B&M 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.


See in-store B&M’s recently opened store in New Southgate, London, United Kingdom. The store is uniquely position in a retail park made up of just two discounters Aldi and B&M. It is perfectly positioned in its range and stock to capture Aldi shoppers looking for alternative discounted products.
The value sector has always been competitive, with multiple players and unique propositions to draw in shoppers looking for a bargain.
Babou is the French variety discounter that was recently acquired by B&M. It has around 95 stores spread across France. The retailer has an offering of around 30,000 SKUs across clothing, general merchandise and seasonal items. We recently visited multiple Babou stores in the Roubaix area and were impressed by how it is differentiating itself by targeting specific shoppers; families and teenagers. This retail execution explores these stores in more detail.
A close look at B&M's new chilled and frozen category following its takeover of Heron Foods, and other key developments for this growing UK variety discounter.
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.