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

13/01/2020
We visited Tesco's store in Calne, Wiltshire. The store showcases important elements of the latest format thinking from Tesco. As well as its striking design and standout fresh zone, highlights include bakery, food-to-go and impressive counters.
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.
10/12/2019
Welcome Southwater showcases a Southern Co-op franchise partner store, a package giving independent retailers regionally focused support backed with the national capability of the Co-op.
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.
21/10/2019
This flagship store is located in the centre of Düsseldorf. The store combines a high-quality supermarket offer with a large selection of eat in and food-to-go options to create a destination proposition.
21/10/2019
We visited Salling Group's banners, Bilka, Netto and føtex, to see how the retailer is tailoring its strategy by format. The stores showcase the retailer's latest thinking in terms of design, shopper missions and local trends.
16/10/2019
We visited the first Ali supermarket store in Bologna to see how the retailer was using its strengths in the quality of its service and products to make itself known in the highly competitive market.