France 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

30/06/2020
We visited one of the newly converted Netto stores in the north of France and were really impressed by the new and upgraded in-store environment. This is a great example showing how the discount channel continues to evolve to better align with shoppers' needs and appeal to a broader audience.
15/06/2020
The dutch variety discounter is growing rapidly across Europe and continues to evolve its grocery assortment. We visited several stores in Madrid and Paris where the retailer's strengths around seasonal events and beauty products were clear.
06/09/2019
A first look at the rapidly growing Danish variety discounter’s first store in France. Normal focuses on health and beauty products with a strategy of everyday low prices and no promotional offers. The range includes mainly branded products sold at prices up to 50% cheaper than the market.
24/07/2019
A closer look at Carrefour's new value driven hypermarket concept, Essentiel. It is part of Carrefour’s broader strategy to rethink and improve its underperforming stores. Store's concept: focus on efficiency, low prices and private label products; range has been strongly curated; more space for food, especially fresh, organic and halal products.
03/07/2019
We take a look inside Casino and L'Oréal's drugstore format, le drugstore parisien. See how the concept has adopted a modern approach to drugstore retail, designed to suit younger shoppers with a stand-out atmosphere and innovative range within health and beauty and beyond.
22/05/2019
Franprix has a long-standing presence in major urban areas in France. It is famous for its range of products and services, which have been developed to meet the needs of local shoppers. Its Noé concept has taken this to new heights through its focus on health, organic and local ranges.
16/05/2019
With nearly 50 stores, France-based day by day is taking packaging free retail to the next level. See what makes it different, how it helps shoppers reduce packaging and food waste and what inspiration retailers and suppliers can take from it.
09/05/2019
See how Sephora's Champs-Élysées flagship captures the essence of beauty specialist's brand, whilst placing experience at the heart through a variety of services, digital touchpoints and opportunity for experimentation.
07/05/2019
Find out more about Casino's discount format. We recently visited a store in the outskirts of Paris offering the brand's standard layout and extensive private label range.
02/05/2019
Understand how Intermaché is winning in France. The retailer's adaptative approach to stores and well-managed private labels with a fully owned supply chain, contribute to make Intermarché the most successful mainstream retailer in France in 2018.