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

02/09/2021
SPAR Pwllheli and SPAR Nefyn provide inspiration on how to merchandise fresh produce in convenience stores.
27/07/2021
David Charman’s SPAR Parkfoot provides inspiration on how forecourts may look in the future.
27/07/2021
How Carrefour is transforming its supermarket model by focusing on fresh, meal solutions, sustainability and online services. We visited the first upgraded store to see what makes this new concept an outstanding success with sales increasing by 10%.
29/06/2021
Amazon Fresh UK offers a ‘Just Walk Out’ easy-to-shop format with an impressive range of products catering to a range of key convenience missions. In this report we take a deep dive into the products on offer in the Chalk Farm store and review the shopping experience.
07/05/2021
Migros opened in Zurich’s city centre a brand-new concept, called Bridge. The innovative store blends supermarket and foodservice in an impressive and very well-designed space. Migros describes it as a place for food enthusiasts to meet, share and learn.
16/03/2021
After eight months of redevelopment work Hempstead Valley has been reborn as Sainsbury's new flagship. Packed full of new features, including Sainsbury's first Fresh Food Market, this store demonstrates how Sainsbury’s is taking forward its new Food First strategy while also responding to changes in shopping habits from COVID-19.
23/02/2021
Penwortham, Lancashire, is Tesco's first new larger store opening in six years. This compact fresh-focused supermarket supports customers on full weekly shops as well as those on meal-focused and top-up shopping missions, with a locally appropriate range. It also pushes boundaries on sustainability and energy efficiency.
02/02/2021
See the latest in-store development from the retailer in France, including several digital solutions and COVID-19 related investment. Understand how it is enhancing the discount shopping experience in its newly opened stores.
08/12/2020
See inside Central England Co-op's new flagship store featuring its latest design thinking and new innovations launched by the retailer for the first time.
07/12/2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed most of our travel plans in 2020, there has been no shortage of new store concepts. We highlight 50 new food retail and drugstore concepts that are set to inspire store developments in 2021 and beyond.