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

24/02/2020
Albertsons' new Star Market store format in downtown Boston is a great example of how the retailer has flexed a large format store for an urban location. See how the retailer has incorporated a street-level convenience store and expanded foodservice offer to optimise a high traffic location.
20/02/2020
We visited the iconic Central Food Hall at Central World after its renovation, to see how the retailer continues to raise the bar on delivering a world class food experience.
11/02/2020
Asda's is testing numerous technologies at Stevenage to improve the customer experience and make the store more efficient to operate. In this report we showcase six technologies - 3D hologram projectors, automated click & collect, availability cameras, a customer engagement intercom, Scan and Go Mobile and high impact digital screens.
07/02/2020
We visited LOTTE’s Geumcheon hypermarket, the retailer’s first smart store, where online and offline are combined for an enhanced shopping experience. It features on-site dining, smart retail technology and a three-hour home delivery service.
30/01/2020
With a more challenging outlook for specialist natural and organic retailers in the US, Whole Foods Market continues to raise the bar on store design and emphasising its points of difference. We visited its store in Davie, Florida to see how the format continues to evolve.
24/01/2020
Foodmart Primo is the premium supermarket banner operated by PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA). This store in an affluent area of south Jakarta serves wealthy families and foreign expatriates by focusing on imported products, the freshest range and a selection of ready-to-eat items.
20/01/2020
Suguo is a retail chain owned by China Resources Vanguard. We visited its flagship store in Nanjing to learn how this unconventional hypermarket reinvents itself in the digital era.
16/01/2020
This Homeplus store in Seoul has recently been renovated. With the new lighting system, improved signage, merchandising and elements of technology, the revamped store is able to better meet shoppers’ needs by making the shopping trip easier and more convenient.
16/01/2020
Morrisons Canning Town is one of the most important and on trend store openings of 2019. An imaginative fusion of urban supermarket and food for now destination, it also pushes boundaries with its sustainability focus.
14/01/2020
CR Vanguard’s latest store concept, Vanguard MART, shows us what the future of retail in China could look like.