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

27/11/2018
Lawson Japan has three main formats, we review how the retailer differentiates its offer and looks to target multiple convenience missions.
26/11/2018
Costcutter Kirton shows how the symbol group is taking insight into action to create best practice in local convenience retailing.
19/11/2018
We explore the formats that make-up the UK's largest symbol group network highlighting the focuses for future development.
16/11/2018
We visited Co-ops new On the go concept to see how its tailoring its range and in-store environment to be a quick and easy, food-to-go focused store.
13/11/2018
See how Tesco is bringing together its latest thinking on small store design, customer missions and payment technology at this test format.
09/11/2018
A selection of great convenience stores.
30/10/2018
99 Speedmart is the largest operator of minimarkets in Malaysia, we visited some stores to see its strategy in action.
25/09/2018
This 7-Eleven store opened in December 2017 and presents some of 7-Eleven’s latest operational strategies and tactics.
25/09/2018
Learn how Midcounties Co-operative are using partnerships to shape the offer in-store, attracting new shopper groups and serving new missions.
11/09/2018
Learn how Co-op tailored their branding, communications, range and in-store environment to appeal to festival communities, and particularly young shoppers.