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

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.
22/07/2019
We visited four of Auchan’s new store concept – Audastore. The name comes from the French ‘Audace’ that means bold, courageous, original. The new store concept shows that through its design, colour, assortment, services and staff uniforms.
27/06/2019
As the market leader, Biedronka faces competition from all other retailers. We looked at how it constantly improves its stores and offer, to cover more missions and attract new shoppers.
19/06/2019
The Perekrestok dark store is one of three types of fulfilment solutions that deliver in Moscow and the wider region. The other two types of online fulfilment units are a regular store and a hybrid one. In comparison to the other two fulfilment formats, the dark store has the advantage of greater picking efficiency and speed. We visited the store to observe its operational effeciency.
10/06/2019
The X5 lab store is located just inside Moscow’s second ring. It shares the space with a Pyaterochka store where retail solutions are tested and their impact on shoppers’ experience is assessed. The concept store tests innovative retail solutions to assess their impact on sales and costs. These are conducted before deciding on whether to roll them out to the wider X5 network. We visited the store to observe the solutions being tested.
14/05/2019
We visited four of the latest concepts of Magnit stores. Two post office shop-in-shops, a new convenience concept and a pharmacy shop-in-shop. The difference in the format and in the operational set up illustrates the retailer’s strategic flexibility to boost shopper traffic and basket spend.