FOOD & BEVERAGE IN THE RUHR METROPOLIS
In the globalised world of foods and beverages, it comes as no surprise that the majority of produce is available in the Ruhr. Since Germans don’t wish to pay the price, it causes some disappointment amongst foreign consumers from countries with more discerning clientele.
Expats note that supermarkets tend not to sell the quality they are accustomed to from other locations. Many are also disappointed by poor interior designs or the freshness of premises too.
On the other hand, numerous speciality stores for quality foods can be found and many Turkish dealers offer superb vegetables and meats, including halal produce. Organic produce is also widespread in the Ruhr Metropolis.
The ambience of some supermarkets is slowly improving with brighter lighting, more spacious aisles and better training of staff. Small ones are tucked into urban streets, other larger ones on the peripheries.