Australasia 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

01/07/2021
See inside our pick for August’s store of the month, Aldi Corner Store, Sydney, Australia. It’s the retailer’s first small-format store with a new layout and convenience-driven experience.
27/04/2021
See inside our pick for April’s store of the month, Coles, Moonee Ponds, Australia. This store has been transformed to bring its “Together to zero” sustainability strategy into life.
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.

Presentations

25/08/2021
Aldi opened in Australia what is probably its most ambitious and bold concept in the recent years. This new concept is about half the size of a standard store and focuses on fresh food products and convenience to meet urban shopper needs
10/08/2020
ALDI Prahran showcases the retailer’s latest strategic priorities, and is a great example of its latest format in Australia.
05/08/2020
David Jones is on a drive to bring an improved premium food offering to Australian consumers. We visited two of its first stores in Melbourne in early 2020; its standalone convenience store in South Yarra and its first store on a BP forecourt in Bayside Gateway, to better understand the offer and what the potential is for David Jones to inject innovation into the Australian convenience sector.
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.
13/07/2020
We spent a morning with the Woolworths Metro team in Sydney in early 2020 visiting its flagship Pitt St Metro store, plus its new and first MetroGo trial store in Strawberry Hills – at just 37 sq m, the smallest store the retailer operates.
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.
21/05/2020
Coles opened its second Local store in the popular and affluent beachside suburb of St Kilda in November 2019. This exciting new format will help Coles both respond to the increasing shopper demand for convenience in Australia, as well as penetrate new locations in major urban areas.
22/08/2019
We visited five Foodstuffs stores in Auckland, New Zealand. See how the retailer is delivering excellence in each of its store formats.
14/08/2019
We visited Foodstuffs' convenience banner Four Square in Auckland, New Zealand. See how the store tailors its offer to serve the changing needs of its local community.