Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Castle Hill. Gloria Jean's in Shanghai

Premier Kristina Keneally visited the Australian-owned Gloria Jeans Coffee House in Shanghai to see first-hand how the Castle Hill-based business was driving its trade in China. Gloria Jeans, in partnership with the Chinese company Dash Brands plans to open 600 stores across China within the next 15 years and 10 of these outlets are expected to be in operation by the end of 2010. “Gloria Jeans opened its first coffee house in China just 12 months ago and now has plans for a further 600 stores, which is a fantastic achievement,” she said. Nabi Saleh and Peter Irvine brought Gloria Jeans Coffee to Australia from the US in 1995. In 2004 the company became fully Australian-owned when it bought the Gloria Jeans international rights (excluding the USA and Puerto Rico).


Liverpool. Research project on exhibition

The application for the demolition of buildings and the construction the 5-storey, state-of-the-art Ingham Health Research Institute, part of Liverpool Hospital redevelopment, is on public exhibition, with the Department of Planning. The estimated capital investment is $33 million; the project will employ 250 workers, Earlier, federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, confirmed the institute would receive federal funding of $46.9 million to build the facility on the hospital campus. Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot, said the centre would be the focal point of research in south-west Sydney, housing 340 researchers.