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

28/07/2020
Meiyijia is one of the fastest growing convenience chains in China. This report highlights best practice from stores in Guangdong province, with retailer context considered.
24/07/2020
Carrefour Poland is investing in its offer by using technology to explore new formats, and by introducing concepts tried and tested in other markets. In 2019, the retailer opened its first unstaffed store, Carrefour Express, and launched its first organic-only store in Poland, under the Carrefour Bio banner. We visited both stores to observe the potential added value they give the Polish market.
16/07/2020
Take&Go is an unstaffed store concept set up as a test site for innovative retail solutions by its parent, Poznan-based technology company, Surge Cloud. Two stores were opened by the company in 2019, with plans to develop the 2.0 concept in 2020.
13/07/2020
We spent a morning with the Woolworths Metro team in Sydney in early 2020 visiting its flagship Pitt St Metro store, plus its new and first MetroGo trial store in Strawberry Hills – at just 37 sq m, the smallest store the retailer operates.
07/07/2020
We visited 7-Eleven's first Lab store in the USA, where it is testing a number of new innovations which include a smoothie bar, growler refill station and Scan & Pay technology.
12/06/2020
We visited GPA's flagship Minuto Pão de Açúcar convenience store, located on the famous Paulista Avenue. It is the business' first 24-hour convenience store and the first to pilot its Scan & Go payment technology.
08/06/2020
South Korea’s convenience stores are an integral part of the country’s fast paced lifestyle. In this report, we showcase a collection of best practices from the country’s leading convenience store operators, which are 7-Eleven, CU, GS25 and Emart24.
04/06/2020
We were invited by SPAR International to spend a day with SPAR China and its local partner SPAR Guangdong, visiting its business in Dongguan in south China.
01/06/2020
We visited MOSTown shopping mall to see what Convenience Retail Asia is doing across its three banners, Circle K, Saint Honore Cake Shop and Zoff, to drive growth.
29/05/2020
We visited the independent Thornton's Budgens in Belsize Park, London. This report highlights how the retailer is committed to servicing its community and driving change for a sustainable future.