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

23/10/2020
Alcampo City Madrid Río shows off Auchan's latest compact hypermarket thinking in Spain. We visited the store recently to see how the retailer has adapted its selling space to maximise its fresh offer and combine a mix of value-focused initiatives and premium products to differentiate it from local competitors.
12/10/2020
A ‘new generation’ motorway service area is the location for Sourced Market’s travel hub expansion and first store outside London
03/09/2020
An overview of the latest concept from Carrefour's discount banner Supeco. We visited a store in Madrid where the discounter creates differenciation thanks to its unique model, mixing food discount and cash and carry concepts.
27/07/2020
Albert Heijn's new concept supermarket launched in March 2020 during a local lockdown. Explore how it adapted for success amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how ranging, private label and digitalisation will set it apart in the future.
06/07/2020
Exploring Mercadona's latest in-store developments, including the enhanced food-to-go section and its focus on efficiency. Furthermore, we analyse the retailer’s main strategies to maintain growth and market share. Separately, we highlight how it has adapted and implemented safety measures in all its stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
30/06/2020
We visited one of the newly converted Netto stores in the north of France and were really impressed by the new and upgraded in-store environment. This is a great example showing how the discount channel continues to evolve to better align with shoppers' needs and appeal to a broader audience.
25/06/2020
We visited a selection of Aldi and Lidl stores in Switzerland to explore each retailers' latest initiatives. This report will give you an overview of the latest in-store innovations and developments from the discounters.
15/06/2020
The dutch variety discounter is growing rapidly across Europe and continues to evolve its grocery assortment. We visited several stores in Madrid and Paris where the retailer's strengths around seasonal events and beauty products were clear.
03/06/2020
We visited Asda’s Edinburgh Jewel store to see how the retailer is further enhancing its customer offer. The store showcases elements of the latest format thinking from Asda, featuring a number of trial concepts, and demonstrating the retailer’s focus on ‘test and learn’ partnerships.
29/05/2020
We visited the independent Thornton's Budgens in Belsize Park, London. This report highlights how the retailer is committed to servicing its community and driving change for a sustainable future.