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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
Hofer, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hofer, Ljubljana, Slovenia
In this report we take you inside a newly remodelled and expanded store in Slovenia’s capital city that demonstrates Hofer's latest modern approach. ...
Apr 2017


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


Trader Joe’s, Chicago, US
Trader Joe’s, Chicago, US
We visited Trader Joe’s in Chicago to learn more about the retailer and how it has created a unique proposition in the competitive US market. ...
Dec 2016


Aldi, Eastcote, UK
Aldi, Eastcote, UK
We visited this new Aldi city store to discover latest thinking for this high street format and what Aldi has in store for its estate going ...
Oct 2016


Aldi USA, Southern California
Aldi USA, Southern California
Earlier this year Aldi opened the first of 45 planned stores for California as part of its accelerated US expansion plans. We review the retailer’s contemporary ...
Aug 2016


ALDI, Manly Wharf, Sydney, Australia
ALDI, Manly Wharf, Sydney, Australia
Aldi at Manly Wharf showcases the retailer’s new format in Australia. As a world first for Aldi, it shows how the retailer is developing its in-store ...
Jun 2016


Aldi Future store, Munich, Germany
Aldi Future store, Munich, Germany
Following a meeting and store tour with a regional director of operations, we report on Aldi Süd’s new concept store in Eglharting, on the outskirts of ...
May 2016


New Aldi Nord store concept
New Aldi Nord store concept
Following decades of a hard discount strategy, Aldi Nord may soften its discount concept in the future.  This store we visited has been recently refurbished. It ...
Sep 2015


Aldi, Cheltenham, Melbourne, Australia
Aldi, Cheltenham, Melbourne, Australia
Aldi Cheltenham is one of the discounter's latest stores in Australia and showcases how the retailer’s latest initiatives are helping it attract new shoppers and build ...
Apr 2015


Aldi, Hatfield and North Finchley, UK
Aldi, Hatfield and North Finchley, UK
We visited two different Aldi stores in London to see how the discounter is enhancing the existing estate while focusing on growing its city store format. ...
Sep 2014


Aldi, Dunstable
Aldi, Dunstable
This store in Dunstable is typical for the Aldi estate and demonstrates why the discounters had such a strong Christmas and continue to attract more shoppers ...
Jan 2014


Aldi Sud, Melbourne, Australia
Aldi Sud, Melbourne, Australia
We visited Aldi Süd in Point Cook, Melbourne, to see how the discounter is communicating its core principles of quality and value, while successfully tailoring its ...
May 2013


Aldi Nord, Marburg, Germany
Aldi Nord, Marburg, Germany
As Aldi Nord continues it modernization programme, we visited its new format Marburg store to learn more about the improvements in range and in-store environment that ...
May 2013


Aldi, Atherstone, UK
Aldi, Atherstone, UK
We visited Aldi’s Atherstone store to learn more about the latest initiatives behind the discounter's recent success. ...
Dec 2012


Aldi, North Sydney, Australia
Aldi, North Sydney, Australia
This store is located in the busy commercial area of North Sydney, and showcases Aldi’s latest thinking in terms of store format, ranging and shopper communication. ...
Oct 2012


Aldi Nord, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Aldi Nord, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Castrop-Rauxel is a key store opening for Aldi Nord. Significant investment has been made to modernise the in-store experience and to develop variety in range. This ...
May 2012


Aldi Sud, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Aldi Sud, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Alongside regular bakery shelving, Aldi Süd features an innovative automatic vending machine for freshly baked bread. IGD visited this store in April 2011. ...
May 2011


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