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.

Presentations

13/08/2018
We were so impressed with Albert Heijn’s new concept supermarket that it's been shortlisted for the 'IGD Store of the Year Award' at the IGD Awards 2018. Find out about what makes this store special, including its focus on fresh execution and digital integration.
30/07/2018
We visited this new concept Jumbo Foodmarkt supermarket in Utrecht. The concept has been taken to the next level with an elevated foodservice offer and excellent in-store execution throughout.
25/07/2018
Minipreço is evolving its discount format to provide shoppers with solutions, rather than simply supplying products. This is seeing the retailer upweight its food-to-go and health and beauty ranges and adapt its stores' designs to make them more appealing to shoppers. We saw two stores that show how the retailer is looking to enhance its price and proximity strategy to stand out in the competitive Portuguese market.
18/07/2018
The Emporium format is Musgrave's next generation cash & carry, bringing especial focus to engaging with customers in the foodservice channel.
18/07/2018
We look at how leading retailers in Hamburg are adapting their store formats to meet changing shopper preferences.
13/07/2018
Montesson was reopened in December 2017 after a light touch investment programme. We visited the store to understand how it has invested to raise the visibility of its services and fresh ranges.
10/07/2018
A close look at B&M's new chilled and frozen category following its takeover of Heron Foods, and other key developments for this growing UK variety discounter.
19/06/2018
Offering an exceptional quality of fit and execution, Raj Bathia's store at Battersea, shows how an independent retailer of vision can deliver an offer to meet the exacting demands of this high-end location.
18/06/2018
See how DIA is evolving its offer to meet a range of shopper missions across a number of formats and brands.
14/06/2018
We visited three MRH sites to see how the forecourt operator is flexing store formats to fit customer needs