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Start small with a big effect. Grocery stores already have a good idea started: Push merchandise through recipe suggestions. Popular, repeated suggestions I have seen– Tuna salad (mayo, canned tuna), pasta and jarred sauce, taco night. No recipes hav

Start small with a big effect. Grocery stores already have a good idea started: Push merchandise through recipe suggestions. Popular, repeated suggestions I have seen– Tuna salad (mayo, canned tuna), pasta and jarred sauce, taco night. No recipes hav

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Thank you! I heard that it went over really well! I was super excited to hear about all the government employees, urban planners and food innovators that were on the team during the workshop. Also, that Robert Pekin from Food Connect was on the team?! I am SO pumped that he is/was involved and that he supported my concept. One of the town planners from Brisbane and I were able to hop on a skype call to discuss further details (James). He was a huge help with the development and communicating all of the additional builds the workshop team wanted to contribute. He is also attempting to organize the team since the festival ended to further discuss development. It's awesome to see someone so excited/motivated to get building.

Hello Anne-Laure, it's never too late for insight! It's great to hear personal experience about the food shopping in Australia. Other Australians I spoke to said similar things, although I never learned about the shopping centres in detail. That would be an interesting site location for this concept. The intention could be to drive traffic/support the local shops through the market. They also may be able to serve as some sort of committee involved with the development of the project as representatives of local food distributors.

It's also disheartening/nice to hear there is a need for a 'food hub' in Australia similar to what I described above. It's awesome that Paris has such a solid/diverse culture surrounding their markets.

Hello again Vincent! Thank you for the complimentary observations. I cannot take full credit for the low/no cost for space; The team in Queensland during the Ideas Festivals contributed that awesome addition. It fell in line perfectly with my original intentions.

I would hope, if anyone were to implement this idea that they wouldn't try and reinvent the wheel and overpower any already existing markets in the immediate area. Utilizing already pre-existing ethnic/local food markets would hopefully be a step during the research process before choosing a location/site. Are you referring to middle/upper class citizens exploring markets not in their demographic's neighborhoods? I would definitely contribute that to economic conditions and hopefully an inability to see boundaries that may have been a hindrance in the past.