Experience gastronomy - a must for retailers



Retailers who offer their customers the possibility of having a snack while they are shopping backed the right horse. Therefore, our Topic deals with those who are doing it right.


Shopping experience with culinary treats

Gastronomy concepts for retail are becoming ever more popular

Bild: Gastronomiebereich REWE Center Egelsbach

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Eating out, especially during a shopping trip, is increasingly something customers like to do. Regardless of whether this is just snacks in between or replacing a main meal – this offers retailers who also rely on gastronomy concepts a big chance to increase their sales.


Round and round it goes – pots and pans on Rollercoasters

All about rollercoaster restaurants by the HeineMack Gmbh

Photo: Rollercoaster-Restaurant

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Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and soon Vienna – the rollercoaster restaurants are a unique theme-based gastronomy concept that is spreading widely. Food and beverages are zooming directly to the guest’s table via a rollercoaster. No wonder shopping mall operators are eager to bring this attraction in their venues.


Small food court ‒ big prospects

The longtime gastronomy concept of the Knauber Hobby Market

Foto: food court

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It is among the trailblazers of gastronomy services offered right in the middle of the sales floor – at least when it comes to craft and hobby stores. For the past 14 years, the Knauber Freizeitmarkt in Bonn-Endenich, Germany, has offered its customers a variety of refreshments at a small bar in the middle of its store. iXtenso was on-site to see how this simple, but successful concept works.