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

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.
08/05/2019
K-Citymarket Järvenpää is a must visit, especially for those considering best-in-class large store formats, fresh produce or counters. Meanwhile, those looking for inspiration on in-store dining should also make a reservation to experience the quality of the food and witness how concepts like this can maximise destination appeal.
07/05/2019
Find out more about Casino's discount format. We recently visited a store in the outskirts of Paris offering the brand's standard layout and extensive private label range.
07/05/2019
In this report we showcase some of the latest thinking from Centra in stores around Cork and Limerick. We show how the Musgrave concepts and in-house brands can be adapted to service local needs and shopper missions.
02/05/2019
Understand how Intermaché is winning in France. The retailer's adaptative approach to stores and well-managed private labels with a fully owned supply chain, contribute to make Intermarché the most successful mainstream retailer in France in 2018.
30/04/2019
Babou is the French variety discounter that was recently acquired by B&M. It has around 95 stores spread across France. The retailer has an offering of around 30,000 SKUs across clothing, general merchandise and seasonal items. We recently visited multiple Babou stores in the Roubaix area and were impressed by how it is differentiating itself by targeting specific shoppers; families and teenagers. This retail execution explores these stores in more detail.
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.
23/04/2019
Action is the leading variety discounter in France. Stores contain around 6,000 products across 14 different categories. Around 2,000 products are sold for less than €1. We recently visited multiple Action stores in the Roubaix area of France. We were impressed by its broad offering and the buzzing shopping atmosphere in store. This retail execution explores these stores in more detail.
17/04/2019
Leading discounter Netto is rolling out its "discount store of the future" in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe. See how it is advancing the brand, improving fresh produce, signposting convenience, reflecting health and lifestyle trends and reimagining "SPOT" promotions.
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.