Asia 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

26/11/2020
This revamped hypermarket store provides a one-stop service of eating, drinking, playing and shopping. It is also a trial store for Walmart China’s latest innovations, where cutting edge technologies such as smart trolleys, AI powered self-service scales and lockers are being tested.
15/10/2020
Dongguan is an important industrial city, historically a manufacturing hub for many businesses in China. This report summarises some of the key highlights from stores that we have visited.
14/10/2020
Giant Hypermarket has invested in a new logo and an extensive refresh of all its stores. Check out how the retailer showcases great value, freshness and enhances the shopping environment at its flagship store.
05/10/2020
This FairPrice Finest has an easy to navigate layout, excellent merchandising displays and a fine balance of core and convenience categories. Read how the retailer attracts shoppers with an imported range and seasonal celebrations.
30/09/2020
We visited Carrefour Boutique, an upmarket concept store opened in March 2020 in Beijing, that demonstrates how the retailer is driving the business forward under the new management of Suning.
18/09/2020
Bach Hoa Xanh is a convenience retailer which opened its first stores in 2016. It is currently operating more than 1,600 stores in Vietnam. We review its developmental milestones and in-store best practices in this report.
17/09/2020
We visited the Puregold Fairview Terraces store, a premium concept store that appeals to middle class shoppers who seek to buy quality grocery products in a modern shopping environment.
07/09/2020
We take a look at the discounter’s first store in Thailand. See how the retailer has created an engaging shopping experience and used technology for efficiencies while maintaining low prices as part of its offering.
04/09/2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, convenience chains in Japan have struggled. However, Lawson’s minimart format, Seijo Ishii, continues to trade strongly. We review its latest performance, in-store category best practice and supplier opportunities.
14/08/2020
We visited Robinsons’ two distinctive formats, Robinsons Supermarket and Robinsons Selection. The key strengths and differences between the two formats are summarised in this report.