköp supermarket illustrates how “foodie” staff and fresh food craftsmanship can help deliver excellent quality and service for customers. Take a look at how Axfood has brought this to life using digital media whilst maintaining a local community feel inside the store
10/04/2014

We spent a day with the Walmart management team in São Paulo, visiting some of its core formats. We visited this Supercenter – Walmart’s hypermarket format – to see how the retailer is winning with large formats.

09/04/2014
We visited the first Real hypermarket updated with the retailer’s evolved thinking about what the hypermarket should be and what it can offer shoppers. Placing the focus on the food, the store provides freshness and regional products to support its increased local emphasis.
04/04/2014
We visited four Massmart stores in Johannesburg to understand how the retailer is implementing its multichannel, multi-format strategy in the increasingly competitive South African market. 
01/04/2014
RT Mart is the No. 1 hypermarket chain in China. Explore with us how RT Mart focuses on freshness of food and creating an inspirational and one-stop shop experience through excellent in-store execution.
04/03/2014
Take a look at how Ito Yokado is upweighting its convenience ranges and helping customers live more healthily in its top performing Chengdu store