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

16/03/2020
We highlight five areas that make Dch x Ztore different to typical stores operated by Dah Chong Hong.
10/03/2020
We highlight five themes that are contributing to 7-Eleven’s ongoing success in Shenzhen.
26/02/2020
We visited Central England Co-op's new store in Belper, Derbyshire. See how the retailer is evolving its design at this community-focused store.
06/02/2020
We visited Co-op’s third ‘on-the-go’ store to see the new concepts that Co-op had introduced, particularly the execution of its new partnerships with Yo! for sushi and iSqueeze for self-serve fresh juice
13/12/2019
Mega Image launched its latest concept, Fresh Bazar, in July 2019. The pilot store focuses on fresh food and healthy eating. We visited the new format to see how the retailer has created a differentiated, modern look and feel, while maximising its use of space.
10/12/2019
Welcome Southwater showcases a Southern Co-op franchise partner store, a package giving independent retailers regionally focused support backed with the national capability of the Co-op.
09/12/2019
During a recent research trip to Sweden, we visited ICA's four formats; Maxi ICA Stormarknad (hypermarket), ICA Kvantum (supermarket), ICA Supermarket (supermarket) and ICA Nära (convenience). We were impressed by how the retailer is tailoring its offer to win shoppers.
06/11/2019
We visited six stores in Poland and Romania to observe how the retailer's 'Vision 2025' strategy is manifesting on the shop floor.
10/10/2019
Tesco Lotus plans to open 750 new convenience stores in Thailand over the next three years. Its Ladprao 71 store serves as a model for the new look stores that will be rolled out, both in new and existing locations.
16/09/2019
SPAR Merrion Row is a long-standing reference point in Irish convenience retailing. Its recent renovation and upgrade has moved it on several levels further, and further strengthened what was already an impressive food-to-go focus.