Central & Eastern Europe 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.

Presentations

21/04/2022
We look at how Mega Image has been reinventing itself as an upmarket, convenience-driven proximity concept to fill the niche between the country’s growing discounters, hypermarkets and evolving local retailers.
19/04/2022
Understand how local discount hero Biedronka is evolving its proposition to be closer to the supermarket channel in Poland.
13/04/2022
Carrefour Romania's increased focus on fresh and organic ranges, a stronger emphasis on local anchoring and a quick rollout of ecommerce is helping it compete in the country. We went in-store to see how the retailer is evolving its offer to maximise the opportunity provided by its one-stop proposition.
30/03/2022
Romania-based, local champion Profi has risen through the ranks of the market’s leading retailers in recent years.
22/03/2022
Lewiatan is one of the few domestic Polish retailers that is doing well, despite the strong discount competition in the country.
04/03/2022
We take a look inside the latest Lidl store openings in Poland to understand how the discounter is successfully developing its sales concept against local hero Biedronka.
15/02/2022
Lidl, in its 2020/2021 financial year, grew to become the market leader in Romania. Lidl has achieved its success by positioning itself as a modern, local supermarket with German roots.
08/02/2022
Kaufland in Romania features the most innovative sales concepts amongst all international Kaufland operations.
07/12/2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed most of our travel plans in 2020, there has been no shortage of new store concepts. We highlight 50 new food retail and drugstore concepts that are set to inspire store developments in 2021 and beyond.
24/07/2020
Carrefour Poland is investing in its offer by using technology to explore new formats, and by introducing concepts tried and tested in other markets. In 2019, the retailer opened its first unstaffed store, Carrefour Express, and launched its first organic-only store in Poland, under the Carrefour Bio banner. We visited both stores to observe the potential added value they give the Polish market.