Shop and dineRetailers are adapting, adding areas with restaurants or cafes to their stores to lure more customers through the doors and to try to keep them inside as long as possible. This way, stores are offering customers something that they cannot get from the other shopping channels: real-life experiences and good memories. This strategy has become popular across many verticals and budgets.
- Luxury goods brands like Ralph Lauren and Alfred Dunhill have opened stylish bars and restaurants inside their fashion stores.
- Ikea, the furniture retailer, runs a successful chain of Swedish restaurants inside its stores.
- Grocery stores – from large chains like WholeFoods to the neighborhood grocer – have started offering in-store dining, thus becoming a one-stop food option for busy consumers who save time by eating and shopping in the same location.