Store of the future store visits

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5/01/2023
See inside our pick for January's store of the month, Auchan, Cascais. It is an innovative take on the hypermarket concept. With progressive architecture and design, the store is a reminder that elegance and style can accentuate the food shopping experience.
07/11/2022
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.
04/10/2022
See inside our pick for October's store of the month, Tesco Liffey Valley. Explore how Tesco has relocated categories and invested in fresh to drive improvements in shopper perception.
01/09/2022
See inside our pick for September's store of the month, Lotte Zettaplex. It is a new store concept with many inspirational range areas and high impact execution. The format aims to provide unlimited choice for shoppers, providing reasons to encourage them back into large stores.
11/08/2022
See inside our pick for August's store of the month, Naivas Foodmarket, Kenya. The new store concept is visually impressive, with a clear focus on fresh and enhanced store design.
19/07/2022
See inside our pick for July's store of the month, Carulla FreshMarket, Medellín, Colombia. Be inspired by the store's exciting design which creates a memorable shopping experience, with a focus on sensory experiences, health, sustainability, AI technology, and exclusive third-party partnerships.
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.
28/02/2022
See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK. It is the retailer’s first checkout-free store in the UK.

Presentations

06/04/2020
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.
26/03/2020
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.
17/03/2020
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.
03/03/2020
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.
20/02/2020
We visited the iconic Central Food Hall at Central World after its renovation, to see how the retailer continues to raise the bar on delivering a world class food experience.
11/02/2020
Asda's is testing numerous technologies at Stevenage to improve the customer experience and make the store more efficient to operate. In this report we showcase six technologies - 3D hologram projectors, automated click & collect, availability cameras, a customer engagement intercom, Scan and Go Mobile and high impact digital screens.
14/01/2020
CR Vanguard’s latest store concept, Vanguard MART, shows us what the future of retail in China could look like.
13/01/2020
We visited Tesco's store in Calne, Wiltshire. The store showcases important elements of the latest format thinking from Tesco. As well as its striking design and standout fresh zone, highlights include bakery, food-to-go and impressive counters.
10/01/2020
Bite & Sip Institute is the latest concept store of G-super, a premium supermarket chain owned by Greenland Business Group. It redefines grocery shopping by providing a fun, engaging and unique shopping experience.
02/01/2020
We spend a day with Coop Norge, visiting some of their latest store concepts. The retailer is currently testing an unstaffed solution at one of its discount store Extra, in Oslo, a first in Norway. It continues to evolve and improve its assortment to align with shopper needs and the market trends.
09/12/2019
Walmart China’s latest project has been renovating its Longgang hypermarket, which has adopted many of the digital elements used in its supermarket format. Walmart Longgang offers a blueprint for renovating other Walmart stores across network, with fresh area expanded and the overall experience upgraded.
28/11/2019
Norwegian discounter Kiwi has just opened one of the most sustainable stores in the world and aims at setting new standards. This is a must-see to understand what the discount store of the future could look like.
25/11/2019
A closer look at Lidl US new concept. We recently visited one of the newly opened Lidl stores in Lacey, New Jersey. The new concept introduces new types of fixtures with a more premium and improved design. It is more aligned with American shoppers' needs and expectations.
20/11/2019
We visited Walmart’s flagship Lomas Toreo store in Mexico City. It features many of the retailer’s latest omnichannel initiatives, which enhance the shopping experience. It is the first store in Mexico to feature an online Pick-up tower and the first to showcase its modern Café Marketside concept.
18/11/2019
We visited Walmart Canada's new hypermarket concept in Toronto. The new concept is part of Walmart’s hypermarket of the future programme and aims to appeal particularly to younger customers and families.
13/11/2019
We recently visited NorgesGruppen-owned Meny CC Vest in Oslo, Norway. The store provides great examples of best-in-class service counter execution, fresh food solutions and food waste reduction initiatives. It combines these elements to create a destination experience and drive differentiation.
22/10/2019
We visited SPAR Snarøya in Norway to see how the retailer has created an impressive, environmentally-friendly format with inspiring in-store sustainable practises.
07/10/2019
Dagrofa, which operates the SPAR banner in Denmark, has opened a flagship store in the highly competitive Copenhagen market. The new store introduces a completely updated design for the banner in the country, creating a new, shopper-first layout and offer that helps it stand out. Created to help SPAR’s independent store owners grow sales and with shoppers firmly front of mind, the format has generated a win-win situation for both parties.
04/09/2019
MENY Nordhavn, which opened in Q4 2018, is Dagrofa's latest flagship store opening. We visited the store to see how the retailer has transformed a former weapons factory into a new, exciting and immersive supermarket.
22/08/2019
We recently visited Coop Switzelrand’s latest premium food concept, Fooby. This is a best in class store in terms of design and immersive shopping experience. It emphasises on sustainable, local, natural, healthy, tastyand artisanal products.
08/08/2019
NTUC FairPrice opened its largest FairPrice Xtra hypermarket in VivoCity officially on 6th August 2019. The store uses a shopper-centric design approach to deliver a fun ambience and engaging shopping experience.
08/08/2019
We visit Marks and Spencer’s first Food Renewal trial store. As well as its striking new design and market-inspired fresh displays, highlights include increased space in produce, bakery and frozen and elements of fun in ambient categories.
02/08/2019
We visited the flagship store of Tops Daily in Singha Complex. It is the most technologically advanced store in Thailand, providing shoppers with a seamless online-offline experience.
01/08/2019
As the retailer announces plans to extend and expand the 'Waitrose Unpacked’ concept, we share how the retailer is evolving relevant solutions to support more sustainable shopping, with valuable learnings across multiple categories.
26/07/2019
We take a first look at CVS's new HealthHUB format. See how the drugstore operator is creating a convenient healthcare destination through new health-led services, an enhanced focus on wellness and integration of tech, designed to boost in-store experience and drive efficiencies.