Europe store visits


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See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, Meny Langenæs. It’s an impressive store that raises the bar in terms of providing a quality experience. The execution in wine, coffee, and meal solutions is best-in-class.
See inside our pick for July’s store of the month, BILLA Corso, Hoher Markt, Austria. It is an impressive city centre convenience store that offers both a convenient top-up or larger shop, as well as an in-store drinking experience.
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 February's store of the month, Edeka, Düsseldorf. Be inspired by the store’s stunning design and outstanding confectionery, service counters, and fresh offer.
See inside our pick for January's store of the month, Auchan, Cascais. It is an innovative take on the hypermarket concept. With progressive architecture and design, the store is a reminder that elegance and style can accentuate the food shopping experience.
See inside our pick for November's store of the month, Epic, France. It is a blend between a convenience store and a fine food specialist, making it unique and able to cater for both locals and tourists. Be inspired by the store's design, fresh food zone and the wine cellar.
See inside our pick for October's store of the month, Tesco Liffey Valley. Explore how Tesco has relocated categories and invested in fresh to drive improvements in shopper perception.
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 April’s store of the month, Coop, Monza, Italy, the first autism-friendly supermarket in Europe.


This new SPAR store centres on sustainability and efficiency, with a focus on pure convenience.
In this report, we review all of the stores visited in Berlin in May 2023, and how retailers are aligning to the top five European trends we identified earlier this year. Retailers and suppliers can be inspired by the many initiatives displayed by German retailers in the capital.
A look inside Sainsbury’s most energy efficient store, recently opened in Hook
Explore how 10 retailers, including Carrefour, Auchan, and Intermarché, in the French cities of Nantes and Rennes are creating excellence, competing on value, and meeting shopper demands with their stores in the two cities.
See how Tesco brought brands and private labels to life as part of its Summer Roadshow.
IGD recently visited the Edeka Center No. 1 store in Steglitz, Berlin, which was designed by the Schweitzer Group. We were impressed by how well it aligns with our Store of the Future 2030 model, with a truly great and experiential store. One of our favourites of 2023, we highly recommend visiting.
A first-of-a-kind Iceland Local brings extended frozen range to joint-fascia forecourt site
As part of its on-going transformation programme, Boots has revamped more than 170 beauty halls across the UK and Ireland. One of the latest stores to re-open is in St Albans. The store has been re-imagined, with a new look and feel, revamped range, and an enhanced service offer. It demonstrates the retailer’s efforts to modernise the business, within both the beauty and pharmacy space.
We visited the renovated AD Delhaize store in Ternat. Discover how the store has modernised its look and feel and put a greater emphasis on fresh.
We visited Booths' Burscough, Hesketh Bank, and Penwortham stores and identified seven things we think contribute to making the retailer a success.