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

07/11/2022
See inside our pick for November's store of the month, Epic, France. It is a blend between a convenience store and a fine food specialist, making it unique and able to cater for both locals and tourists. Be inspired by the store's design, fresh food zone and the wine cellar.
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

05/12/2013

Takeley represents an exciting iteration of the One Stop model. A clear focus on fresh and the introduction of a bakery highlight the direction the business is moving.

26/09/2013

Albert Heijn’s strong recent focus on convenience comes together in this latest innovative store format, targeted at meeting distinct shopper missions. We reveal how the format is evolving with the new Albert Heijn to go.

02/05/2013

We assess Sainsbury’s increasingly flexible and tailored approach to convenience store openings with visits to the retailer’s ‘Superfresh’ store in Earlsfield and its compact Abbeville Road store in Clapham.

14/06/2012

Ahold’s new concept for convenience, focusing on food for now, integrates mobile technology and social media into the shopping journey.

04/04/2012

Walmart’s recently opened Neighborhood Market in Chicago demonstrates the retailer’s latest thinking in terms of smaller format development focused on the needs of urban shoppers. With a high degree of local relevancy, the product and service offer has been designed to capitalise on the immediate residential population and city workers.