City Shapers Podcast: Episode Seven – Future Food Founder Francis Loughran


In this episode, founder and publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Future Food managing director Francis Loughran.

A self-confessed food junkie with a lifetime of experience in the food and hospitality industry, Francis established Future Food as Australia’s global food and hospitality consultancy.

Working with developers, owners and their project teams, Francis and his team advise clients all over the world on how to create memorable experiences through food and beverage offerings.

In this episode, we explore:

  • What is driving Australia’s obsession with food;

  • How food has gone from a staple of our diet to a form of entertainment;

  • How the casualisation of Australian culture has redefined our retail precincts;

  • How population and demographics influence retail tenancy mix;

  • What owners of underperforming centres can do to turn their assets around;

  • What are the food trends to watch now and into the future?

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