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

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.
20/04/2020
CP ALL, the operator of 7-Eleven in Thailand, has been adding 700 stores every year. We visit a new two-storey store in Bangkok to see its latest developments.
06/04/2020
In December 2019 Colombian retailer Grupo Éxito, part of the French Casino Group, opened its Carulla SmartMarket store concept in Bogotá, Colombia. This innovation lab, which is Colombia’s first smart supermarket, exhibits 30 pieces of innovative technology which enhance the customer experience.
06/04/2020
In this report we show you how Magnit is able to achive a turnaround in its like-for-like sales performance by evolving and adopitng its store format to fit the needs of each local shopper demography.