Russian luxury supermarket chain Globus Gourmet is going to open seven stores in some European capitals. The first luxury supermarket will appear in London in the end of 2011. The investment for London’s project will amount to $6,5 million.
According to Andrei Yakovlev, general director of Globus Gourmet, the company was thinking about regional development of opening 15 stores in Russian cities, but they realized, that it takes 4 hours to get to Russian Northern ciry Novosibirsk for enstance , the same time as for flight to London. That’s why shareholders decided to open supermarkets in European cities instead. In the next three years seven stores will be opened in Europe. The stores may appear in Milan, Vienna, Rome and Paris.
Globus Gourmet is chain of grocery stores of ultra premium class with 6 luxury stores based in Moscow with an average of 4000 customers per day. There are more than 12,000 brands presented in stores including high end names such as Hediard, Fauchon and Fortnum & Mason. Opened in April 2008, it offers customers the opportunity to try a variety of gastronomic delicacies within this impressive store. The interior decor is unusually chic for a store with lots of attention to detail. A huge selection of the highest quality products delivered from all over the world is available. Within Globus Gourmet premises you will also find several originally decorated bars and cafes.The concept of Globus Gourmet is the idea to join in a single venue the philosophy of both a deli and a restaurant into one. Globus Gourmet has been recently presented in World’s Top 25 grocery shop list by The Grocer (UK).