Western 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

24/03/2021
Representing a striking break from established Iceland formats, we explore Iceland's new Swift concept with its innovative approach to integrating frozen categories within an effective, broad-based convenience range.
15/03/2021
We explore key elements of Sainsbury's new Neighbourhood Hub format. The new stores are a food-led extension of the retailer's convenience offer and are set up to serve longer missions due to their size and location.
09/03/2021
See inside Amazon's first convenience store offering its Just Walk Out Technology, used in its Go format, outside of the US. Key features include an easy shopping experience, the retailer's new private label range, by Amazon, and a focus on convenience missions.
02/02/2021
See the latest in-store development from the retailer in France, including several digital solutions and COVID-19 related investment. Understand how it is enhancing the discount shopping experience in its newly opened stores.
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.