The Swiss department store chain Globus is continuing its gastronomic reorientation: In Lucerne, the Cosmo restaurant on the 3rd floor of the Globus building has been run by regional gastro specialist Rockstar since October 4. 70 indoor seats are available in the newly designed and furnished restaurant.
In last year's foodservice ranking of the top 32 gastronomy companies in Switzerland in 2019, Globus Handelsgastronomie ranked 25th overall and fifth among the five major trade gastronomers with 52 million Swiss francs in gastronomy sales (net), 51 units and 140 employees (editors' estimates).
In the ranking, the Corona effects for 2020 were also queried and it became clear that, in addition to traffic gastronomy, the trade gastronomy segment in particular was strongly affected by the crisis.
In February 2020, the traditional Swiss department store chain Globus was sold by the then Globus owner Migros. A joint venture of Signa and Central Group, owners of the luxury department store group with department stores such as KaDeWe, Rinascente and Illum, acquired the magazines to Globus AG and eight associated properties from the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund. Since then, the company has been working on a new positioning: A strategic focus on the luxury and premium department store business is to be implemented, in addition, the realignment of the gastronomy now also follows.
In July 2020, the sale of 31 specialty stores was also signed. As of February 1, 2021, the former management trio Thomas Herbert, Silvia Bayard and Fredy Bayard took over all former Schild and Men's Globus stores as well as all Navyboot stores of the Globus Group.
To lead Globus into a successful future, the owners will invest 300 million Swiss francs in the department stores and the Globus brand over the next few years, they say.
Globus generates annual sales of more than 700 million Swiss francs in Switzerland with 10 department stores and the online channel.