Co-op 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 visited Co-op's Green Quarter store in Manchester to discover how the retailer is making its store portfolio fit for the convenience channel.

IGD’s Head of Retail Insight Steve Jones reports on how The Co-operative is updating the look and feel of its stores as it seeks to further strengthen its position in the convenience channel.

Our team of convenience experts help you understand the shopper, supply chain and the store in this end-to-end store visit

We provide an update on The Co-operative’s strategy, and highlight how this is playing out in Old Street, one of the retailer's generation two stores.


On 4 August 2011, IGD visited four Co-operative Food convenience stores in London - The Strand, Berwick Street, Store Street and Earls Court. Key features of the stores included effective targeting of a range of convenience shopper missions, an enhanced focus on fresh, clear communication of ethical credentials and the benefits of membership, and prominent use of promotions.