Discount store visits


See all our store visit videos here.

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 Poundland in Stratford-upon-Avon to explore the latest initiatives driving the discounter’s sales growth.
We spent a day with Poland’s market leader to see how the discounter is developing its convenience and food-to-go offer while also continuing to lead on price.
With the ethnic market representing one of the largest growth opportunities for retailers in Canada, we review the latest store concept from Sobeys. The is based on its core FreshCo model as discount is the format of choice for the majority of South Asian shoppers in Canada.

Leading Turkish discounter BIM is trialling a new large concept store where it offers an enhanced range in fresh produce, bakery and health & beauty; as well as fresh food counters and exclusive private label products.

Following decades of a hard discount strategy, Aldi Nord may soften its discount concept in the future.  This store we visited has been recently refurbished. It has a new store layout, with better signage across the store, and offers a wide range of organic products.
We visited three Lidl stores in high footfall locations within Hamburg’s city centre to see how the discounter is evolving ranges in its home country to meet more shoppers needs.
We go inside Lidl’s new larger store format and assess how it creates new opportunities for growth.
We visited Colruyt’s store in Ath to see how its new fourth generation design softens the shopping experience and helps it maintain the retailer’s strategic emphasis on price.
We go in-store at Lidl to see how the discounter is developing more supermarket characteristics in Spain.

We visited Netto Doncaster, one of the first stores in the new estate, to see how the discounter is building its brand.