Booker 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

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.
28/05/2020
We visited Booker's well-established depot in Swindon to see how the wholesaler platforms its product and service offer to meet B2B needs across a mixed urban and rural catchment.
19/11/2018
We explore the formats that make-up the UK's largest symbol group network highlighting the focuses for future development.
01/06/2018
This multi-award winning independent store shows how a progressive retailer can reinvent itself to match and exceed competitors across the local food retail environment.
23/05/2016
One of the huge advantages of an independent retailer trading under a symbol group operator like Londis is being able to inject personality and make the store completely tailored for the local customer base. We took a look around Roli Ranger’s store in Sunninghill to see how he is delighting local customers.
05/05/2016
What makes these operators stand out, how are they looking to grow and what can you learn from them?
13/05/2014
Cash & carry is still an emerging format in India. Chandivali (one of four Booker depots in Mumbai, and six in India), provides an offer targeted to the specific needs of local kirana retailers, both in product category and format, aiming to provide an alternative channel of supply to traditional markets and brand distributors.
12/02/2014
We visited Family Shopper, Booker’s discount focused symbol store to see how the wholesaler has created a fascia which blends elements of the convenience and discount channels
16/01/2014
The Sheffield depot brings together the Booker and Makro offers together under one roof for the first time, creating a new template for a dual fascia format; offering more dedicated focus to the key customer groups and building on the joint strengths of the two brands.
15/01/2014
Booker’s Northampton depot provides an authoritative range to core customers in both the retail and catering channels, and illustrates how the wholesaler continues to adapt its offer to meet the specific needs of each.