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

19/11/2019
On 6 November 2019, Jumbo opened its first store in Belgium, located in Pelt. We visited the new store to see how the retailer has adapted its supermarket formula in line with the Belgian market.
18/11/2019
We visited Walmart Canada's new hypermarket concept in Toronto. The new concept is part of Walmart’s hypermarket of the future programme and aims to appeal particularly to younger customers and families.
13/11/2019
We recently visited NorgesGruppen-owned Meny CC Vest in Oslo, Norway. The store provides great examples of best-in-class service counter execution, fresh food solutions and food waste reduction initiatives. It combines these elements to create a destination experience and drive differentiation.
06/11/2019
We visited six stores in Poland and Romania to observe how the retailer's 'Vision 2025' strategy is manifesting on the shop floor.
05/11/2019
We visited one of Aeon’s latest stores in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor, to see how the retailer is flexing its offer to cater to the local shopper.
05/11/2019
We've been inside Wegmans' flagship store development to see how the retailer has built one of the most productive food retail formats in the US.
04/11/2019
In 2018 Carrefour launched a strategic plan to adapt its business model and organisational structure to transform how food is sourced and to help shoppers afford more healthy products. We visited several Carrefour stores in Poland and Romania to see what changes the business is implementing in its operation to support the 2022 transformation plan.
31/10/2019
We visited Jacobs Holtet, operated by NorgesGruppen, while on a research trip in Oslo, Norway. We were impressed with how the retailer has created an exciting and memorable experience through its unique category designs.
29/10/2019
Newly remodelled Hedge End is Sainsbury’s most important store refurbishment since Selly Oak a year ago. It creates an inspiring and easy-to-browse store that is relevant to local shoppers. Key features include its sharp focus on value, new look beauty, toys and general merchandise departments, and SmartShop checkout.
23/10/2019
During a recent trip to Romania we visited one of the newly refurbished stores in Bucharest and observed the most recent new concept initiatives that retailer is considering.