Europe 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

16/01/2020
Morrisons Canning Town is one of the most important and on trend store openings of 2019. An imaginative fusion of urban supermarket and food for now destination, it also pushes boundaries with its sustainability focus.
02/01/2020
We spend a day with Coop Norge, visiting some of their latest store concepts. The retailer is currently testing an unstaffed solution at one of its discount store Extra, in Oslo, a first in Norway. It continues to evolve and improve its assortment to align with shopper needs and the market trends.
18/12/2019
We visited a hypermarket, Stora Coop, in Bromma to see how Coop Sverige has invested in the store to drive differentiation, in-store excellence and footfall. We were impressed with the sustainable initiatives and use of technology.
17/12/2019
We visited Carrefour Evere to see first-hand how the hypermarket has been developed as part of its 2022 transformation plan.
13/12/2019
Mega Image launched its latest concept, Fresh Bazar, in July 2019. The pilot store focuses on fresh food and healthy eating. We visited the new format to see how the retailer has created a differentiated, modern look and feel, while maximising its use of space.
09/12/2019
During a recent research trip to Sweden, we visited ICA's four formats; Maxi ICA Stormarknad (hypermarket), ICA Kvantum (supermarket), ICA Supermarket (supermarket) and ICA Nära (convenience). We were impressed by how the retailer is tailoring its offer to win shoppers.
28/11/2019
Norwegian discounter Kiwi has just opened one of the most sustainable stores in the world and aims at setting new standards. This is a must-see to understand what the discount store of the future could look like.
19/11/2019
On 6 November 2019, Jumbo opened its first store in Belgium, located in Pelt. We visited the new store to see how the retailer has adapted its supermarket formula in line with the Belgian market.
13/11/2019
We recently visited NorgesGruppen-owned Meny CC Vest in Oslo, Norway. The store provides great examples of best-in-class service counter execution, fresh food solutions and food waste reduction initiatives. It combines these elements to create a destination experience and drive differentiation.
13/11/2019
Supeco strikes a balance between being a discounter and a wholesaler. In 2019 it opened the first in Bucharest. The store showcases the banner’s core strategic priorities of offering competitive prices, on single or multiple items, curating the assortment to cover families' and B2B customers' needs and operating a model that provides a pricing structure for these distinct shopper bases too.