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.


Aldi at Manly Wharf showcases the retailer’s new format in Australia. As a world first for Aldi, it shows how the retailer is developing its in-store environment whilst maintaining great value, quality and efficiency in its operations.
Following recent positive annual trading results, we visited each of B&M’s three formats to understand its proposition and how it has become a successful retailer within the UK discount channel.
Last year Loblaw launched a new look and feel for its core discount format, No Frills. We visited a recently opened store to see how the model is evolving and why the retailer is seeing an accelerated shift of shoppers towards its discount formats.
We spent time with Norwegian market leader NorgesGruppen visiting a newly opened KIWI store in Oslo, where we appreciated how the discounter is evolving to maximise appeal, targeting new shopper groups in this upmarket location.
Following a meeting and store tour with a regional director of operations, we report on Aldi Süd’s new concept store in Eglharting, on the outskirts of Munich.
On a recent trip to Munich, Germany, we visited a standard store from Rewe Group’s discount banner Penny to see how the retailer is evolving in its home market.
We went inside Poundworld in West Ealing to explore the discounter’s range and opportunities for brands.
We had exclusive access to two Poundland stores which has provided us with key insights into how the discounter is evolving in the UK.

Lidl announced its ‘store of the future’ concept in November 2015. Days later, the discounter opened the first of its new-look stores in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

Brazil is a growth market for DIA, and one where the retailer remains highly positive about opportunities, including the potential of the DIA Market format. We’ve been in-store in São Paulo, to understand how the format is enhancing the retailer’s appeal in Brazil.