Hypermarkets and supermarkets 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.



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See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, Meny Langenæs. It’s an impressive store that raises the bar in terms of providing a quality experience. The execution in wine, coffee, and meal solutions is best-in-class.
See inside our pick for August’s store of the month, Dom’s Kitchen & Market in Chicago. It’s a beautiful store that showcases an incredible choice of products as well as a true integration of foodservice and retail.
See inside our pick for June’s store of the month. Be inspired by the store’s unique design, European-inspired food hall, and excellence in fresh.
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Checkers in Paarl, South Africa. It features many innovative and creative display solutions and a strong emphasis on fresh food, bringing excitement to the shopping experience.
See inside our pick for April’s store of the month, Homeplus Mega Food Market in Seoul, South Korea. It has an impressive food-to-go range with great in-store dining options and a sensory approach to draw shoppers in. Be inspired by the store’s high impact execution and in-store theatre.
See inside our pick for February's store of the month, Edeka, Düsseldorf. Be inspired by the store’s stunning design and outstanding confectionery, service counters, and fresh offer.
See inside our pick for January's store of the month, Auchan, Cascais. It is an innovative take on the hypermarket concept. With progressive architecture and design, the store is a reminder that elegance and style can accentuate the food shopping experience.
See inside our pick for December's store of the month, Save-On-Foods, Coquitlam, Canada. It is a new innovative flagship store which showcases fresh foods at their best and raises the bar with its restaurant quality foodservice proposition.
See inside our pick for October's store of the month, Tesco Liffey Valley. Explore how Tesco has relocated categories and invested in fresh to drive improvements in shopper perception.
See inside our pick for September's store of the month, Lotte Zettaplex. It is a new store concept with many inspirational range areas and high impact execution. The format aims to provide unlimited choice for shoppers, providing reasons to encourage them back into large stores.
See inside our pick for August's store of the month, Naivas Foodmarket, Kenya. The new store concept is visually impressive, with a clear focus on fresh and enhanced store design.
See inside our pick for July's store of the month, Carulla FreshMarket, Medellín, Colombia. Be inspired by the store's exciting design which creates a memorable shopping experience, with a focus on sensory experiences, health, sustainability, AI technology, and exclusive third-party partnerships.
See inside our pick for March’s store of the month, Tops Market, Central Siracha, Thailand. It is an eco-friendly store based on a glasshouse concept – a first in the Siracha region.
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, Asda, Milton Keynes, UK. See how the new flagship store has been transformed from a functional hypermarket to a leisure oriented retail destination.


During a recent trip to Belgium, we visited six formats across Colruyt Group’s portfolio. This includes its discount, supermarket, organic-focused, and autonomous convenience formats. Understand each format in more detail including their different strategies and how they are meeting varied shopper needs.
Système U is one of France’s best-performing supermarket operators. See inside its Super U and Hyper U banner to understand how its strategic plan translates to the shop floor.
Fortinos Waterdown is a masterclass in experiential retail. Discover how the retailer has amplified its fresh and foodservice credentials at this flagship location.
Through its subsidiary, The Giant Company, and its Giant supermarket banner, Ahold Delhaize gives us a sense of the direction of travel for US supermarkets in the coming years.
In this report, we review all of the stores visited in Berlin in May 2023, and how retailers are aligning to the top five European trends we identified earlier this year. Retailers and suppliers can be inspired by the many initiatives displayed by German retailers in the capital.
A look inside Sainsbury’s most energy efficient store, recently opened in Hook
Discover the format that is spearheading Sobeys' push into urban locations.
Explore how 10 retailers, including Carrefour, Auchan, and Intermarché, in the French cities of Nantes and Rennes are creating excellence, competing on value, and meeting shopper demands with their stores in the two cities.
See how Tesco brought brands and private labels to life as part of its Summer Roadshow.
IGD recently visited the Edeka Center No. 1 store in Steglitz, Berlin, which was designed by the Schweitzer Group. We were impressed by how well it aligns with our Store of the Future 2030 model, with a truly great and experiential store. One of our favourites of 2023, we highly recommend visiting.