Wholesaling 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.

Presentations

13/11/2019
Supeco strikes a balance between being a discounter and a wholesaler. In 2019 it opened the first in Bucharest. The store showcases the banner’s core strategic priorities of offering competitive prices, on single or multiple items, curating the assortment to cover families' and B2B customers' needs and operating a model that provides a pricing structure for these distinct shopper bases too.
16/07/2019
Walmart's Sam’s Club continues to perform well in China. We higlight key areas that suppliers should look out for, with a particular focus on how the retailer creates an engaging shopping experience for its members.
15/07/2019
Costco is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Japan this year. We visit Costco’s flagship warehouse in Kawasaki to pick out some of the key highlights that underpin its continued success.
03/05/2019
Bizim is looking to diversify its customer base to grow its share. It is doing so by bringing stores closer to its customers with its new compact wholesale concept and enhancing its customer service. The wholesaler’s growth strategy is further supported by its franchise business under the banner, Sec Market.
25/03/2019
Sam’s Club Now is a live retail lab, developed to enable the retailer to test the latest tech-led initiatives and adapt the in-store layout. We recently visited this club to see how it has built a checkout-free environment and using technologies such as augmented reality and in-store mapping to create a unique experience.
19/11/2018
We explore the formats that make-up the UK's largest symbol group network highlighting the focuses for future development.
18/07/2018
The Emporium format is Musgrave's next generation cash & carry, bringing especial focus to engaging with customers in the foodservice channel.
11/04/2018
We recently visited Sam's Club to review how the business is being repositioned, targeting higher income families, and to see a range of new initiatives in action.
09/05/2017
Wembley is Costco's 28th, and latest UK, warehouse, offering an excellent showcase of how the wholesaler targets a mixed customer base with a focus on value and quality on bulk goods.
03/04/2017
Leicester is Dhamecha’s eighth depot and the first to extend its successful cash & carry model beyond London and the south-east, bringing a strong new competitor to the midlands.