Hotel mini markets: small shops with big potential

Wanzl Hotel Service implements customised shop concepts with a flexible modular system

A forgotten toothbrush, a glass of wine after bar hours or some shopping on your way home: the reasons for shopping in a hotel mini market are just as diverse as the guests themselves. As the market leader for individual retail solutions, Wanzl knows what is key to a successful shop concept - functionality, flexibility and high-grade product presentation. The company's Wanzl Hotel Service division provides hoteliers with this expertise when implementing customised mini markets. Customers benefit from a modular system that has proven itself in retail for many years. Jointly with customers, Wanzl selects the optimal module combination - from individual elements to extensive shop concepts - and designs a custom mini market. Local conditions, the interior design of the hotel, the available budget and other customer requirements can be optimally represented in this way. Thanks to the modular structure, you can also plan and create your own shop. Alexander Hannekum, Business Development Manager Mini Markets knows: "Hotel mini markets have great potential and are one of the major trend topics in the hotel industry for good reason. With a well-planned shop, hoteliers can offer their guests a higher quality of service and accommodation and can tap into additional sales potential for their hotel even 24/7 without staff - thanks to digital access and billing systems."

The Wanzl modular system for custom shop concepts

With its various versions and design options, the wire tech 100 shelving system ensures optimum product presentation in the mini market. If you want to offer your guests freshly baked goods, you can also equip the shop with a baked goods display. Tasty coffee specialities can also be offered at the coffee station. Sales tables from the YourTable series, cooling and freezing elements as well as accessories complete the modular system. If the in-house mini market is to be operated without staff temporarily or permanently, Wanzl also offers digital solutions for access systems, control and monitoring of the mini market and self-checkout.

"When our work is done, hoteliers only have to stock the shelves with their goods; we do not specify any particular range. The range can also include in-house souvenirs, for example," explains Hannekum. The modular system also enables hoteliers to develop their own shop independently. In this way, they save not only the planning costs but also the installation costs. The experts at Wanzl have developed a self-assembly guide for this, which provides step-by-step instructions from planning to design and assembly - and are on hand for advice.

wire tech 100: the reliable basis

The wire tech 100 shelving system from Wanzl forms the basis for clear product presentation. Developed for use in retail, it offers flexibility, modularity, optimal utilisation and a versatile design. Wire tech 100 is available in two widths as well as a gondola version, has intelligent accessories such as shelving levels for the sides or superstructure panels for individual design options. This flexibility enables optimal utilisation of the available space and clear placement of the individual product range.

Baked goods and coffee: fresh for the early birds

The early bird catches the worm - or needs to get to the airport. With the right display, hotel guests can enjoy baked goods, sandwiches or a sweet treat even outside breakfast hours. The matching coffee station offers the accompanying hot drink of their choice. Together, the bakery display and coffee station provide a contemporary alternative to the traditional breakfast buffet - hotel guests can even enjoy coffee and snacks to go around the clock.

YourTable: real market feeling in the lobby

There are no limits to equipping a mini market. Wanzl sales tables in a wide variety of designs provide the market feeling. Additional shelves are available as well as a superstructure or matching signs. The oak surface of the tables perfectly match the basket presentation stands made of sustainable natural fibres, which can be placed separately or hung on the tables.

Cooling and freezing units: some like it cold

Fancy an ice cream in the middle of the night? Hoteliers can easily fulfil this wish for their guests outside restaurant opening hours with a mini market. Smoothies, soft drinks or a cool beer with a colleague in the lobby are also always available at the right temperature with Wanzl refrigeration units - regardless of whether the hotel bar is open or not.

Digital solutions: 24/7 without staff on request

The mini market can also be controlled and monitored without staff. The Galaxy Port from Wanzl controls guest access, including around the clock if desired. The Wanzl connect dashboard centrally controls and monitors all processes in the store, while a sensor system keeps an eye on both movements and people's behaviour in the shop. Payment is also secure without the need for staff: at the self-checkout, guests can simply pay with a debit or credit card.