Behind each of your favourite stores are passionate, hardworking people who welcome you to take part in their story, every time you walk in. Here, we introduce you to the faces behind some of your favourite Stockland retailers. Learn about the history of their business, the products and services they offer and what they love about their local community.
Meet Jo, Bakers Delight
1. Tell us about your store...
Bakers Delight in Burleigh has been in Stockland for over 20 years and has been operated by the current owners for over 16 years. We are your friendly local bakers. We make our bread products fresh from scratch every day.
2. What do you love about our local community?
Burleigh is our community and we are proud of it. We have raised our children here and know so many locals, it feels like our family. We proudly support many local sports and community clubs and associations. Everyone helps everyone here.
3. With regard to your store type, what are customers wanting right now?
With restaurants and cafes closed for the most part at the moment we are finding that our customers want inspiration for ingredients and recipes to keep their families healthy and satisfied. With home schooling we have found parents are looking for healthy, quick snack options for the kids too.
4. What did you wish customers know before they visited your store?
That you can ask us! My team are highly skilled and well versed in the types of bread products that we produce and sell. If the customer has a specific requirement and is unsure of the type of product to purchase, my team can assist with suggestions.
5. What do you love most about your job?
The regular customers who come in just to say Hi. The kids who grow up to become part of our team. The smiles and the stories that I share with customers who are my extended family.
6. What makes a great local fresh food store?
Friendly, knowledgeable team, smiles, organisation, and giving the customer more than they expect.
7. What are some of your favourite stores in your Stockland centre?
I love Shoe Shack because they have shoes that are super comfy and you don’t find them in other stores. I love Cherry Red because they are locally owned and operated, and they make the freshest sandwiches. I love Boost Juice because the team always remember my order and it’s delicious.
If you’d like to read more about your most-loved retailers, their products, and the faces behind the businesses, click through to the Retailer Stories page on our Belong hub. There are plenty of stories to share!