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.


We visited 7FRESH, the first offline supermarket launched by in Beijing.
Hangzhou is located an hour south east of Shanghai and is the home of Alibaba's global headquarters. In this report, we highlight some of the key trends developing in the city, supported by examples of in-store execution.
We visited four of CRV's formats in Shenzen to see how the retailer is executing its strategy in the city.
We visited City'super's fourth store opening in China, to see how the premium retailer is appealing to consumers in Asia's largest grocery market.
RT-Mart in Yangpu is a demonstration of many new initiatives which the retailer is experimenting with via its partnership with Alibaba.
After renovating its food and non-food sales area, we decided to visit Carrefour's flagship store in Shanghai to highlight some interesting features and innovations.
We review Alibaba’s move to physical retail through Hema Fresh, blending online, offline and big data to transform the grocery shopping experience.
The Siyuanqiao store is the largest Carrefour store in Asia and is owned and developed by the retailer itself. It is also Carrefour's green flagship store in the country. We visited this store to learn how Carrefour is serving and impressing the shoppers in Beijing.
We spent a day with Mannings in Shanghai, to learn how the retailer is enhancing its health offering and using technology to improve shopper engagement.
Carrefour is concentrating on convenience store development in China, trying to find a new growth model for the competitive market. We visited this Easy Carrefour store to learn how the big-box retailer is tapping into the convenience channel with fresh offerings, an extensive private label range and digital initiatives.