Store of the Week: Co-op On The Go

Store of the Week: Co-op On The Go

I’m a big fan of the Co-op but sadly don’t often get an opportunity to shop there: it’s the only national retailer without a store near Roberts Acres and there’s not one near the office either. It was therefore a pleasant treat to pop into the recently opened...
Store of the Week: Jumbo Foodmarkt

Store of the Week: Jumbo Foodmarkt

One of my favourite mornings in recent memory was visiting Jumbo Foodmarkt in Breda, a location that combined two of my passions in life by virtue of it being a wonderful food store located within a football stadium. It’s possibly not an overstatement to suggest that...
Grocery retail: What’s in store for 2019?

Grocery retail: What’s in store for 2019?

As per usual, I spent a lot of time in stores around the world in 2018 and, as well as gathering lots of calories, I also assembled a number of observations and learnings that I believe some decent signposts for success as we embark on 2019. While this is not an...
Store of the Week: K-Citymarket Järvenpää

Store of the Week: K-Citymarket Järvenpää

I’ve written about some of Kesko’s excellent store format innovations in the Finnish market in previous years and previous jobs, but I am delighted to reveal that I made a return trip to Helsinki this week and now get to write about an absolute belter of a store....
Store of the Week: Super Konzum

Store of the Week: Super Konzum

One of the joys of this job is the ability of retailers to present me with some lovely surprises. Stumbling across an unexpectedly awesome store is a great pleasure and my most recent such experience occurred during my first ever visit to Zagreb last week. I’d been in...
Store of the Week: Sainsbury’s

Store of the Week: Sainsbury’s

There have been some nice bits and pieces of innovation in terms of store concepts from Sainsbury’s in recent years: Holborn, Alperton, Nine Elms, Redhill and Pimlico all spring to mind. Noteworthy, perhaps, that all of these stores are within or alongside the M25. In...