Sainsbury's 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.


Newly remodelled Hedge End is Sainsbury’s most important store refurbishment since Selly Oak a year ago. It creates an inspiring and easy-to-browse store that is relevant to local shoppers. Key features include its sharp focus on value, new look beauty, toys and general merchandise departments, and SmartShop checkout.
We go inside Sainsbury's bold new Birmingham store to see how it is testing new ideas to extend the appeal of large formats to more shoppers. Blending the food and grocery offer with Sainsbury's non-food brands and a wider range of foodservice options, this store serves diverse customer missions and debuts new ideas that are set to be introduced to selected stores across the Sainsbury's estate.
We take a look at Sainsbury's latest supermarket format
This newly refitted store is also part of Sainsbury's rapid learning programme, with pizza order and coffee trials live in-store.
The best stores we've visited over the last year.
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.
See how these two businesses have worked together to launch this innovative new concept.
We explore this newly remodelled supermarket to see how Sainsbury's is updating its estate to differentiate more on freshness and quality, while also intregrating Argos and Habitat.
We go inside Sainsbury’s new London flagship, the first store to include a Habitat and Argos, and its new Foodhall concept, to see how the retail experience is being transformed.
We visited this larger Sainsbury’s store to understand how the retailer is serving a diverse shopper type.