Will you be hanging’ at the supermarket? Supermarkets have long offered take out meals, made to order deli sandwiches and even hot soups where you buy your prepared food and take it home to to eat. However, according to reseach from consultant Phil Lempert and ConAgra the trend is towards creating social spaces in grocery stores where you can dine in-store.
Whole Foods Tribeca Cafe in New York even provides WiFi. Will grocery stores turn into the new Cheers where everyone knows your name and they’re glad you came? Will supermarket cafes compete with Starbucks and coffee shops?