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

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.
30/04/2019
Babou is the French variety discounter that was recently acquired by B&M. It has around 95 stores spread across France. The retailer has an offering of around 30,000 SKUs across clothing, general merchandise and seasonal items. We recently visited multiple Babou stores in the Roubaix area and were impressed by how it is differentiating itself by targeting specific shoppers; families and teenagers. This retail execution explores these stores in more detail.
23/04/2019
Action is the leading variety discounter in France. Stores contain around 6,000 products across 14 different categories. Around 2,000 products are sold for less than €1. We recently visited multiple Action stores in the Roubaix area of France. We were impressed by its broad offering and the buzzing shopping atmosphere in store. This retail execution explores these stores in more detail.
01/04/2019
Lidl France continues to evolve its stores' layout, reducing the gap with traditional supermarkets. Improvements of private labels and the introduction of more brands contribute to the retailer's current success.
25/03/2019
ANIKo is Aldi Nord's multi-billion euros project to modernise its stores across Europe. We visited Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and The Netherlands to see how it is rolled out.
25/09/2018
Monoprix provides best in class execution in urban retailing, maximising the opportunity with fresh, counters and by combining grocery and non-grocery ranges. We visited two stores to understand how it is growing by offering 'an innovative and varied range of products and services'.
13/07/2018
Montesson was reopened in December 2017 after a light touch investment programme. We visited the store to understand how it has invested to raise the visibility of its services and fresh ranges.
25/07/2017
We bring you a collection of stand-out stores from across Europe. These are our top selections from the stores we have seen so far in 2017.
07/03/2017
Carrefour Villiers-en-Bière is the retailer’s flagship hypermarket in France. After 18 months of investment, the store has been reopened with a focus on shoppers and their missions, an upweighting of fresh as part of a desire to make hypermarkets a destination format that works for future shoppers.
14/11/2016
We visited two SPAR stores in northern France – a convenience store and a supermarket – to see how the retailer is differentiating its concept, ranges and layout to meet local shoppers’ needs.