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.

Videos

21/12/2021
See inside our pick for December’s store of the month, Carrefour Flash, Paris, France. Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in partnership with AiFi with the promise is to “shop in 10 seconds, pay in 10 seconds”
22/11/2021
See inside our pick for November’s store of the month, PBX, Stockholm, Sweden. Reitan Convenience has made one of its 'largest investments ever', by opening PBX, its sustainable convenience store of the future.
01/07/2021
See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, K-Citymarket, Tammisto, Finland. The retailer aims to have “the most customer-oriented food stores with store-specific business ideas”. The hypermarket has been refurbished to reflect its latest innovations and commitment to sustainability.

Presentations

10/01/2022
We visited a range of Migros’s stores across Switzerland, with this report highlighting three standout formats: Bridge, Gooods and Migrolino Fresh.
16/12/2021
Billa is experimenting with different formats and has opened a premium Billa Corso store, complete with a fully operational wine bar.
30/11/2021
This new store by INTERSPAR is in the Viennese Association of Banks’ former headquarters, a listed building in the first district of Vienna.
26/11/2021
Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in Paris with the promise to "shop in 10 seconds and pay in 10 seconds". No gates, no need of an app, just walk inside the store.
04/11/2021
We recently visited several stores across Germany to review the latest development and concepts.
25/10/2021
Edeka has been strengthening its one-stop shopping proposition in 2020 and 2021.
25/10/2021
We visited two stores in Germany to understand how Kaufland's ‘facelift initiative’ is seeing the retailer employ an upmarket design and clearer navigation to evolve and improve the shopping experience.
19/10/2021
In this report we look at Tesco’s latest cashierless store in Holborn, London, and how it is changing the way we shop, and the implications for retailers and brands.
08/10/2021
Auchan Spain's Alcampo.es hybrid pedestrian Drive / convenience store is part of the retailer's omnichannel strategy
28/09/2021
DIA is putting a great deal of hope in its new store concept, which was launched in Spain in late 2020. As it invests in its stores, offer and private label, DIA is evolving what the discount offer provides and the range of missions it can meet for shoppers.