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

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
We visited two of the retailer’s formats in Portugal, a hypermarket and a convenience store, to understand how it is incorporating global solutions alongside local solutions to win with shoppers in the country.
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.
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.
04/06/2019
Find out how this inspirational store delivers superior customer service, outstanding shopper experience and margin-enhancing efficiency
28/05/2019
We visited the gourmet Carrefour Market in Milan’s CityLife shopping district to see first-hand how the store provides inspiration on how to appeal to shoppers with fresh ranges and counters and meet their needs in new and exciting ways.
22/05/2019
Franprix has a long-standing presence in major urban areas in France. It is famous for its range of products and services, which have been developed to meet the needs of local shoppers. Its Noé concept has taken this to new heights through its focus on health, organic and local ranges.
21/05/2019
The quality of execution and high-end feel in Dunnes re-designed stores is very evident from our visit to Bishopstown, just outside Cork.
20/05/2019
Edeka Clausen spotlights how retailers can differentiate themselves to compete with price-focused rivals by celebrating their strengths in produce and counters and meeting the needs of local shoppers.
16/05/2019
With nearly 50 stores, France-based day by day is taking packaging free retail to the next level. See what makes it different, how it helps shoppers reduce packaging and food waste and what inspiration retailers and suppliers can take from it.