China 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

14/01/2020
CR Vanguard’s latest store concept, Vanguard MART, shows us what the future of retail in China could look like.
10/01/2020
Bite & Sip Institute is the latest concept store of G-super, a premium supermarket chain owned by Greenland Business Group. It redefines grocery shopping by providing a fun, engaging and unique shopping experience.
09/12/2019
Walmart China’s latest project has been renovating its Longgang hypermarket, which has adopted many of the digital elements used in its supermarket format. Walmart Longgang offers a blueprint for renovating other Walmart stores across network, with fresh area expanded and the overall experience upgraded.
18/07/2019
Alibaba continues to expand its presence in bricks-and-mortar retail. We visit Hema fast&freshade (also known as Freshippo f2), the retailer's latest convenience store concept.
16/07/2019
Walmart's Sam’s Club continues to perform well in China. We higlight key areas that suppliers should look out for, with a particular focus on how the retailer creates an engaging shopping experience for its members.
14/03/2019
We summarise a number of consistent themes from stores in Guangzhou, looking at how retailers are looking to win in this strategic tier 1 city.
07/02/2019
We visited one of the top performing Mannings stores in Guangzhou to see how the retailer is using innovation, promotions and private label to differentiate.
09/01/2019
Carrefour China's newest smart store shows us what the future of retail in China could look like.
05/12/2018
We highlight five themes that are contributing to 7-Eleven’s ongoing success in Guangzhou.
05/12/2018
Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan province, we visited three large format stores to see how hypermarket retailers are targeting shoppers.