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

14/03/2019
We summarise a number of consistent themes from stores in Guangzhou, looking at how retailers are looking to win in this strategic tier 1 city.
11/03/2019
We visited BP's latest Wild Bean Café development to see how it is pushing the boundaries of what a forecourt food-to-go offer can deliver, while remaining true to the needs of its core customer base.
14/02/2019
Despite its heritage in large format stores, Jumbo is building an innovative convenience format that targets convenience missions, but also meets a wider range of shopper needs. Jumbo City builds synergies with La Place to elevate the bakery, coffee and smoothie offer, combining this with the retailer's traditional strength in core grocery ranges to create a store that meets multiple missions.
13/02/2019
Delhaize's Fresh Atelier format provides inspiration on how retailers can target on the move and convenience-oriented shoppers in high footfall, urban locations. See how the retailer offers a wide range of food-to-go options, while maintaining efficiency and profitability.
29/01/2019
See how Applegreen has evolved forecourts into convenience stores with mini food halls.
24/01/2019
We assess five Circle K convenience stores in Hong Kong to better understand how the retailer is flexing its offer to target shoppers.
14/01/2019
We visited this Simple Mart store to see how the retailer is appealing to neighbourhood shoppers through range, private label, imported goods and simple prices.
05/12/2018
We highlight five themes that are contributing to 7-Eleven’s ongoing success in Guangzhou.
27/11/2018
Lawson Japan has three main formats, we review how the retailer differentiates its offer and looks to target multiple convenience missions.
26/11/2018
Costcutter Kirton shows how the symbol group is taking insight into action to create best practice in local convenience retailing.