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 Josh, Luke & Callum from Good Place Espresso
1. Tell us about your store?
We provide customers with freshly baked goods, handmade treats and locally roasted coffee with a push on plant-based goodies and alternatives. We love having a laugh and sharing our passion for good food and coffee with our customers.
2. What do you love about your store?
Bringing unique food and coffee culture to Hervey Bay, based out of a rad shipping container.
3. What feedback do you get from customers?
Great service, great espresso, great food.
4. Do you have a funny story you would like to share?
One morning, Jenni who looks after the Marketing for the Centre called us up as she thought we had posted an "inappropriate" coffee froth design on one of our Instagram stories, we still swear to this day it was just a harmless froth picture of an elephant. Oh good times.
5. What are some unusual customer questions you get?
Our shop is this awesome Shipping container on the outside of Stockland Hervey Bay, so we get a lot of questions like “Was it hard to get this through council?”, “How much do you pay for rent?”.
6. What drives you and the team to success?
Passion to change the way people perceive plant-based foods and to raise the standard of the coffee culture in The Bay. We love good food and good coffee.
7. What new trends are you seeing in your category?
A huge rise in plant-based food and a constant growth in customers choosing alternative milks over Dairy. People are slowly becoming more open to trying new alternatives to what they have always known and had.
8. What is your most memorable moment in your store?
When we opened the store and we didn’t sleep for 36 hours.
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!