With every competitor in the market now understanding that an ‘experience’ is now a minimum expectation, creating a design concept or precinct design that is outstanding on an experiential level, can be challenging. How will customers remember your food and beverage offer from the next? We have eight recommendations that will help to create an elevated experience using interior design as the primary tool. By elevating the design of your interior space using some or all of these recommendations, you can create the best environment for memories and customer loyalty time and time again.
Last week, Future Food’s Managing Director, Francis Loughran joined a group of industry experts in Bangkok to speak at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ event, RECon Asia Pacific. RECon is the largest global gathering of real estate professionals under one roof, with more than a thousand of the world’s leading developers, owners, retailers and more attending the three day event. Find out the key insights Francis discussed at the conference and how food will shape the future of malls around the globe.
Last week’s post introduced mixed-use developments to our readers including what they are and what makes them appealing to the modern person. With people wanting a more centralised life, the mixed-use development is perfect for those seeking to live, work and play in the same space as it satisfies the convenience factor, the liveability factor and the need for social connection with ease.
So what do you put in a mixed-use development? What food and beverage outlets would make it a convenient, liveable and social building? We’ve put together a basic outline of what could go into these developments to ensure it meets success status for both the asset owner and the customer using it.
Our job as food consultants has completed transformed from what it was 30 years ago. We are no longer masterplanning traditional food precincts marked with a ‘food court’ sign but working on creating places out of spaces including high street shopping strips, purpose-built laneways, urban markets, cafe courts and business hubs servicing hundreds of workers. One area we are seeing major developments in, an area of our work that definitely did not exist 30 years ago, is mixed-used developments - the modern solution to living, working and playing in the one place.