Globus was founded in 1907 inÃ‚Â Zurich, and now has stores in all major Swiss cities. The chain sells mostlyÃ‚Â upscaleÃ‚Â goods, includingÃ‚Â clothing,Ã‚Â cosmetics,Ã‚Â jewelryÃ‚Â and household supplies. The stores are noted for their extensiveÃ‚Â delicatessenÃ‚Â section, called Globus Delicatessa, and their former mascot,Ã‚Â Globi, theÃ‚Â comic booksÃ‚Â about whom have been a fixture in the childhood of many Swiss.
Globus shopping mall has an extensive fashion department, stocking a wide range of interesting designers and some jeans brands that can be hard to track down in Switzerland (for example, Adriano Goldschmied), a well-stocked sports department, an extensive selection of lingerie and some interesting interiors products. It also has a renowned food department in the basement and cafÃƒÂ© thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s popular for lunch or grabbing a quick mid-afternoon snack. Globus also has an outpost on Bellevue (Theaterstrasse 12), which has a large, stylish food court.