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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.
Le Samaritaine, Paris, France
The iconic French departmental store, La Samaritaine, opened its redesigned store in summer 2021 and dedicated a whole floor to beauty and wellness, making it the largest beauty space in Europe. In this report, we highlight six standout features of the beauty and wellness section, and how it is a ‘must-visit’ retail destination.
Carrefour's latest supermarket concept
How Carrefour is transforming its supermarket model by focusing on fresh, meal solutions, sustainability and online services. We visited the first upgraded store to see what makes this new concept an outstanding success with sales increasing by 10%.
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.
Netto France’s store concept 2.0
We visited one of the newly converted Netto stores in the north of France and were really impressed by the new and upgraded in-store environment. This is a great example showing how the discount channel continues to evolve to better align with shoppers' needs and appeal to a broader audience.
Retail execution at Hema in Paris and Madrid
The dutch variety discounter is growing rapidly across Europe and continues to evolve its grocery assortment. We visited several stores in Madrid and Paris where the retailer's strengths around seasonal events and beauty products were clear.
Normal, Paris, France
A first look at the rapidly growing Danish variety discounter’s first store in France. Normal focuses on health and beauty products with a strategy of everyday low prices and no promotional offers. The range includes mainly branded products sold at prices up to 50% cheaper than the market.
Carrefour Essentiel, Avignon, France
A closer look at Carrefour's new value driven hypermarket concept, Essentiel. It is part of Carrefour’s broader strategy to rethink and improve its underperforming stores. Store's concept: focus on efficiency, low prices and private label products; range has been strongly curated; more space for food, especially fresh, organic and halal products.
Retail execution at le drugstore parisien, Paris, France
We take a look inside Casino and L'Oréal's drugstore format, le drugstore parisien. See how the concept has adopted a modern approach to drugstore retail, designed to suit younger shoppers with a stand-out atmosphere and innovative range within health and beauty and beyond.
How Franprix is evolving the convenience store for today’s shoppers
Franprix has a long-standing presence in major urban areas in France. It is famous for its range of products and services, which have been developed to meet the needs of local shoppers. Its Noé concept has taken this to new heights through its focus on health, organic and local ranges.
day by day: France's largest packaging free retailer
With nearly 50 stores, France-based day by day is taking packaging free retail to the next level. See what makes it different, how it helps shoppers reduce packaging and food waste and what inspiration retailers and suppliers can take from it.