Western Europe 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 visited this store in the south of the Netherlands on its opening day. Lidl continues to evolve its layout and tests new features for shoppers.
Aldi Süd continues to evolve its stores adding new features and putting an emphasis on specific categories relevant to shoppers. The addition of new services like Amazon lockers and an improved layout is creating a better shopping experience.
We visited the M&S Foodhall in Tolworth, the first M&S store to trial produce free of plastic packaging.
Despite its heritage in large format stores, Jumbo is building an innovative convenience format that targets convenience missions, but also meets a wider range of shopper needs. Jumbo City builds synergies with La Place to elevate the bakery, coffee and smoothie offer, combining this with the retailer's traditional strength in core grocery ranges to create a store that meets multiple missions.
Delhaize's Fresh Atelier format provides inspiration on how retailers can target on the move and convenience-oriented shoppers in high footfall, urban locations. See how the retailer offers a wide range of food-to-go options, while maintaining efficiency and profitability.
We recently visited Lidl Dunstable. Read here how the retailer is showcasing fresh and appealing to families with its 2.0 format.
See how Applegreen has evolved forecourts into convenience stores with mini food halls.
A unique format for Penny, demonstrating the retailer’s interest in targeting a new shopper base.
Sklavenitis Kallithea is a the three floored flagship store, with over 10,000 sq. m of selling space. Understand how the retailer uses this area to engage with shoppers and activate its unique strategy in store.
We visited MyMarket's two-floor supermarket in Athens to see how the retailer has been investing in its store estate to improve their look and feel and enhance the shopping experience.