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

17/12/2019
We visited Carrefour Evere to see first-hand how the hypermarket has been developed as part of its 2022 transformation plan.
09/12/2019
Walmart China’s latest project has been renovating its Longgang hypermarket, which has adopted many of the digital elements used in its supermarket format. Walmart Longgang offers a blueprint for renovating other Walmart stores across network, with fresh area expanded and the overall experience upgraded.
09/12/2019
During a recent research trip to Sweden, we visited ICA's four formats; Maxi ICA Stormarknad (hypermarket), ICA Kvantum (supermarket), ICA Supermarket (supermarket) and ICA Nära (convenience). We were impressed by how the retailer is tailoring its offer to win shoppers.
03/12/2019
Big C is a well-known retailer for delivering great value in Thailand. We visited its Rama IV flagship, one of the retailer’s top 15 hypermarket, to learn what makes it such a successful store.
20/11/2019
Super Indo recently completed a store rebranding exercise and is rolling out new features to its network of over 150 supermarkets, we visited a latest store to observe some of the improvements.
20/11/2019
We visited Walmart’s flagship Lomas Toreo store in Mexico City. It features many of the retailer’s latest omnichannel initiatives, which enhance the shopping experience. It is the first store in Mexico to feature an online Pick-up tower and the first to showcase its modern Café Marketside concept.
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.