A focus on fresh food at the convenience supermarket - Giant Heirloom Market, Philadelphia

In the centre of Philadelphia, USA, Ahold Delhaize the grocery retailer has opened the first outlet of its new city supermarket called Giant Heirloom Market. The new design concept is the result of twelve months of consumer research with loca...
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Convenience and flexibility in supermarket design at REWE, Germany

The supermarket sector has been somewhat static over the past couple of years, with little of the groundbreaking innovation since the beginning of the 2000s. So it is very refreshing to see REWE in Germany injecting some passion into sup...
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Supermarket design and innovation inside Hema and Loblaws, the rise of the in-store app

The supermarket sector has been somewhat static over the past ten years, with little of the groundbreaking innovation in the UK and in parts of Europe since the beginning of the 2000s. This is certainly the case in the UK. The...
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Convenience, flexibility, and convergence of cutting edge technology in supermarket design

Retailers in the USA announced plans to close more than 9,300 stores in 2019, more than any other year in recent retail history. The situation in China is completely different, where Internet giants are breathing new life into physical stores, inc...
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A new supermarket market concept for Magnit in Moscow

Magnit is the number 1 retailer in Russia as measured by the number of stores & geographical coverage, with 14,507 convenience stores, 467 supermarkets. It is a convenience food store discount retailer, next to residential buildings...
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Some of the supermarket trends we predict for 2020

"Simplifying apps, evolving in-store dining and expanding micro-fulfilment will be actively pursued by grocery retailers in the year ahead", says Campbell Rigg. Is small the new Superstore? We are observing a decrease in t...
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How can retailers and design agencies best connect technology with shoppers?

Here are three issues that the retailer and their design agency face. Offers and discounts are top of the list of many growth strategies. Mobile shoppers are savvy about seeking deals and discounts, and retailers are paying attention. Ma...
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Several ways grocery retailers & technology are elevating the store experience

Alibaba is rapidly expanding its new offline retail store, Hema, throughout China. The tech giant has grown its brick-and-mortar supermarket to 100 stores over the last year. Hema is the next generation retail experience and brainchild o...
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The Future of Supermarket design

In recent news articles posted on this site, our insight has focused on Amazon Go, Wholefoods, Albert Heijn, Gooz and what the supermarket itself may look like in years to come. It’s been a game-changing decade for the industry and...
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Amazon Go and food retail design

Amazon is laying the groundwork to bring its checkout-free grocery store "Amazon Go" to America and Europe, as the Seattle based online giant steps up efforts to enter the global food market. Amazon Go deliberately avoid using...
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Branding and Hypermarket design trends Albert Heijn

When Albert Heijn XL opened its doors in Eindhoven, we saw a completely renewed retail hypermarket brand concept, full of technological innovations. The XL is a big megastore with a world of food, colour, theatre and smell. It is lively and f...
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Fresh food convenience store design consultant

For anyone who likes good food from convenience stores, we follow the latest food trends when designing these formats. We seek to work with the best retailers, food bloggers, suppliers and engineers to anticipate where the consumer demand and tren...
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