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

26/11/2015
We spent a day with Poland’s market leader to see how the discounter is developing its convenience and food-to-go offer while also continuing to lead on price.
11/11/2015

Leading Turkish discounter BIM is trialling a new large concept store where it offers an enhanced range in fresh produce, bakery and health & beauty; as well as fresh food counters and exclusive private label products.

27/02/2015
Konzum has refurbished its stores and invested into private label product development, while Metro Group’s Metro Cash&Carry has launched e-commerce and Lidl has clearly pursued its format strategy towards a supermarket concept. See their latest innovation in this report.
20/02/2015
We explore how the retailer is excelling in large formats, while shifting its focus towards proximity retailing…
15/01/2015

Learn about the latest innovation in the discount channel from our store visit of Jerónimo Martins’s Biedronka in Poland. Find out how is the discounter dealing with food deflation.

20/11/2014
We visited SPAR’s flagship supermarket in Hungary where we appreciated how an external design perspective can create the ultimate shopping environment.
18/11/2014
Magnit has come up with a supermarket concept which fits the needs of shoppers of large cities and regions with higher consumer spending. Under the brand Magnit Family, the format is being rolled out mainly in the Moscow region and Central Russia.
10/11/2014

Auchan’s Atak is a price-oriented format with a wide range of economy-priced private label products. The concept will profit from the deteriorating economic situation in Russia, as shoppers will be looking for products to fit their budget, as they are further squeezed by high food inflation.

06/11/2014

The UK’s first new Netto store: a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarked. Following a visit to Leeds, we explore how the discounter is differentiating its offer.

22/10/2014
X5 Retail Group has been remodeling its Pyaterochka discount stores to a new concept which has embedded the global trend of convenience and a new fulfillment process. A new fresh bakery product range has been tailored to Russian shoppers.