Discount store visits

Videos

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28/02/2022
See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK. It is the retailer’s first checkout-free store in the UK.

Presentations

25/11/2019
A closer look at Lidl US new concept. We recently visited one of the newly opened Lidl stores in Lacey, New Jersey. The new concept introduces new types of fixtures with a more premium and improved design. It is more aligned with American shoppers' needs and expectations.
21/10/2019
We visited Salling Group's banners, Bilka, Netto and føtex, to see how the retailer is tailoring its strategy by format. The stores showcase the retailer's latest thinking in terms of design, shopper missions and local trends.
15/10/2019
We recently visited Poundland Park Street Walsall, one of the 24 stores trialling the retailer’s new pricing structure. Poundland is looking to move further away from its dependency on the one price point, grow its range and satisfy more shopper needs. In this report we explore the store and trial further, identifying what we can learn about Poundland’s evolution.
03/10/2019
Earlier this year, Sobeys launched its FreshCo discount format in western Canada as part of its plan to improve its competitiveness in the region. Recently, we visited its South-Asian inspired concept, Chalo! FreshCo, which also forms part of this initiative.
06/09/2019
A first look at the rapidly growing Danish variety discounter’s first store in France. Normal focuses on health and beauty products with a strategy of everyday low prices and no promotional offers. The range includes mainly branded products sold at prices up to 50% cheaper than the market.
29/08/2019
We visited Wilko’s newly opened store in Acton, North West London. At 10,500 sq ft it is smaller than the retailers standard store. Expansion in London is a priority for the retailer and adapting the core proposition to fit into smaller sites is key to that expansion.
22/08/2019
We visited five Foodstuffs stores in Auckland, New Zealand. See how the retailer is delivering excellence in each of its store formats.
19/08/2019
We recently visited Tokmanni, the largest general discount retailer in Finland. We were impressed by its inspiring assortment, and attractive store concept. In this report we explore what we can learn from the retailer. 
12/08/2019
Aldi launched its first trial Local store in March 2019 in Balham, South London. Aldi has emphasised this is not a move to expand into convenience. Instead, it is a response to the challenges of operating in London, with a lack of the larger sites with car parks. In this store visit report we look at the format in more detail and identify how it differs from standard Aldi stores.
09/07/2019
We recently visited a Bargain Buys in North London to understand more about the Poundstretcher owned banner. The store is on the high street in a highly competitive area with an Aldi Local close by. It has a reduced offering from its larger branches, focusing more on a range that is easier to shop without a car. The variety discounter typically stocks around 5,000 SKUs of mainly branded products across food, health & beauty, garden and homeware.