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.

Videos

See all our store visit videos here.

06/06/2022
See inside our pick for June's store of the month, Shell Select, Fulham, UK, Shell's first electric vehicle only station in the UK.
28/02/2022
See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK. It is the retailer’s first checkout-free store in the UK.
05/01/2022
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, Asda, Milton Keynes, UK. See how the new flagship store has been transformed from a functional hypermarket to a leisure oriented retail destination.
25/05/2021
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Eataly, London, UK. Be inspired by how the retailer attracts shoppers back into the City of London with its amazing counters, fresh ingredients and open kitchens.

Presentations

15/11/2022
See Asda’s first standalone convenience store, located in Sutton Coldfield, UK, as it attempts to forge a presence in the sector.
15/11/2022
See Aldi’s latest thinking on categories, private label, promotions, merchandising, fixtures, checkout solutions and in-store comms.
19/10/2022
The MediaCity store provides access to shopper groups central to Co-op’s ‘Pure Convenience’ strategy, where Co-op can rapidly trial and assess initiatives before wider roll-out.
22/08/2022
See how Waitrose in Bath is shedding light on issues such as availability, merchandising, general merchandise and HFSS.
18/08/2022
We profile the recently refurbished Welcome, Sholing store, showcasing the investment made in look and feel, digital tech and dispensing to see how this forecourt store has been reshaped to create a destination for impulse, food-to-go and top-up shopping.
17/08/2022
At 50,000 sq. ft., Sainsbury’s Aylesbury Gatehouse was one of the largest of the retailer’s four supermarkets to open in the 2021/22 financial year.
26/07/2022
We went in store to see how Aldi has evolved its Local format as it opened its 10th store under the banner.
12/07/2022
An initial impression of the rebuilt Morrisons in Clacton incorporating plenty of sustainability innovation and the retailer’s latest thinking on food-to-go, local sourcing, HFSS and merchandising.
07/07/2022
Tesco Kensington is the retailer’s best central London superstore. The store reflects its surroundings in an affluent catchment, providing a strong focus on counters and meal solutions along with a significant food-to-go range and a focus on speciality ingredients to meet the needs of the local population. We visited it to see how Tesco is incorporating its strategy into its stores to win.
24/06/2022
In 2018, Sainsbury's looked to take on Boots and Superdrug and become a beauty destination through its beauty transformation programme.