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 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.
Costcutter Kirton shows how the symbol group is taking insight into action to create best practice in local convenience retailing.
We explore the formats that make-up the UK's largest symbol group network highlighting the focuses for future development.
We visited Co-ops new On the go concept to see how its tailoring its range and in-store environment to be a quick and easy, food-to-go focused store.
See how Tesco is bringing together its latest thinking on small store design, customer missions and payment technology at this test format.
A selection of great convenience stores.
See how this iconic department store is transforming its traditional food halls.
A ‘first of its kind’ pop-up shopping experience offering the latest trends for the season, plus a whole lot more
Following our recent trip to Lisbon, we highlight key trends from leading Portuguese retailers.
See inside Superdrug's new Beauty Studio concept at Fosse Park.