Latin America store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.


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.
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.
See inside our pick for October’s store of the month, Grupo Éxito Wow, Laureles. We look at how the retailer is innovating and investing in technology to simplify the shop, integrating retail and foodservice, and showcasing strength in private label.


We look at how this highly successful operator targets affluent shoppers in Rio de Janeiro.
We’ve been in-store to see one of Cencosud’s flagship hypermarkets in its native Chilean market, to learn more about how it is innovating across food and non-food to enhance the shopper experience.
Brazil is a growth market for DIA, and one where the retailer remains highly positive about opportunities, including the potential of the DIA Market format. We’ve been in-store in São Paulo, to understand how the format is enhancing the retailer’s appeal in Brazil.
Grupo Zaffari is Brazil's leading family-owned retailer. As it prepares to expand in 2016, we visited the store in São Paulo to see how it has created a premium environment.  
As part of its multichannel strategy, to enhance the shopping experience, GPA is remodelling Pão de Açúcar supermarkets. We visited this store in São Paulo to see the initiatives in action.
We visited this Soriana Hiper in Mexico City to see how it showcases value, low prices and a wide range to provide a one-stop shop.
A hugely impressive store, this Soriana Súper in Mexico City creates an attractive modern environment with touches of traditional market style. We visited to find out how it is providing a complete solution for its customers.

Following a challenging year for Sam’s Club, the focus is now on accelerating the turnaround strategy. We visited Sam’s Club in Lomas Verdes, Mexico City, to see the latest initiatives in action as the Center of Excellence strategy continues its rollout.

We visited this new concept neighbourhood DIA Market store in São Paulo. With its strong perishables, bakery and convenience focus, it's a great example of ‘discountvenience’ – bridging the divide between discount and convenience.
We look at a great example of the ‘atacarejo’ format - part oversized discounter, part cash & carry/hypermarket hybrid - in Salvador, Brazil, from Chilean retailer Cencosud.