United Kingdom 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.

Presentations

15/10/2020
In this first look report we explore key elements of the newly opened Next Beauty and Home store in Intu, Watford. The store opened on 2nd October and offers shoppers a range of premium beauty brands across skincare, fragrances and cosmetics. The launch of Next’s beauty halls comes after its successful online premium beauty business and it plans to roll out more stores before Christmas.
12/10/2020
A ‘new generation’ motorway service area is the location for Sourced Market’s travel hub expansion and first store outside London
16/06/2020
In this first look report we take you through key elements of the newly opened Lidl Tottenham Court Road store. The store opened on 30th April and marks a key point in the Lidl’s journey towards greater expansion in London, with its most central store yet.
03/06/2020
We visited Asda’s Edinburgh Jewel store to see how the retailer is further enhancing its customer offer. The store showcases elements of the latest format thinking from Asda, featuring a number of trial concepts, and demonstrating the retailer’s focus on ‘test and learn’ partnerships.
29/05/2020
We visited the independent Thornton's Budgens in Belsize Park, London. This report highlights how the retailer is committed to servicing its community and driving change for a sustainable future.
28/05/2020
We visited Booker's well-established depot in Swindon to see how the wholesaler platforms its product and service offer to meet B2B needs across a mixed urban and rural catchment.
26/02/2020
We visited Central England Co-op's new store in Belper, Derbyshire. See how the retailer is evolving its design at this community-focused store.
20/02/2020
We recently visited Home Bargains’ flagship store in Liverpool. The branch opened in November 2019 and highlights the retailer’s direction of development, adding more features to widen its offering and broaden its appeal.
11/02/2020
Asda's is testing numerous technologies at Stevenage to improve the customer experience and make the store more efficient to operate. In this report we showcase six technologies - 3D hologram projectors, automated click & collect, availability cameras, a customer engagement intercom, Scan and Go Mobile and high impact digital screens.
06/02/2020
We visited Co-op’s third ‘on-the-go’ store to see the new concepts that Co-op had introduced, particularly the execution of its new partnerships with Yo! for sushi and iSqueeze for self-serve fresh juice