Central & Eastern Europe 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

22/04/2020
In this report we show you how X5 is repurposing its Karusel hypermarket space to build and develop a new large supermarket format under the Perekrestok banner. The new format adds features to attract footfall and boost range relevancy such as: - in-store food service - fresh food focus - digtal solutions - expnading food-for-now and food-for-later offer
06/04/2020
In this report we show you how Magnit is able to achive a turnaround in its like-for-like sales performance by evolving and adopitng its store format to fit the needs of each local shopper demography.
25/02/2020
In this report we show you how the retailer is winning against its competitors in Slovenia and Croatia, with effective in the use of the sales area to increase the mix of products it has on offer.
19/12/2019
The new concept was built using the latest trends in interior architecture and design, as well as the evolution of consumer expectations since the banner's last update five years ago. At the same time, the store remains focused on low prices. The new store concept is embedded in the needs of the city-based shopper, and it illustrates a significant move away from the standard store format that is typically found in suburban and rural locations.
13/12/2019
Mega Image launched its latest concept, Fresh Bazar, in July 2019. The pilot store focuses on fresh food and healthy eating. We visited the new format to see how the retailer has created a differentiated, modern look and feel, while maximising its use of space.
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.
06/11/2019
We visited six stores in Poland and Romania to observe how the retailer's 'Vision 2025' strategy is manifesting on the shop floor.
04/11/2019
In 2018 Carrefour launched a strategic plan to adapt its business model and organisational structure to transform how food is sourced and to help shoppers afford more healthy products. We visited several Carrefour stores in Poland and Romania to see what changes the business is implementing in its operation to support the 2022 transformation plan.
23/10/2019
During a recent trip to Romania we visited one of the newly refurbished stores in Bucharest and observed the most recent new concept initiatives that retailer is considering.
09/09/2019
During a recent trip to Poland we visited two of the newest Kaufland stores in Krakow. In our visit we looked at the progress of the retailer in the roll out of its new store concept and how it is implementing its strategic priorities in-store.