Australia 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

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.
04/06/2019
Aldi in Australia continues to innovate through its store formats, merchandising and ranging, we visit one of its stores in Sydney to see this in action…
14/03/2018
Supamart at Tramsheds in Harold Park, Sydney is a great example of an independent retailer looking to differentiate its offer and tailor a store to serve the local community.
09/11/2017
We take a look inside Harris Farm Markets two flagship stores in Sydney. Where the retailer is delivering great fresh food, a fun and interactive in-store environment and showing how independent retailers can compete against the big chains.