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.


We bring you a collection of stand-out stores from across Europe. These are our top selections from the stores we have seen so far in 2017.
We visited Billa Cestlice, the flagship store in the Czech Republic.
In this report we take you inside a newly remodelled and expanded store in Slovenia’s capital city that demonstrates Hofer's latest modern approach.
We have created this report to bring you a collection of stand-out discount stores from across the globe. Read on to discover why you must see these stores and how the discount channel is becoming more competitive than ever.
Pyaterochka Taganskaya applied the new store concept in the layout and assortment. This report will highlight some of the key changes and initiatives that are illustrated instore.
We visited the Tesco Váci hypermarket where we were impressed with how the retailer is promoting premium private label, celebrating local products, executing events, adding interest to core categories and targeting young families
We spent a day in Warsaw investigating the initiatives in-store and looking at how they are being incorporated across the Carrefour estate to help it stand out in an increasingly crowded, price-driven market.
We visited this Auchan hypermarket in Budapest where we were impressed with how the retailer is delivering value alongside a softer marketing campaign, adapting its offer to better meet the needs of shoppers and driving loyalty
We spent a day with SPAR Hungary, SPAR International’s largest market in Central & Eastern Europe. We visited a new concept supermarket, a CITY SPAR neighbourhood store in an affluent area and an OMV SPAR Express forecourt store, one of the fastest growing areas of the retailer’s business. Here we were impressed how the retailer is tailoring its offer across different formats.
Fantastico is the largest local grocery chain in Bulgaria. Its latest store stands out thanks to its unique design.