Store of the Week: Vomar

Store of the Week: Vomar

I reckon I’ve now visited 16 of the major Dutch food retailers, which means there is about six or seven left to go, which might necessitate hiring a car and exploring the east of the country. The latest box ticked was Vomar which I managed to pop into on a trip to...
Store of the Week: Harrods Fresh Market Hall

Store of the Week: Harrods Fresh Market Hall

I’m not a frequent visitor to Harrods, I must confess, but I had been looking forward to revisiting its food halls following an extensive refurbishment last year. I finally found time to pop down to Knightsbridge last week and I was very glad I did: this is food...
Store of the Week: BILLA

Store of the Week: BILLA

It seems these days that most airports I go to have either a BILLA or sister concept REWE supermarket within them. This is a good thing, as I get a bonus store visit while waiting for my flight, I get to stock up on Haribo and because BILLA and REWE stores are...
Store of the Week: Mercator

Store of the Week: Mercator

I’ve been wanting to visit Slovenia for quite some time and last week finally provided an opportunity – and what a lovely place it is too. Ljubljana is a beautiful city; Slovenian food and wine is awesome; the locals are a very friendly bunch; and there is some fine...
Store of the Week: Ipercoop

Store of the Week: Ipercoop

The Italian grocery market has long been dominated by Coop Italia and CONAD, although the French retailers Auchan and Carrefour have built up a decent presence, the Selex buying group is another considerable presence and well-regarded supermarket chain Esselunga...
Store of the Week: Zurheide Feine Kost

Store of the Week: Zurheide Feine Kost

I do like getting to visit exciting new store concepts as soon as they are open, so it was pretty painful to hear from colleagues who had visited this amazing store the week it opened, while I had to wait the best of a year to gaze upon its loveliness. I finally got...