HospoMarket was opened by Food Equity Group, which includes General Chao, Stretch Italian and The Steam Engine on 3 April and is a brand-new industry focused convenience store at Chatswood Interchange, which includes ‘click and collect” and contactless home delivery services.
HospoMarket brings together local restaurants, allowing them to promote chilled ready-meals on their website, where customers can place their order. It also retails pantry staples, like pasta, rice, bottle drinks, sauces and snacks from foodservice manufacturers and distributors. It’s allowed North Shore hospitality businesses to pivot and use their under-utilised kitchens, staff, equipment and resources property, equipment, staff and other resources, which has helped them retain their staff and ultimately survive.
For example, the new model has allowed the Food Equity Group to immediately save the jobs of 21 full-time staff with plans to re-employ casual staff as demand increases.