United Kingdom 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.


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See inside our pick for March’s store of the month, Kavanagh’s Budgens in Belsize Park, UK. Be inspired by the store’s outstanding execution in food-to-go, fresh produce, counters, bakery, and meal solutions.
See inside our pick for June's store of the month, Shell Select, Fulham, UK, Shell's first electric vehicle only station in the UK.
See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK. It is the retailer’s first checkout-free store in the UK.
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, Asda, Milton Keynes, UK. See how the new flagship store has been transformed from a functional hypermarket to a leisure oriented retail destination.
See inside our pick for May’s store of the month, Eataly, London, UK. Be inspired by how the retailer attracts shoppers back into the City of London with its amazing counters, fresh ingredients and open kitchens.


We visited Booths' Burscough, Hesketh Bank, and Penwortham stores and identified seven things we think contribute to making the retailer a success.
The Kavanagh Group opened its fifth Budgens store in early 2023: this unit in Belsize Park. The outlet was already a Budgens, but an extensive refit has seen it evolve significantly. The store trades from 10,000 sq. ft. and offers over 10,000 SKUs. Its core grocery offer is augmented by a wealth of service counters, food-for-later counters and food-for-now facilities. The focus of the store is on elevated merchandising, adept use of technologies, strong customer service and catering for a variety of shopper missions.
Sephora has opened its first physical store in the UK after its 17-year-absence. Explore what’s there in the store.
Majestic, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, has opened a new small store concept in Harpenden as it trials new ways of expanding its bricks-and-mortar presence.
Tesco partners with KelliDeli to launch new food to go counter, Kelly’s Market.
Bradley’s Supermarkets is a very well-regarded two store Nisa operator, trading through two convenience stores in the Leicestershire villages of Quorn and Rothley.
See in-store B&M’s recently opened store in New Southgate, London, United Kingdom. The store is uniquely position in a retail park made up of just two discounters Aldi and B&M. It is perfectly positioned in its range and stock to capture Aldi shoppers looking for alternative discounted products.
With pet care still a rapidly growing sector on the back of surging pet ownership during the pandemic, both specialist retailers and supermarkets are looking to capture market share. This reports sheds some light on Jollyes, the second-largest specialist retailer in the UK market. Value-driven, the chain is putting down plenty of new space and is carving out a differentiated place in the market.
We visited the UK's first all-electric forecourt to see how the switch to EV ownership is beginning to change roadside retail.
We take a first look at the new M&S renewal store at Battersea Power Station.