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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.

 

Presentations

16/11/2020
Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.
07/10/2020
We visit Loughborough to trial Aldi’s new click and collect grocery service, and consider what might come next for the discounter as it develops its ecommerce offer.
03/07/2019
We visited the first of Amazon’s new Clicks and Mortar pop-up store concept, aimed at helping up-and-coming online brands grow their offline presence, reinvigorating high street shopping, whilst demonstrating how Amazon’s Marketplace supports new and innovative businesses.
17/06/2019
We recently visited Giant Direct, powered by Peapod, Ahold Delhaize's new dark store concept. Offering both home delivery and click and collect options we look at how this fits into the retailer's broader ecommerce strategy and the benefits it delivers.
25/04/2019
We visited six Migros Turk stores in Istanbul to see how the retailer is operating across its supermarket and convenience formats. In our visits we observed how it implements its strategic priorities in-store, focusing on three pillars; unrivalled service quality, rich product diversity and prices that contribute to families’ budgets. We also highlight initiatives in its growing ecommerce service, an area of increasing focus for the retailer.
09/01/2019
Carrefour China's newest smart store shows us what the future of retail in China could look like.
31/05/2018
A key goal for the Walmart business is to integrate its physical and digital operations. The retailer is looking to lead change in the retail sector through innovative new concepts. With the aim of becoming a leader in the omnichannel business by 2024 in Mexico. We recently visited one of these impressive new concept stores in Mexico City.
30/05/2018
We recently visited Target’s flagship store concept in Minneapolis to see how the retailer is repositioning its stores as distribution hubs and enabling its vision of being ‘America’s easiest place to shop’.
21/10/2016
Following its renovation in 2015, Carrefour has created an urban, food-focused hypermarket in the Euralille shopping centre. Its highlights include the connected trolley, regional ranges, the fresh marketplace, and food-to-go area.

We visited the store, in Lille, to understand how Carrefour is driving innovation in its hypermarkets.
17/10/2016
We visited this new Aldi city store to discover latest thinking for this high street format and what Aldi has in store for its estate going forward.