Store of the future store visits

Videos

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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

25/06/2019
We visited one of GPA's latest stores which has been remodelled to its new G7 concept. One of 20 stores opened in this format in 2018, the store has a new layout and product mix which focuses on fresh and healthy categories.
19/06/2019
The Perekrestok dark store is one of three types of fulfilment solutions that deliver in Moscow and the wider region. The other two types of online fulfilment units are a regular store and a hybrid one. In comparison to the other two fulfilment formats, the dark store has the advantage of greater picking efficiency and speed. We visited the store to observe its operational effeciency.
17/06/2019
We recently visited Giant Direct, powered by Peapod, Ahold Delhaize's new dark store concept. Offering both home delivery and click and collect options we look at how this fits into the retailer's broader ecommerce strategy and the benefits it delivers.
11/06/2019
A.S. Watson's TASTE Festival Walk has undergone several refurbishments over the years, the latest of which launched in March earlier this year…
10/06/2019
The X5 lab store is located just inside Moscow’s second ring. It shares the space with a Pyaterochka store where retail solutions are tested and their impact on shoppers’ experience is assessed. The concept store tests innovative retail solutions to assess their impact on sales and costs. These are conducted before deciding on whether to roll them out to the wider X5 network. We visited the store to observe the solutions being tested.
28/05/2019
We visited the first unmanned store in Jakarta and JD.com's first unmanned store outside of China, to understand how the retailer is testing this next generation concept to improve operations and appeal to local shoppers.
13/05/2019
Last year, Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store to the public in Seattle. One year on and the network has grown to 12 locations. We recently visited one of its new stores in San Francisco to see how the format is developing and to consider what's next.
08/05/2019
K-Citymarket Järvenpää is a must visit, especially for those considering best-in-class large store formats, fresh produce or counters. Meanwhile, those looking for inspiration on in-store dining should also make a reservation to experience the quality of the food and witness how concepts like this can maximise destination appeal.
17/04/2019
Leading discounter Netto is rolling out its "discount store of the future" in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe. See how it is advancing the brand, improving fresh produce, signposting convenience, reflecting health and lifestyle trends and reimagining "SPOT" promotions.
01/04/2019
See how 7-Eleven's new store design combined with vegetarian, vegan and organic food-to-go innovation creates a winning urban convenience format.
25/03/2019
Sam’s Club Now is a live retail lab, developed to enable the retailer to test the latest tech-led initiatives and adapt the in-store layout. We recently visited this club to see how it has built a checkout-free environment and using technologies such as augmented reality and in-store mapping to create a unique experience.
12/03/2019
We visited Kroger's connected store pilot to see how it is deploying its EDGE digital shelf-edge system. In addition to delivering productivity benefits, this technology helps to create an efficient path around the store for shoppers.
08/03/2019
A.S. Watson's CKC18 provides a glimpse of how retail might evolve in Hong Kong in the future…
19/11/2018
honestbee recently opened its first physical retail store in Singapore, we visited to see what the store offers…
04/09/2018
We visited 7FRESH, the first offline supermarket launched by JD.com in Beijing.
24/05/2018
Shiseido The Store and Beauty Library are two of the most innovative beauty concepts in Tokyo, giving a glimpse into the future of this channel.
24/04/2018
RT-Mart in Yangpu is a demonstration of many new initiatives which the retailer is experimenting with via its partnership with Alibaba.