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

24/08/2020
Hao Mart has been developing new supermarket formats in shopping malls in the last couple of years. We visit its latest store opened in Marina Square which features a great international range, unique local brands and a hardware store.
12/08/2020
We review different retail channels in Osaka, providing inspiration from stores that we have visited.
27/07/2020
Albert Heijn's new concept supermarket launched in March 2020 during a local lockdown. Explore how it adapted for success amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how ranging, private label and digitalisation will set it apart in the future.
23/07/2020
Publix continues to push ahead with the roll-out of the GreenWise Market specialty format. We review one of the latest stores to open as the retailer aims to build a stronger presence in the natural foods segment.
23/07/2020
Ritchies is the largest operator of IGA stores in Australia, we visited its recently refreshed store at Rowville to see how the retailer uses its independent position to drive differentiation.
10/07/2020
Marketplace, a high end supermarket chain in the Philippines, was acquired by one of Philippines’ leading retailers Robinsons. We visited the Central Square store and identified some of its key highlights and new initiatives.
06/07/2020
Exploring Mercadona's latest in-store developments, including the enhanced food-to-go section and its focus on efficiency. Furthermore, we analyse the retailer’s main strategies to maintain growth and market share. Separately, we highlight how it has adapted and implemented safety measures in all its stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
06/07/2020
Harris Farm Markets at Mosman is a great source of inspiration for retailers and suppliers, as to how physical stores can still drive excitement and discovery for shoppers. Throughout the store theatre is a key element and it demonstrates how centre store categories can be brought alive and reimagined.
18/06/2020
This store is Woolworths most sustainable store to date, bringing together all of its efforts under one roof. It also features the latest look and feel of its supermarket format.
15/06/2020
Central Food Retail is a premium supermarket operator with a strong presence in Bangkok. In this report, we look at how the retailer flexes its counters and ranges to meet shoppers’ demand in a flagship provincial store.