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

08/12/2020
See inside Central England Co-op's new flagship store featuring its latest design thinking and new innovations launched by the retailer for the first time.
07/12/2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed most of our travel plans in 2020, there has been no shortage of new store concepts. We highlight 50 new food retail and drugstore concepts that are set to inspire store developments in 2021 and beyond.
03/12/2020
In 2018, discounter Dia launched the convenience-orientated banner Dia&Go with the aim to better cater for top-up missions and drive sales growth again. We recently visited a store in Madrid where we noticed the latest development in terms of products and display. The store also features the brand new private label Al Punto for food-to-go products.
25/11/2020
In November 2020 Aldi Süd opened its largest store ever in Germany with a footprint of nearly 2,000 sq m . It features an enhanced bakery, am improved fresh produce area, Infarm vertical farming units and electronic shelf labels.
20/11/2020
We visited one of Aldi's new generation of stores in the Spanish Capital. The new store maintains the distinctive no-frills discount feel, whilst enhancing their design and the fresh food categories.
12/11/2020
Carrefour Madrid Sur benefits from the retailer's current aggressive promotional strategy and comprehensive private label offer. These elements add to Carrefour's sustained investment in its fresh produce proposition, which is required to drive footfall.
05/11/2020
We visited one of Lidl's busiest store in Madrid, which sees more than 25,000 weekly shoppers. Being one of the largest stores in Spain, it stocks a range of more than 2,200 SKUs, 90% of which are private label products
04/11/2020
See in-store at Spain's market leader, Mercadona. We visited its supermaket in the affluent Castellana area in Madrid to see first-hand its latest store model and up to date range of services, including a recently expanded ready-to-eat section.
03/11/2020
Launching amid the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, Morrisons first standalone Market Kitchen store is an impressive and inspiring concept. It will set new expectations for how to combine a high quality and innovative foodservice operation within a compact supermarket format.
27/10/2020
Asda is testing numerous sustainability initiatives at its Middleton Store. Asda will use the Middleton store to test and learn which elements of this trial store appeal most to customers, and therefore can be developed at scale to be rolled out to more locations in 2021. In this report we look at some of the key features and fixtures of the store.