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

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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

08/08/2019
We visit Marks and Spencer’s first Food Renewal trial store. As well as its striking new design and market-inspired fresh displays, highlights include increased space in produce, bakery and frozen and elements of fun in ambient categories.
06/08/2019
This second example of the On the Go format shows how Co-op is effectively executing credible food-to-go options and a wider convenience offer in just 1,200 (very cool) sq ft.
01/08/2019
As the retailer announces plans to extend and expand the 'Waitrose Unpacked’ concept, we share how the retailer is evolving relevant solutions to support more sustainable shopping, with valuable learnings across multiple categories.
15/07/2019
We visited two East of England Co-op stores in Essex to see how the retailer is operating across its supermarket and convenience formats.
09/07/2019
We recently visited a Bargain Buys in North London to understand more about the Poundstretcher owned banner. The store is on the high street in a highly competitive area with an Aldi Local close by. It has a reduced offering from its larger branches, focusing more on a range that is easier to shop without a car. The variety discounter typically stocks around 5,000 SKUs of mainly branded products across food, health & beauty, garden and homeware.
08/07/2019
We visited Henderson Group’s new ‘In-Transit’ store concept to see how it is taking its offer to new heights. See how the retailer is merging foodservice innovation with retail execution to deliver on a number of important shopper missions.
03/07/2019
We visited the first of Amazon’s new Clicks and Mortar pop-up store concept, aimed at helping up-and-coming online brands grow their offline presence, reinvigorating high street shopping, whilst demonstrating how Amazon’s Marketplace supports new and innovative businesses.
01/07/2019
We take a first look at Boots’ new store of the future. The launch is a milestone in the retailer’s transformation programme, showcasing its latest thinking in beauty and pharmacy.
25/06/2019
We visited the Midcounties Co-operative store on Walton Street in Oxford to see how the retailer is partnering with salad bar operator Tossed to take healthy food-to-go to the next level.
19/06/2019
M&S has been pushing deeper into both franchise development and into food-to-go specific formats over recent years - testing new locations and evolving the proposition in line with this. We take you inside its latest iteration, airside at Birmingham Airport.