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Market leader EDEKA is justifiably regarded as one of European grocery’s great innovators, its independent retailers opening some fantastic new formats across the country. This concept store, opened in 2018, offers an extensive award-winning produce section, sushi counter, innovative health & beauty department, juice bar and excellent wine section. 

Operated by an independent retailer under the HIT umbrella, this supermarket was very recently renovated and houses many innovations, including handmade sushi, smoothie dispenser, pineapple machine, frozen yoghurt bar, salad bar, and wine-sampling station. The store is spread over two floors, with excellent food counters and a children’s play area on the lower level. 

This iconic Berlin landmark began life as a 1950s office building. Soon rechristened the Bikinihaus by locals, it has been overhauled over the last decade to become a must-visit attraction in the city. Today, the building is home to 44 stores, 13 restaurants and the Kantini food court featuring 14 international food counters – making it an ideal lunch destination during the store tour. 

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Described by industry experts IGD as a store that “incorporates all of the retailer’s latest thinking,” this REWE supermarket – located in a former market hall - is large and spacious, with low-level fixtures creating compelling sight lines across the fresh area. It incorporates some new and interesting features to differentiate it, including state-of-the-art food counters, an instore poké bar, automatic touch-controlled fridge doors and a wine-tasting section. 

Nominated by the German Trade Association HDE as Store of the Year 2019, and winner of the POPAI Award 2019, this store saw PENNY – one of Germany’s leading discounters – cooperate with local street artists to create a truly unique store concept. The highly localised store also includes real crash barriers, street lamps from the 1970s and original Berlin street dustbins, coming together to create a genuine one-of-a-kind experience. 

With over 60,000 square metres of selling space and more than 380,000 articles available, KaDeWe is the second largest department store in Europe after Harrods in London.

It attracts 50,000 visitors every day. Its sixth floor houses a food hall and wide array of restaurants. It has around 110 cooks and 40 bakers and confectioners supplying more than 30 gourmet counters. 

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This is a world-famous bike store with a colossal range of bikes, scooters, ebikes & equipment. The 16,000 square metre store – in a former slaughterhouse – includes a test track for customers to try out bikes and a workshop for repairs. Founded in the 1930s, the company is still family-run by the third generation and, with 20 stores, is Germany’s largest bicycle retailer. 

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