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

07/04/2021
We recently visited Sobeys' Safeway-bannered supermarket which has been opened in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. We look at how the retailer has adapted the format for this urban location and how it fits into its broader strategy.
22/03/2021
We look at FairPrice’s latest flagship hypermarket which puts a spotlight on foodservice and local products. The retailer is also offering several innovative features to create a memorable experience, including a spice mix counter and a dietitian available for consultation.
16/03/2021
After eight months of redevelopment work Hempstead Valley has been reborn as Sainsbury's new flagship. Packed full of new features, including Sainsbury's first Fresh Food Market, this store demonstrates how Sainsbury’s is taking forward its new Food First strategy while also responding to changes in shopping habits from COVID-19.
16/03/2021
We look at Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store under its innovative Carulla FreshMaket banner.
23/02/2021
Penwortham, Lancashire, is Tesco's first new larger store opening in six years. This compact fresh-focused supermarket supports customers on full weekly shops as well as those on meal-focused and top-up shopping missions, with a locally appropriate range. It also pushes boundaries on sustainability and energy efficiency.
09/02/2021
Last September, Albertsons opened the latest iteration of what it refers to internally as Pavilions 2.0, which features a new décor package for the upscale banner. We recently visited this store to see the key changes and how it aligns with the retailer's format strategy.
15/01/2021
Save-On-Foods' latest store development showcases its strengths in prepared foods, local sourcing and health and wellness, aiming to meet multiple shopper missions through its core supermarket format.
11/01/2021
We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner. Key features include: - An enhanced omnichannel experience - Forward-thinking store design that simplifies the customer journey - New ready-to-eat meal solutions and grab-and-go offer - Implementation of self-checkouts - Café Marketside in-store café
05/01/2021
The latest Tops Market Westgate store was converted from a Tops Superstore in June 2020. It is a popular weekend destination for the family, with new category concepts for pet lovers and a shop-in-shop bakery café.
08/12/2020
See inside Central England Co-op's new flagship store featuring its latest design thinking and new innovations launched by the retailer for the first time.