Store visits

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Presentations

04/08/2021
Understand how Kesko delivers category excellence to be fit for the future, having previously won the IGD Store of the Year Award 2019.
30/07/2021
We visited three inspirational Boots stores in Edinburgh, UK. Boots recently unveiled new stores in Edinburgh Airport and St James Quarter and revamped its store in the Gyle Shopping Centre. In this report, we highlight 10 standout features that are in line with three of our post-pandemic health and beauty trends for 2021.
27/07/2021
David Charman’s SPAR Parkfoot provides inspiration on how forecourts may look in the future.
27/07/2021
How Carrefour is transforming its supermarket model by focusing on fresh, meal solutions, sustainability and online services. We visited the first upgraded store to see what makes this new concept an outstanding success with sales increasing by 10%.
19/07/2021
We look at how Metro continues to evolve its core supermarket offer, bringing to life its strengths in fresh, prepared foods and local sourcing.
14/07/2021
Lidl has remained firmly committed to putting the physical store at the heart of its operations in the UK, despite the significant demand for online services throughout the pandemic. In this presentation we look at how the discounter is continually upgrading its proposition to ensure a better experience for shoppers. We highlight six new in-store features, and how Lidl is championing four of our discount trends for 2021
29/06/2021
Amazon Fresh UK offers a ‘Just Walk Out’ easy-to-shop format with an impressive range of products catering to a range of key convenience missions. In this report we take a deep dive into the products on offer in the Chalk Farm store and review the shopping experience.
15/06/2021
We explore six ways the new Harrods standalone beauty store engages and excites shoppers. We look at mechanics including, it showcasing the latest beauty trends, championing local brands and boosting social media engagement.
26/05/2021
We recently visited one of Aldi's newer US stores to see how its fresh-led focus is brought to life. This includes increasing the amount of space dedicated to fresh foods by around 40% and an enhanced focus on ready-to-cook and organic fresh meats, fresh produce, convenient grab-and-go ranges and healthier options.
07/05/2021
Migros opened in Zurich’s city centre a brand-new concept, called Bridge. The innovative store blends supermarket and foodservice in an impressive and very well-designed space. Migros describes it as a place for food enthusiasts to meet, share and learn.