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Top stores to visit in 2022

Our new study ‘Top stores to visit in 2022’ showcases 60 global stores that are pushing the boundaries and driving our industry forward. Stores have been selected that align with the five themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.

Europe: 10 challenges facing the supermarket channel

In this presentation, we look at 10 challenges currently facing the supermarket channel in Europe and how retailers are working to overcome these.

Packaging free: the global opportunity

Study why refillable packaging is important for retailers and suppliers and understand who is championing dry food refillable concepts and who is extending into liquid refillable formats. 

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Inside Asda’s new flagship store

See how Asda has transformed its largest supercentre into an immersive retail and leisure destination.

Inside Toronto's new stores

We’ve been to Toronto to understand how the retail landscape is changing as pandemic restrictions ease and hybrid working becomes the norm and see how retailers are adapting their format development plans in one of the most diverse cities globally.

25 stores shaping the future of retail in North America

We highlight 25 new stores, or set to open, from North America, which bring to life the eight key trends shaping format development in the region.

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Despite the uncertainty and complexity created by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 18 months, retailers across Europe have continued to focus on and invest in store innovation to meet the changing demands of the shopper.

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We visited a new FairPrice Finest and Giant that opened late last year, plus a refurbished CS Fresh in to check out the latest developments at leading retailers in Singapore. CS Fresh Katong i12 CS Fresh is Dairy Farm’s premier banner. The retailer does not plan any new stores under the banner but has been revamping selected Cold Storage stores into CS Fresh. In this latest upgrade, the ret...
AEON has announced a plan to open 100 compact supermarkets under the Maxvalu banner by 2025 in Vietnam Larger store format MaxValu currently operates four Vietnam stores in Hanoi. The new stores will include a larger store format with over 500 sq m floor space.  In addition, AEON Group's subsidiary, AEON Mall, aims to expand its network from six to 16 by 2025. More diverse business in 20...
Central Food Retail, which operates Tops market in Thailand, has launched 3 new stores in Si Racha, Ayuttha and Jas Green Village. The retailer has also launched a new bakery shop called The Baker at both Tops Market and Central Food Hall. New stores in December 2021 The 3 new top stores are introduced to help Tops Market stand out with modern and lifestyle-centric services. Source:...

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