Europe 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

See all our store visit videos here.

06/04/2022
See inside our pick for April’s store of the month, Coop, Monza, Italy, the first autism-friendly supermarket in Europe.
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.
21/12/2021
See inside our pick for December’s store of the month, Carrefour Flash, Paris, France. Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in partnership with AiFi with the promise is to “shop in 10 seconds, pay in 10 seconds”
22/11/2021
See inside our pick for November’s store of the month, PBX, Stockholm, Sweden. Reitan Convenience has made one of its 'largest investments ever', by opening PBX, its sustainable convenience store of the future.

Presentations

09/05/2022
Understand how discounter Penny is successfully differentiating itself from market leader Lidl in Romania.
06/05/2022
Dino has been growing its like-for-like sales by double-digits in Poland, despite intense competition from leading discounters.
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.
26/04/2022
Understand how Spain's grocery market leader continues to evolve and enhance its shopping experience through its private label and 'Ready to eat' range.
21/04/2022
We look at how Mega Image has been reinventing itself as an upmarket, convenience-driven proximity concept to fill the niche between the country’s growing discounters, hypermarkets and evolving local retailers.
19/04/2022
Understand how local discount hero Biedronka is evolving its proposition to be closer to the supermarket channel in Poland.
13/04/2022
Carrefour Romania's increased focus on fresh and organic ranges, a stronger emphasis on local anchoring and a quick rollout of ecommerce is helping it compete in the country. We went in-store to see how the retailer is evolving its offer to maximise the opportunity provided by its one-stop proposition.
06/04/2022
Understand how Alcampo (Auchan Spain) has remodeled one of its largest hypermarkets in Spain to upweight its fresh offer, focus on local buying and ranges and how it has integrated omnichannel initiatives.
30/03/2022
Romania-based, local champion Profi has risen through the ranks of the market’s leading retailers in recent years.
22/03/2022
Lewiatan is one of the few domestic Polish retailers that is doing well, despite the strong discount competition in the country.