China 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

08/12/2020
Opened in June 2019, it is an omnichannel discount store with award-winning interior design. The store also benefits from appealing range, strong promotions and value-added services.
26/11/2020
This revamped hypermarket store provides a one-stop service of eating, drinking, playing and shopping. It is also a trial store for Walmart China’s latest innovations, where cutting edge technologies such as smart trolleys, AI powered self-service scales and lockers are being tested.
15/10/2020
Dongguan is an important industrial city, historically a manufacturing hub for many businesses in China. This report summarises some of the key highlights from stores that we have visited.
30/09/2020
We visited Carrefour Boutique, an upmarket concept store opened in March 2020 in Beijing, that demonstrates how the retailer is driving the business forward under the new management of Suning.
28/07/2020
Meiyijia is one of the fastest growing convenience chains in China. This report highlights best practice from stores in Guangdong province, with retailer context considered.
04/06/2020
We were invited by SPAR International to spend a day with SPAR China and its local partner SPAR Guangdong, visiting its business in Dongguan in south China.
08/04/2020
We highlight some of the key improvements seen at two newly renovated Mannings stores in Shenzhen, China.
23/03/2020
Opened in April 2019, Carrefour Wangfujing is the retailer’s latest premium concept store. In this report, we will take a look at how this store epitomises the current trend of retailers expanding through compact formats and making shopping trips simpler, faster and more convenient than before.
10/03/2020
We highlight five themes that are contributing to 7-Eleven’s ongoing success in Shenzhen.
20/01/2020
Suguo is a retail chain owned by China Resources Vanguard. We visited its flagship store in Nanjing to learn how this unconventional hypermarket reinvents itself in the digital era.