Spar UK 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

14/08/2019
Blakemore Retail has used this brownfield site to create a multi-brand retail, food-to-go and sit down destination for local residents and transient customers.
08/07/2019
We visited Henderson Group’s new ‘In-Transit’ store concept to see how it is taking its offer to new heights. See how the retailer is merging foodservice innovation with retail execution to deliver on a number of important shopper missions.
09/11/2018
A selection of great convenience stores.
06/06/2018
Our guide to a sample of great stores in SPAR’s Northern Guild.
13/02/2018
To our mind Bishop's Stortford is the best yet realisation of the Eat17 vision, combining retail and street food to create a compelling venue for food shopping and dining.
28/11/2017
SPAR/daily Deli Aldridge showcases SPAR UK's in-house developed food-to-go concept, bringing new breadth to its format capability in targeting the day-long needs of eat-now shopper missions.
05/12/2016
We look at how this highly successful SPAR retailer has raised the bar to deliver a brand new quality community shopping experience.
21/10/2016
We’ve loved the ambition and innovation in Eat 17’s two London stores, so we had to check out Whitstable to see what they can bring to this highly promising location.
26/11/2015
SPAR Brockley, in the Borough of Lewisham, South East London, is one of the latest additions to the A.F. Blakemore & Son estate. Previously a Nisa store, the offer now in SPAR has changed drastically, enabling local customers to fulfil a range of shopping missions.
12/11/2015
We recently visited a couple of Henderson Group stores, trading under the SPAR banner, to see best-in-class convenience retailing in two very different formats and locations.