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

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
02/09/2021
SPAR Pwllheli and SPAR Nefyn provide inspiration on how to merchandise fresh produce in convenience stores.
25/08/2021
Aldi opened in Australia what is probably its most ambitious and bold concept in the recent years. This new concept is about half the size of a standard store and focuses on fresh food products and convenience to meet urban shopper needs
27/07/2021
David Charman’s SPAR Parkfoot provides inspiration on how forecourts may look in the future.
29/06/2021
Amazon Fresh UK offers a ‘Just Walk Out’ easy-to-shop format with an impressive range of products catering to a range of key convenience missions. In this report we take a deep dive into the products on offer in the Chalk Farm store and review the shopping experience.
24/03/2021
Representing a striking break from established Iceland formats, we explore Iceland's new Swift concept with its innovative approach to integrating frozen categories within an effective, broad-based convenience range.
15/03/2021
We explore key elements of Sainsbury's new Neighbourhood Hub format. The new stores are a food-led extension of the retailer's convenience offer and are set up to serve longer missions due to their size and location.