Convenience 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.

Videos

22/11/2021
See inside our pick for November’s store of the month, PBX, Stockholm, Sweden. Reitan Convenience has made one of its 'largest investments ever', by opening PBX, its sustainable convenience store of the future.
27/08/2021
See inside our pick for August’s store of the month, Aldi Corner Store, Sydney, Australia. It’s the retailer’s first small-format store with a new layout and convenience-driven experience.
26/07/2021
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.
27/01/2021
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, GRIDSERVE, UK. We look at how the world’s first solely electric forecourt provides a strong retail offer and useful facilities for customers whose dwell time will be much longer than the current refuelling pitstop.

Presentations

24/05/2022
Discover London’s latest and greatest stores for inspiration on experiential retailing and cashierless shopping. From Aldi and Amazon to examples beyond grocery, this report also includes key stores to see in the capital for the UK’s leading grocers.
30/03/2022
Romania-based, local champion Profi has risen through the ranks of the market’s leading retailers in recent years.
25/02/2022
With the planned roll-out to reach 200 stores by the end of 2022, we visited examples of two variant Asda On the Move stores to see how the EG/Asda partnership is bringing their combined retail and foodservice expertise to shape a forecourt format with real 'stopping power'.
21/02/2022
How Reitan Convenience Sweden raised the bar by developing a new range for ‘the world’s most sustainable convenience store’
07/02/2022
Our recent visits to Centra stores in Dublin provide best-in-class examples of food-to-go in convenience stores.
10/01/2022
We visited a range of Migros’s stores across Switzerland, with this report highlighting three standout formats: Bridge, Gooods and Migrolino Fresh.
26/11/2021
Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in Paris with the promise to "shop in 10 seconds and pay in 10 seconds". No gates, no need of an app, just walk inside the store.
19/10/2021
In this report we look at Tesco’s latest cashierless store in Holborn, London, and how it is changing the way we shop, and the implications for retailers and brands.
14/10/2021
We visited this recently refurbished local store to see how it meshes the discipline of a symbol group with the entrepreneurial flair of the independent retailer.
08/10/2021
Auchan Spain's Alcampo.es hybrid pedestrian Drive / convenience store is part of the retailer's omnichannel strategy