Latin America 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.

Videos

22/03/2021
See inside our pick for March’s store of the month, Carulla FreshMarket 140, Bogotá, Colombia. We look at the key features of Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store, including promoting sustainability, using forward thinking technology and creating a memorable shopping experience.
17/09/2020
See inside our pick for October’s store of the month, Grupo Éxito Wow, Laureles. We look at how the retailer is innovating and investing in technology to simplify the shop, integrating retail and foodservice, and showcasing strength in private label.
 

Presentations

16/03/2021
We look at Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store under its innovative Carulla FreshMaket banner.
11/01/2021
We take a look at Walmart Mexico's flagship store under its new Walmart Express banner. Key features include: - An enhanced omnichannel experience - Forward-thinking store design that simplifies the customer journey - New ready-to-eat meal solutions and grab-and-go offer - Implementation of self-checkouts - Café Marketside in-store café
07/12/2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed most of our travel plans in 2020, there has been no shortage of new store concepts. We highlight 50 new food retail and drugstore concepts that are set to inspire store developments in 2021 and beyond.
15/09/2020
We visited one of Grupo Éxito's latest Carulla FreshMarket concepts in Bogotá. This remodelled store has a modern design, with several new features aimed at enhancing the customer experience.
12/06/2020
We visited GPA's flagship Minuto Pão de Açúcar convenience store, located on the famous Paulista Avenue. It is the business' first 24-hour convenience store and the first to pilot its Scan & Go payment technology.
20/05/2020
We visited GPA's latest Pão de Açúcar G7 store in São Paulo, Brazil. This is one of GPA's highest performing supermarkets under this banner. It showcases several new innovative features, some of which have been developed in partnership with Brazilian start-ups.
06/04/2020
In December 2019 Colombian retailer Grupo Éxito, part of the French Casino Group, opened its Carulla SmartMarket store concept in Bogotá, Colombia. This innovation lab, which is Colombia’s first smart supermarket, exhibits 30 pieces of innovative technology which enhance the customer experience.
20/11/2019
We visited Walmart’s flagship Lomas Toreo store in Mexico City. It features many of the retailer’s latest omnichannel initiatives, which enhance the shopping experience. It is the first store in Mexico to feature an online Pick-up tower and the first to showcase its modern Café Marketside concept.
25/06/2019
We visited one of GPA's latest stores which has been remodelled to its new G7 concept. One of 20 stores opened in this format in 2018, the store has a new layout and product mix which focuses on fresh and healthy categories.
21/09/2018
We recently visited Bogotá and explored how Grupo Éxito is catering to different shoppers’ needs across its four banners; Carulla, Éxito, Surtimax and Surtimayorista. In this store visit report, we look at these banners in more detail and provide our key learnings from Grupo Éxito's operations.