Sainsbury's 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

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.
15/03/2021
We explore key elements of Sainsbury's new Neighbourhood Hub format. The new stores are a food-led extension of the retailer's convenience offer and are set up to serve longer missions due to their size and location.
29/10/2019
Newly remodelled Hedge End is Sainsbury’s most important store refurbishment since Selly Oak a year ago. It creates an inspiring and easy-to-browse store that is relevant to local shoppers. Key features include its sharp focus on value, new look beauty, toys and general merchandise departments, and SmartShop checkout.
02/01/2019
We go inside Sainsbury's bold new Birmingham store to see how it is testing new ideas to extend the appeal of large formats to more shoppers. Blending the food and grocery offer with Sainsbury's non-food brands and a wider range of foodservice options, this store serves diverse customer missions and debuts new ideas that are set to be introduced to selected stores across the Sainsbury's estate.
24/04/2018
We take a look at Sainsbury's latest supermarket format
18/12/2017
This newly refitted store is also part of Sainsbury's rapid learning programme, with pizza order and coffee trials live in-store.
09/08/2017
The best stores we've visited over the last year.
25/07/2017
We bring you a collection of stand-out stores from across Europe. These are our top selections from the stores we have seen so far in 2017.
21/07/2017
See how these two businesses have worked together to launch this innovative new concept.
23/05/2017
We explore this newly remodelled supermarket to see how Sainsbury's is updating its estate to differentiate more on freshness and quality, while also intregrating Argos and Habitat.