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

04/06/2019
Offering significant choice in meal solutions, as well as a strong food-to-go range, this Central England Co-op store acts as a destination for those shopping for immediate consumption as well as those looking for tonight’s meal.
14/05/2019
Simply Fresh is a symbol group that gives entrepreneurial independent retailers the means to bring a class-leading, on-trend convenience experience to shoppers.
10/05/2019
We visited Heart of England Co-op's newly refurbished store in Attleborough, Warwickshire, a month after re-opening. The store showcases new strategies designed to differentiate and improve the customer shopping experience.
25/04/2019
We take a first look at Primark’s latest flagship, its biggest store in the world. See how the fashion retailer is extending its reach into beauty, creating a retail destination with in-store services, and trialling new food-for-now propositions.
16/04/2019
Located just outside Bristol, Patchway is one of Asda’s largest and most important stores. Now benefiting from an £8.7m refurbishment, it showcases a number of firsts for Asda designed to renew the store’s destination status and make it relevant to a wider range of shopper missions.
19/03/2019
First look at One Below, the new UK variety discount chain. We consider its key strategic differentiators and its approach to five key categories: health and beauty, household, grocery, seasonal and pet.
12/03/2019
We visit Well’s newest store concept designed to improve the customer experience.
18/02/2019
We visited the M&S Foodhall in Tolworth, the first M&S store to trial produce free of plastic packaging.
12/02/2019
We recently visited Lidl Dunstable. Read here how the retailer is showcasing fresh and appealing to families with its 2.0 format.
02/01/2019
We go inside Sainsbury's bold new Birmingham store to see how it is testing new ideas to extend the appeal of large formats to more shoppers. Blending the food and grocery offer with Sainsbury's non-food brands and a wider range of foodservice options, this store serves diverse customer missions and debuts new ideas that are set to be introduced to selected stores across the Sainsbury's estate.