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Store Visits

Each year our analysts visit dozens of stores across the globe to bring you in-depth store visit reports. Each of the following store visit feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts.

Store Visits
Top discount stores to see in 2017
Top discount stores to see in 2017
We have created this report to bring you a collection of stand-out discount stores from across the globe. Read on to discover why you must see ...
Feb 2017


Lidl, Madrid, Spain
Lidl, Madrid, Spain
This newly refurbished store is an example of Lidl Spain’s larger store of the future format, incorporating eco-friendly features and stand-out categories. ...
Oct 2016


Kaufland, Frankfurt, Germany
Kaufland, Frankfurt, Germany
Discount retailer Kaufland recently opened a new hypermarket in Frankfurt, Germany. We visited the store, showcasing the standout areas. ...
Mar 2016


Lidl, Rushden: store of the future
Lidl, Rushden: store of the future
Lidl announced its ‘store of the future’ concept in November 2015. Days later, the discounter opened the first of its new-look stores in Rushden, Northamptonshire. ...
Feb 2016


Lidl, Hamburg, Germany
Lidl, Hamburg, Germany
We visited three Lidl stores in high footfall locations within Hamburg’s city centre to see how the discounter is evolving ranges in its home country to ...
Sep 2015


Lidl, Letchworth, UK
Lidl, Letchworth, UK
We go inside Lidl’s new larger store format and assess how it creates new opportunities for growth. ...
Sep 2015


Lidl, Madrid, Spain
Lidl, Madrid, Spain
We go in-store at Lidl to see how the discounter is developing more supermarket characteristics in Spain. ...
Jul 2015


Lidl, Dusseldorf, Germany
Lidl, Dusseldorf, Germany
We've been in-store to see how Lidl is changing its approach in its domestic market. ...
Apr 2015


Who is driving growth in Croatia?
Who is driving growth in Croatia?
Konzum has refurbished its stores and invested into private label product development, while Metro Group’s Metro Cash&Carry has launched e-commerce and Lidl has clearly pursued its ...
Feb 2015


Lidl City Concept, Germany
Lidl City Concept, Germany
Lidl has been testing a new store concept in the basement of a department store in Cologne high street. The Lidl City store has a premium ...
Oct 2014


Lidl, Czech Republic
Lidl, Czech Republic
Lidl’s discount store concept is blurring with the supermarket concept in Central and Eastern Europe. This report shows how Lidl tailored its store concept to local ...
Aug 2014


Lidl, Frankfurt, Germany
Lidl, Frankfurt, Germany
The domestic German market remains the most important for Lidl, accounting for c.45% of its total turnover worldwide. We visited this city centre store in Frankfurt ...
May 2013


Lidl, Dortmund, Germany
Lidl, Dortmund, Germany
We visited Lidl in Dortmund to take a first hand look at the discounter’s latest thinking in store format. The key trends that we spotted include ...
May 2012


Lidl, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Lidl, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Lidl in Frankfurt am Main features the new in-store bakery which offers a wide variety of traditional loaves, baguettes and sweet products. IGD visited this store ...
May 2011


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