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Store of the month: November 2022: Epic, Paris, France
See inside our pick for November's store of the month, Epic, France. It is a blend between a convenience store and a fine food specialist, making it unique and able to cater for both locals and tourists. Be inspired by the store's design, fresh food zone and the wine cellar.
Store of the month: December 2021: Carrefour Flash, Paris, France
See inside our pick for December’s store of the month, Carrefour Flash, Paris, France. Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in partnership with AiFi with the promise is to “shop in 10 seconds, pay in 10 seconds”
Store of the month July 2021: Monop’, Paris, France
See inside our pick for July’s store of the month, Monop’, Paris, France. It’s the latest convenience concept from Groupe Casino which brings together food-to-go, local products, services and an unmanned retail section that is open 24 hours daily.
Aldi Nord’s ANIKo concept
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.
Retail execution at Monoprix, Paris, France
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'.
Carrefour Montesson, Paris, France
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.
Best stores to visit in Europe
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.
Carrefour, Villiers-en-Bière, France
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.
SPAR France: Flexing formats to target local customers’ needs
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.
Carrefour, Paris, France: flexing the offer to differentiate with proximity stores
We spent a day with Carrefour in Paris to understand how the retailer is creating differentiated proximity formats to help its franchisees meet the needs of a variety of shopper bases and compete with rivals in a highly aggressive market.
Géant Amiens Glisy: a fresh-focused concept
Casino’s Géant hypermarket, located in Amiens, shows how the retailer is developing a simple concept designed with a traditional fresh marketplace at its heart.
Carrefour Euralille: digitising the hypermarket
Following its renovation in 2015, Carrefour has created an urban, food-focused hypermarket in the Euralille shopping centre. Its highlights include the connected trolley, regional ranges, the fresh marketplace, and food-to-go area.
We visited the store, in Lille, to understand how Carrefour is driving innovation in its hypermarkets.
Carrefour, Montesson, France
Carrefour Montesson sees the retailer’s focus on fresh and counters supported by the addition of new products that provide inspiration and widen choice, while pricing messages are used consistently to make it clear to shoppers that the store remains competitive versus rivals.