The Retail Academy aims to diversify the tenant composition of the retail sector with scalable new entrants whose product offering appeals to the communities we serve. In this way, we’re able to help provide the primary stakeholder of the retail chain – the shopper – with more choice.
The programme is about fostering mutual success and economic inclusion. We recognise the immense potential in building small businesses, showcasing talent, creating job opportunities, launching new retail experiences, growing our shopping centres’ future tenant base, and ultimately boosting society and the economy.
We’re bridging the informal and formal retail sector by providing up-and-coming entrepreneurs with:
By de-risking the entry of small businesses into formal retail spaces, we help them formalise, diversify and thrive within a shopping centre ecosystem.