Store visits

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We visited Sourced Market in London St Pancras station to see how a niche food retailer is executing trends we are seeing across the wider convenience market
We spent the day with Premier to see how the symbol group is evolving its offer to meet changing shopper needs
Lidl’s discount store concept is blurring with the supermarket concept in Central and Eastern Europe. This report shows how Lidl tailored its store concept to local shoppers in the Czech Republic.
Walmart is rapidly rolling-out its Walmart Express stores in the US this year as part of its plans to develop a stronger presence in small format retailing. Not only is the format an effective competitor for dollar stores, drugstores and other grocery retailers, it has also been equipped with the retailer’s site-to-store capabilities. With this store also part of the retailer’s market eco-system test, this report also look at the benefits from being ‘tethered’ to the local Supercentre.
Earlier this year Walmart opened its first convenience store in the US, Walmart to Go. Featuring an eye-catching design, the store, combines elements of a traditional c-store and a fresh food supermarket, while also offering a broad range of food-to-go options. With grocery ecommerce also picking up pace, see how this format could also be an important element of Walmart’s multichannel future.
On July 11th, the 7-11 day, we visited the store to experience how it’s leading the development of ready-to-eat category and catching the growing trend of O2O (online to offline).
Costco’s store in Seville, Spain is its first in continental Europe. We review how the retailer is bringing its strength in fresh meat, food and produce, meal solutions and depth in non-food to enable it to differentiate itself from rivals in this competitive market.
We spent a day with Dansk Supermarked in Copenhagen where we appreciated how the retailer is meeting shopper needs with winning strategies tailored by format.
In Le Bon Marché-owned store, La Grande Epicerie de Paris food hall offers shoppers excitement and inspiration to food retailers globally.
Carrefour City Malakoff highlights the benefits of franchisee run stores by empowering store owners to target local shopper needs