Netherlands 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

11/03/2019
We visited BP's latest Wild Bean Café development to see how it is pushing the boundaries of what a forecourt food-to-go offer can deliver, while remaining true to the needs of its core customer base.
06/03/2019
We visited this store in the south of the Netherlands on its opening day. Lidl continues to evolve its layout and tests new features for shoppers.
14/02/2019
Despite its heritage in large format stores, Jumbo is building an innovative convenience format that targets convenience missions, but also meets a wider range of shopper needs. Jumbo City builds synergies with La Place to elevate the bakery, coffee and smoothie offer, combining this with the retailer's traditional strength in core grocery ranges to create a store that meets multiple missions.
13/08/2018
We were so impressed with Albert Heijn’s new concept supermarket that it's been shortlisted for the 'IGD Store of the Year Award' at the IGD Awards 2018. Find out about what makes this store special, including its focus on fresh execution and digital integration.
30/07/2018
We visited this new concept Jumbo Foodmarkt supermarket in Utrecht. The concept has been taken to the next level with an elevated foodservice offer and excellent in-store execution throughout.
19/02/2018
With SPAR Netherlands targeting expansion through the SPAR City convenience banner, IGD was invited to visit a newly opened store in Utrecht. This aims to meet the needs of local shoppers, focusing on food-to-go, food-for-later and top-up shopping.
25/07/2017
We bring you a collection of stand-out stores from across Europe. These are our top selections from the stores we have seen so far in 2017.
02/05/2017
We visited the Albert Heijn XL in Purmerend to see how the retailer has evolved the concept from previous designs and added new elements that enable the concept to be more adaptable to shopper needs.
02/05/2017
The Albert Heijn to Go on the BP forecourt underlines the retailer’s excellence in small formats and the concept’s adaptability to suit different locations and shopper bases.
18/04/2017
We visited Jan Linders in Mill to understand how the retailer promotes its differences as a locally-based retailer that buys from its region and meets the needs of its shoppers.