Discount store visits


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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.


We visited Trader Joe’s in Chicago to learn more about the retailer and how it has created a unique proposition in the competitive US market.
This newly refurbished store is an example of Lidl Spain’s larger store of the future format, incorporating eco-friendly features and stand-out categories.
We visited this new Aldi city store to discover latest thinking for this high street format and what Aldi has in store for its estate going forward.
We recently visited Save-A-Lot in Cincinnati as its parent company, Supervalu, prepares to spin-off the chain into a separate company. We look at how it is starting to redefine its offer with a new category-led approach.
We spent a day with the DIA team in Buenos Aires to see how the retailer is going beyond its traditional focus on delivering low prices and building its success on helping its shoppers to be ‘smart’.
Earlier this year Aldi opened the first of 45 planned stores for California as part of its accelerated US expansion plans. We review the retailer’s contemporary store format, key elements of the proposition, and how it is communicating the Aldi story.
We visited two DIA stores in Barcelona to see how it is continuing to build its presence in its home market and adhere to its core strategic aims of leading on price with neighbourhood stores through innovation.
USave is a no-frills discounter that aims to meet the needs of low income shoppers. Stores carry a range of about 1,500 SKUs, predominantly branded products, focused on key everyday needs.
We spent a day with one of Europe’s fastest growing discount retailers where we visited one of its newest stores and its store with the highest turnover. Here we appreciated how it balances low prices and efficiency with maximising shopper engagement
Though Iceland is focusing on expanding its larger Food Warehouse format, it is important to understand what Iceland is doing in its core estate of over 800 stores. In this report we explore latest initiatives and key opportunities.