United Kingdom 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.

Videos

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06/06/2022
See inside our pick for June's store of the month, Shell Select, Fulham, UK, Shell's first electric vehicle only station in the UK.
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.
05/01/2022
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, Asda, Milton Keynes, UK. See how the new flagship store has been transformed from a functional hypermarket to a leisure oriented retail destination.
25/05/2021
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Eataly, London, UK. Be inspired by how the retailer attracts shoppers back into the City of London with its amazing counters, fresh ingredients and open kitchens.

Presentations

26/07/2022
We went in store to see how Aldi has evolved its Local format as it opened its 10th store under the banner.
12/07/2022
An initial impression of the rebuilt Morrisons in Clacton incorporating plenty of sustainability innovation and the retailer’s latest thinking on food-to-go, local sourcing, HFSS and merchandising.
07/07/2022
Tesco Kensington is the retailer’s best central London superstore. The store reflects its surroundings in an affluent catchment, providing a strong focus on counters and meal solutions along with a significant food-to-go range and a focus on speciality ingredients to meet the needs of the local population. We visited it to see how Tesco is incorporating its strategy into its stores to win.
24/06/2022
In 2018, Sainsbury's looked to take on Boots and Superdrug and become a beauty destination through its beauty transformation programme.
01/06/2022
See in-store at the first ‘Together with Morrisons’, which is intended for independent convenience stores and supermarkets over 3,000 sq. ft. The Warner’s store combines the best of Morrisons private labels and value support with the retailer's long-standing strengths of working with local suppliers.
24/05/2022
Discover London’s latest and greatest stores for inspiration on experiential retailing and cashierless shopping. From Aldi and Amazon to examples beyond grocery, this report also includes key stores to see in the capital for the UK’s leading grocers.
06/05/2022
M&S Stevenage has been opened in a former Debenhams. The 75,000 sq. ft store covers two floors and stocks the retailer’s full range of food, apparel, kids wear, beauty, home wear, an opticians and a café.
01/03/2022
At 15,000 sq ft. Poundland Nottingham is one of the retailer's largest stores. The store offers a very different experience to a standard Poundland and shows how the retailer is evolving.
25/02/2022
With the planned roll-out to reach 200 stores by the end of 2022, we visited examples of two variant Asda On the Move stores to see how the EG/Asda partnership is bringing their combined retail and foodservice expertise to shape a forecourt format with real 'stopping power'.
20/01/2022
Aldi UK has opened its first cashierless store in London. Shoppers gain access to the store and pay through the Aldi Shop&Go app, and pick items with no scanning needed.