Retail and hospitality blend in new multi-sensory food destinations

As lockdowns ease, cafés and restaurants reopen to eager customers looking to try new cuisines, tastes and learn how to cook new meals. F&B brands are taking advantage of the hype to unveil new immersive food destinations that enable customers to eat, shop and learn. The destinations engage every sense, creating moments that inspire foodies to come together to dwell, socialise and connect with one another.

Italian food market Eataly has opened its first food market in England, located at Broadgate Circle, London. The two-floor destination features three restaurants and bars, and six eateries for fresh food-to-go or to dine-in. Customers can watch chefs prepare fresh pasta, bread, and mozzarella on the shop floor. When restrictions lift, the cookery school will open for customers wanting to learn and develop their cooking skills.

Nespresso has opened a new experiential coffee flagship in Vienna, Austria. The store is designed around ‘5 arts of the coffee universe’: Art of Design, Art of Coffee Savoir-Faire, Art of Sharing and Caring, Art of Circularity and Art of Hospitality. The store will host tastings, masterclasses and local events, in a bid to bring the coffee community together.



Eataly opens its first food market in England, located in Liverpool Street, London

Nespresso opens a new experiential coffee flagship in Vienna, Austria

Amazon opens its first hair salon in London

Asda launches its first secondhand concession in select stores

JD.com owned brand, Jingxi, opens first baby store in China

Experimental Perfume Club (EPC) opens a learning lab in London



New sustainable hotel called Kaj opens in Copenhagen boathouse



Levi’s latest campaign calls for customers to “Buy Better, Wear Longer”

UK retailers join campaign to tackle in-store staff abuse



Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City allow small social media businesses to advertise on store windows

Zalando’s new feature lets customers filter products by values they care about

Lidl launches Lidl Pay in Germany to let customers scan and go

Klarna’s new feature lets customers track the carbon footprint of their purchases


Image courtesy of  Eataly  


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