United Kingdom 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.

06/06/2022
See inside our pick for June's store of the month, Shell Select, Fulham, UK, Shell's first electric vehicle only station in the UK.
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.
25/05/2021
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Eataly, London, UK. Be inspired by how the retailer attracts shoppers back into the City of London with its amazing counters, fresh ingredients and open kitchens.

Presentations

03/06/2013

IGD was invited by Walmart International to attend its London investor meeting, giving us an opportunity to see four leading stores and hear directly from its senior team about strategic priorities for Asda.

02/05/2013

We assess Sainsbury’s increasingly flexible and tailored approach to convenience store openings with visits to the retailer’s ‘Superfresh’ store in Earlsfield and its compact Abbeville Road store in Clapham.

13/03/2013

We recently visited Asda’s supercentre at Stevenage to see how the retailer is integrating its multichannel operations and using unique events to drive footfall.

04/12/2012

Our latest Morrisons store visit report looks at the innovative approach that the retailer is taking on fresh produce and food-to-go in this busy commuter store

05/03/2012

This is Booths’ first metropolitan store, adding a range of special services to target the office workers of MediaCity, alongside the retailer’s traditional strengths in premium retailing.

13/02/2012

Kensington High Street was first store to be remodelled as part of M&S’s £600m investment programme, designed to create a more inspiring and easier to shop store experience. We assess the improvements made to the new style food hall.

22/11/2011

We recently visited the new Tesco Extra store in Dudley, West Midlands. The new store showcases many interesting new features, including an impressive health and beauty department. The store takes global hypermarket evolution one step further.

31/08/2011

On 4 August 2011, IGD visited four Co-operative Food convenience stores in London - The Strand, Berwick Street, Store Street and Earls Court. Key features of the stores included effective targeting of a range of convenience shopper missions, an enhanced focus on fresh, clear communication of ethical credentials and the benefits of membership, and prominent use of promotions.

25/08/2011

Ocado has opened its 'shop window' at the One New Change shopping centre in the City of London as a trial. This innovative launch sees the online-only retailer displaying images of some of its most popular products for customers to order direct from their smartphones as they pass by the storefront.

13/07/2011

M&S Ecclesall Road in Sheffield is the retailer’s most sustainable store to date, encapsulating the retailer’s latest thinking in ecostore development.