Convenience store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.


See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, GRIDSERVE, UK. We look at how the world’s first solely electric forecourt provides a strong retail offer and useful facilities for customers whose dwell time will be much longer than the current refuelling pitstop.


We visited Family Shopper, Booker’s discount focused symbol store to see how the wholesaler has created a fascia which blends elements of the convenience and discount channels
We explore how SPAR Ireland is driving format innovation with new formats across food-to-go and convenience. 
Rewe has developed its Rewe to go format to target on-the-go shoppers, meeting a range of missions by offering a wide range of products, including a strong assortment of core grocery items, but with specific focus on food-to-go and fresh.
We visited ICA’s new convenience format to understand how the retailer is exploiting services to drive footfall
We spent the day with Scotmid in Edinburgh to look at how the retailer is segmenting its estate. The presentation covers Barnton, one of the retailers upmarket stores and Prestonpans, the retailers trial value format.
We visited two of McColl’s Retail Group’s convenience stores in north London to see how the retailer is evolving its convenience strategy, and what the supply chain deal with Nisa means for the retailer.
We take a look at how this novel Dublin convenience store takes is tailored to local shopping missions and excels at food-on-the-go, while also supporting local suppliers.

Woolloomooloo is one of four new urban concept stores that Woolworths has launched across Australia in 2013. We visited the store to examine the initiatives that make this such an innovative format and to see how the retailer is aiming to maximise the store's appeal in this inner urban location.


Takeley represents an exciting iteration of the One Stop model. A clear focus on fresh and the introduction of a bakery highlight the direction the business is moving.


Albert Heijn’s strong recent focus on convenience comes together in this latest innovative store format, targeted at meeting distinct shopper missions. We reveal how the format is evolving with the new Albert Heijn to go.