Hypermarkets and supermarkets 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

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11/03/2022
See inside our pick for March’s store of the month, Tops Market, Central Siracha, Thailand. It is an eco-friendly store based on a glasshouse concept – a first in the Siracha region.
05/01/2022
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, Asda, Milton Keynes, UK. See how the new flagship store has been transformed from a functional hypermarket to a leisure oriented retail destination.
26/10/2021
See inside our pick for October’s store of the month, Hy-Vee, Iowa, USA. With an established reputation for innovation, US-based Hy-Vee has launched a new store format which reimagines the grocery store.
24/09/2021
See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, K-Citymarket, Tammisto, Finland. The retailer aims to have “the most customer-oriented food stores with store-specific business ideas”. The hypermarket has been refurbished to reflect its latest innovations and commitment to sustainability.

Presentations

12/08/2020
We review different retail channels in Osaka, providing inspiration from stores that we have visited.
27/07/2020
Albert Heijn's new concept supermarket launched in March 2020 during a local lockdown. Explore how it adapted for success amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how ranging, private label and digitalisation will set it apart in the future.
23/07/2020
Publix continues to push ahead with the roll-out of the GreenWise Market specialty format. We review one of the latest stores to open as the retailer aims to build a stronger presence in the natural foods segment.
23/07/2020
Ritchies is the largest operator of IGA stores in Australia, we visited its recently refreshed store at Rowville to see how the retailer uses its independent position to drive differentiation.
10/07/2020
Marketplace, a high end supermarket chain in the Philippines, was acquired by one of Philippines’ leading retailers Robinsons. We visited the Central Square store and identified some of its key highlights and new initiatives.
06/07/2020
Exploring Mercadona's latest in-store developments, including the enhanced food-to-go section and its focus on efficiency. Furthermore, we analyse the retailer’s main strategies to maintain growth and market share. Separately, we highlight how it has adapted and implemented safety measures in all its stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
06/07/2020
Harris Farm Markets at Mosman is a great source of inspiration for retailers and suppliers, as to how physical stores can still drive excitement and discovery for shoppers. Throughout the store theatre is a key element and it demonstrates how centre store categories can be brought alive and reimagined.
18/06/2020
This store is Woolworths most sustainable store to date, bringing together all of its efforts under one roof. It also features the latest look and feel of its supermarket format.
15/06/2020
Central Food Retail is a premium supermarket operator with a strong presence in Bangkok. In this report, we look at how the retailer flexes its counters and ranges to meet shoppers’ demand in a flagship provincial store.
15/06/2020
We visited Longo's latest store concept in Toronto, where it has partnered with Amsterdam Brewery to integrate a brewery into the store.