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Tempting Sydney’s Tastebuds

by Jane Lloyd General Manager Design and Development, Commercial Property at Stockland

Stockland is preparing to serve up to Sydneysiders the first stages of their $222 million redevelopment and expansion of Stockland Wetherill Park Shopping Centre over the next few months. On completion, the centre will enjoy over 200 specialty retailers, a unique alfresco casual dining precinct, a vibrant restaurant and cinema offering, and Jamie’s Ministry of Food all on the menu – the anticipation of the final transformation has local community members’ mouths watering.

by Jane Lloyd General Manager Design and Development, Commercial Property at Stockland

Food is the future

Re-engineering ‘people’, ‘place’

by Francis Loughran Managing Director Future Food

Shopping centres were once defined by their food courts and fast-food majors. Suburban dwelling, the need for social congregation and a growing affinity with food have created a genre of consumers that seek an ‘experience’ through food and beverage. In this concluding part of a two-part series, we look into how ‘people’, ‘place’ and ‘product’ are crucial in forming the foundation for any retail centre’s food and beverage strategy. These considerations need to be re-engineered in order to incorporate proven key elements of hospitality and professional food service standards, as they will positively impact customer experience and maximise customer spending.

Food Glorious Food

by Tony Dimasi Managing Director MacroPlan Dimasi

There is a quiet revolution occurring in Australia’s shopping centres, and the result is mouth-watering. This revolution has been underway for some time – perhaps, in the past, more in the form of evolution – but is now gathering momentum at a very rapid rate.

Most recently, I noticed this only a week or so ago while walking through the freshly expanded and redeveloped Westfield Garden City at Mt Gravatt in Brisbane. I was struck by a combination of food and beverage outlets that included:


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