Store visits

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Today’s Extra, Stokenchurch, is a strong example of retail execution in one of the UK's fastest growing symbol groups, demonstrating the high standards being implemented through the partnership of independent retailer, regional wholesaler and national buying group.

Lifestyle Express, Middlesbrough shows how an independent retailer, supported by this national symbol group coordinated by Landmark Wholesale, can implement a highly competitive offer capable of meeting the challenges of multiple operators, with an effective mix of value, service and local credentials.

Waurn Ponds is one of Coles’ latest superstore formats, combining the best feature of recent format trials and displaying new look categories that give the store destination appeal and local relevance.
We visited the retailer's Philpot Lane store to see how Tesco is blurring the lines between convenience and foodservice as it looks to tailor its offer for areas with transient populations.
We visited SPAR’s flagship supermarket in Hungary where we appreciated how an external design perspective can create the ultimate shopping environment.
Magnit has come up with a supermarket concept which fits the needs of shoppers of large cities and regions with higher consumer spending. Under the brand Magnit Family, the format is being rolled out mainly in the Moscow region and Central Russia.

O’ Leary’s Centra is located between Cork city centre and the satellite town of Douglas. Centra has worked hard to create a customer focused offer, looking to meet a range of shopper needs, blurring convenience and food service.


Ryan’s Supervalu is located in Glanmire, a satellite town located 10km outside Cork City centre. It is one of four Supervalu stores belonging to the Ryan Group. Core shoppers include retired shoppers as well as commuting young professionals.


Auchan’s Atak is a price-oriented format with a wide range of economy-priced private label products. The concept will profit from the deteriorating economic situation in Russia, as shoppers will be looking for products to fit their budget, as they are further squeezed by high food inflation.


The UK’s first new Netto store: a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarked. Following a visit to Leeds, we explore how the discounter is differentiating its offer.