Sainsbury's 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.


We go inside Sainsbury’s new London flagship, the first store to include a Habitat and Argos, and its new Foodhall concept, to see how the retail experience is being transformed.
We visited this larger Sainsbury’s store to understand how the retailer is serving a diverse shopper type.
See how Sainsbury's is developing its proposition at a larger convenience store to serve multiple customer missions and bring new opportunities for suppliers.
Holborn Circus is Sainsbury’s new micro store concept trial designed specifically to meet the needs of shoppers looking for breakfast, lunch and meals for tonight.
Newly remodelled Alperton is one of six format trials by Sainsbury’s to make big stores easier to shop, with features including a new mission-based layout and smart shop technology.

With consumers increasingly preferring smaller and easier-to-shop supermarkets, we visited Portishead to see how Sainsbury’s is evolving the compact supermarket format, with a stronger fresh food proposition, supporting non-food offer and clearer value messaging.


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


The UK’s first new Netto store: a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarked. Following a visit to Leeds, we explore how the discounter is differentiating its offer.

We visited one of the retailer’s forecourt sites acquired from Rontec in 2012 to see how Sainsbury’s has developed the format...
A brand new large format store in Leicester tailored to the local community while providing a showcase for Sainsbury’s full non-food offer.