Food Market Herkku - Delicatessen

Food heaven in a new light.

Traditional Stockmann Delicatessen at the hearth of the Helsinki city centre has been a food heaven to all citizens in town for decades. At the beginning of 2018 this legendary grocery store passed to the new owner HOK-Elanto and was renamed as Food Market Herkku – Delicatessen.


The whole grocery store was renewed before the grand opening in November 2018. The interior is now more modern and more trendy. The forerunners of new food-thinking were found for example from California, Canada, Italy, Denmark and Finland. Old market halls, street food and different food trends were inspiring the designers. The new Food Market Herkku – Delicatessen offers now atmosphere, style, quality and manners and offers even 85 m different kind of service desks.

Fagerhult delivered efficient and stylish spotlighting to the new Food Market Herkku – Delicatessen. Lighting groceries in the right way is a very important task. It is not only commercial lighting design, but there are also many functional aspects. Deli departments are perfectly matched with light that has more of the radiation in the warmer spectrum.

Fruits and vegetables are products that also feel comfortable in warmer colour temperature. The warm colours of bread or red meat are enhanced by the lower degrees of Kelvin too. That makes products with warm hues look even warmer and more attractive.

Planning the light in Food Market Herkku – Delicatessen was mainly about enhancing and highlighting the merchandise, but also to create the right experience by balancing contrasts, brightness and shadows.


The new lighting solution was made with Fagerhult´s Touch-spotlight family, both with recessed and track versions. Totally over 1500 spotlights were installed round the grocery store. Touch is a stylish and timeless luminaire that fitted smoothly into Food Market Herkku - Dalicatessen. Special Touch Midi Foods are well-balanced spotlights and specially developed for different food segments. In Food Market Herkku - Delicatessen they are lightening the fruits and newly baked bread and make them look tasteful and fresh.  

The change into modern led-spotlighting brings significant savings to energy consumption. The whole project had to be implemented in a very haste timetable. This matter was taken in account by delivering the recessed spotlights with quick connectors. That really eased and speeded up the installation time.

The whole interior and spotlighting in Food Market Herkku - Delicatessen  is now upgraded to become more aligned with company´s own brand values and to enhance the commercial environment with the power of light.

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