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Store of the month April 2021: Coles, Moonee Ponds, Australia
See inside our pick for April’s store of the month, Coles, Moonee Ponds, Australia. This store has been transformed to bring its “Together to zero” sustainability strategy into life.
Store of the month March 2021: Carulla FreshMarket, Colombia
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.
Bridge by Migros: a flexible and agile foodie destination
Migros opened in Zurich’s city centre a brand-new concept, called Bridge. The innovative store blends supermarket and foodservice in an impressive and very well-designed space. Migros describes it as a place for food enthusiasts to meet, share and learn.
Inside Eataly’s first UK store
Find out how Eataly’s new London store seamlessly combines retail and foodservice to create an exciting experience for shoppers. Situated in an area that has seen the biggest fall in footfall in the UK during the pandemic, the opening demonstrates Eataly's confidence that office workers, shoppers and tourists will return.
Inside Swift, Longbenton, UK - a look at Iceland's new convenience format
Representing a striking break from established Iceland formats, we explore Iceland's new Swift concept with its innovative approach to integrating frozen categories within an effective, broad-based convenience range.
Inside FairPrice’s latest flagship hypermarket
We look at FairPrice’s latest flagship hypermarket which puts a spotlight on foodservice and local products. The retailer is also offering several innovative features to create a memorable experience, including a spice mix counter and a dietitian available for consultation.
Inside Grupo Éxito’s first carbon neutral supermarket
We look at Grupo Exito's first carbon neutral store under its innovative Carulla FreshMaket banner.
Inside Sainsbury’s new Neighbourhood Hub stores
We explore key elements of Sainsbury's new Neighbourhood Hub format. The new stores are a food-led extension of the retailer's convenience offer and are set up to serve longer missions due to their size and location.
Inside Amazon Fresh, Ealing, UK
See inside Amazon's first convenience store offering its Just Walk Out Technology, used in its Go format, outside of the US. Key features include an easy shopping experience, the retailer's new private label range, by Amazon, and a focus on convenience missions.
Inside Lidl's new future proof stores in France
See the latest in-store development from the retailer in France, including several digital solutions and COVID-19 related investment. Understand how it is enhancing the discount shopping experience in its newly opened stores.
Walmart Express Oradores, Mexico
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
Aldi Fuencarral, Madrid, Spain
We visited one of Aldi's new generation of stores in the Spanish Capital. The new store maintains the distinctive no-frills discount feel, whilst enhancing their design and the fresh food categories.
Amazon Fresh, Los Angeles, USA
Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.
Morrisons Market Kitchen, Manchester, UK
Launching amid the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, Morrisons first standalone Market Kitchen store is an impressive and inspiring concept. It will set new expectations for how to combine a high quality and innovative foodservice operation within a compact supermarket format.
Asda Middleton: a sustainability trial store
Asda is testing numerous sustainability initiatives at its Middleton Store. Asda will use the Middleton store to test and learn which elements of this trial store appeal most to customers, and therefore can be developed at scale to be rolled out to more locations in 2021. In this report we look at some of the key features and fixtures of the store.
Sourced Market, Leeds Skelton Lake services, UK
A ‘new generation’ motorway service area is the location for Sourced Market’s travel hub expansion and first store outside London
Carulla FreshMarket, Bogotá, Colombia
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.
Six ways Albert Heijn delivers excellence in new concept supermarket
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.
Retail execution at 7-Eleven, Dallas, Texas
We visited 7-Eleven's first Lab store in the USA, where it is testing a number of new innovations which include a smoothie bar, growler refill station and Scan & Pay technology.
Longo's, Toronto, Canada
We visited Longo's latest store concept in Toronto, where it has partnered with Amsterdam Brewery to integrate a brewery into the store.
Asda Jewel, Edinburgh, UK
We visited Asda’s Edinburgh Jewel store to see how the retailer is further enhancing its customer offer. The store showcases elements of the latest format thinking from Asda, featuring a number of trial concepts, and demonstrating the retailer’s focus on ‘test and learn’ partnerships.
Pão de Açúcar, São Paulo, Brazil
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.
Perekrestok’s new large supermarket
In this report we show you how X5 is repurposing its Karusel hypermarket space to build and develop a new large supermarket format under the Perekrestok banner. The new format adds features to attract footfall and boost range relevancy such as: - in-store food service - fresh food focus - digtal solutions - expnading food-for-now and food-for-later offer
Carulla SmartMarket, Bogotá, Colombia
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.
Walmart Neighborhood Market, Levittown, USA
Last year, Walmart opened the Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL), taking an existing Neighborhood Market store and transforming it into a live retail lab. We recently visited the store to see how the retailer is using artificial intelligence to improve the in-store experience.
CS Fresh, Great World, Singapore
After undergoing months of renovation, Cold Storage flagship in Singapore has relaunched as CS Fresh. The store has a dine-in oyster bar, ready-to-eat curry station, urban vegetable farm display and the widest organic vegetable range in Singapore.
Amazon Go Grocery, Seattle, USA
We visited Amazon's largest and most remarkable store to date featuring its just walk-out technology to see how it continues to push the boundaries of innovation in food retailing.