Europe retail tour
Open date

About tour

Retail Tour to the Europe suggests the group to 25 participants. It will include the first persons of companies: those who shape the business development strategy for the next few years, determine the company's investment priorities and examine new business opportunities.

  1. Owners and first persons of retail businesses, CEO, CIO, leaders of trading and distribution companies, who consider innovation, efficiency and service quality the key to success.
  2. First persons wishing to gain long-term business contacts with the European trading networks.
  3. Сhief sales officers, logistics and technology directors, those looking for innovations.

Retail development in Europe. How does innovative retail work?

Germany (Stuttgart), France (Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Valence)

Approximate programm:

Day 1. Arrival. Start of a business visit. Dinner with the representatives of ERAI Germany.
Day 2. Meeting with the representatives of REWE supermarket managerial board. Visits and discussions of key development trends at Penny Markt and ALDI supermarkets. 
Day 3. Business visit to METRO supermarket. Visit to Alnatura organic food store. Porsche  Museum.
Day 4. Meeting with the LIDL supermarket management. Working visit to Organics food store and FEGRO/SELGROS supermarket.
Day 5. Meeting with the project head manager in ERAI LYON. Business visits to Carrefour, Casino Shopping, La Vie Claire stores.
Day 6. Visit to LIDL retail chain (comparison of development strategies in Germany and France), Easydis (Casino).
Day 7. Cultural program.

Included in tour: 

The price is formed on the principle of all-inclusive. It includes: full business program, economy class flight (business class is available as an optional add-on), 4-5 stars hotel staying, travel in France and Germany, two meals (breakfast and dinner), obtaining French and German visas, full translation during the meetings, insurance, intensive cultural program, information package, prompt response to any question and complete personal escort by the tour organizers!

You will visit
  • It is one of the largest international trade companies in the world with more than 2,200 stores in 32 countries of Europe, Africa and Asia. The company employs about 280,000 people of 180 different nationalities. 
  • REWE Group is a German diversified retail and tourism group based in Germany. Its current turnover is around 48 billion euros. It operates in 14 European countries and employs over 323,000 people in its trading and travel divisions.
  • It is the German chain of discount stores (trade margin - about 12%). It saves on retail space, equipment, staff, maintaining, however, a uniform level of service, quality of products and their assortment. In particular, the stores have no windows, a smaller selection of goods. 
  • It includes more than 4,500 branches over the world, being almost in all European countries and actively moving in the markets of Australia and the USA. Workforce consists of nearly more than 170 thousand employees. 
  • Carrefour S.A. (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁfuʁ]) is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, in Greater Paris. It is one of the largest hypermarket network in the world.
  • Selgros is the second largest Cash & Carry company in Europe.[citation needed] It is owned by Rewe Group. Before 2008 it was a joint venture between Rewe Group (50%) and Otto Group (50%).

Video introduction: 


Frequently Asked Questions

Past detailed programs: 

Silicon Valley program

US banking program

US retail program

Innovative Japan&China program

Questions-Targets list: 

Sample of the Questions list before the tour (from client)

Visits history: 

  • February, 9 - February, 18, 2014
    German retail tour
  • October, 28 - November, 3, 2013
    Tour to industrial companies of Japan.
  • October 21-27, 2013
    Silicon Valley management tour.
  • September 23-29, 2013
    US retail management tour
  • September 09-15, 2013
    Мanagement tour to US banking sector
 See full visit history here

Included in tour: 

The price is formed on the principle of all-inclusive.
The price includes:

  • Full business program
  • Economy class flight (optionally possible business class)
  • 5-4 stars hotel accommodation
  • Transportation within the country
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Visa assistance and invitation
  • Indonesian and English speaking assistant
  • Insurance
  • Intensive cultural program
  • Set of information and materials
  • Prompt response to any questions and complete personal assistance.