This week our 2nd Future of Retail growth programme began. The teams come from a range of backgrounds in food/beverage, fashion/craft and retail technology.
Over 13 weeks our first-class sales & marketing curriculum, combined with introductions to mentors from leading industry brands, enables founders to enhance their sales process, boost exposure and grow revenue by getting their products into the hands of new customers.
To aid this each team will get space within our Future of Retail Store, opening in the heart of Camden Market. The Future of Retail Store is a chance for the teams to physically sell their products to the seemingly never ending footfall in Camden Market. With over 500,000 weekly visitors, the teams get the chance to test new product lines, gain valuable feedback and increase sales.
There will be everything from the launch of the most insane donut to ever come to the UK, to body scanners that can help you find the perfect fitting clothes, to the largest VR experience in the UK.
“The Future of Retail Store adds an exciting opportunity for our teams. We're looking forward to working with them to maximise sales and ensure they have the knowledge to continue long term sustainable growth," says Luis Hidalgo, Programme Director for Future of Retail
Let’s meet the teams:
Yndica is an autonomous, physical e-commerce platform designed to serve today’s on-demand world. We offer our customers the opportunity to buy the coolest products on the market, and give companies the ability to sell alongside the world’s biggest retailers.
Virtually Reality are a specialist VR startup offering businesses and consumers the latest in virtual and augmented reality technology, experiences and business solutions. Since opening the UK’s first dedicated VR retail store they’ve kicked down virtual doors of some of the biggest names in VR working with the likes of HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift, Wizdish and many more featuring BAFTA-winning games and video content.
eet gets restaurants customers during off-peak time, extend their peak-time, decrease disappointed customers all the while reducing their phone time. We start with the restaurant website - on average a restaurant website gets between 5,000-15,000 visitors monthly. Up to 64% of them are looking to visit within the hour. We put a small ‘on-demand’ button (widget) on a restaurants website that provides live wait time and specials. Consumers can inform a restaurant when they are on the way.
Dhaba Lane is on a mission to change the perception of Indian food with their balanced and tasty Indian meal boxes. Lunch or dinner is delivered to your desk or home in a few clicks! A convenient, online delivery platform for people to choose an exciting and nutritional meal inspired from Indian flavours. It’s a one-stop shop for cost-effective home-cooked lunch or dinner.
Bodi.Me solves the costly sizing dilemma of online shopping. With a proprietary artificial intelligence algorithm, they match customers to the right garment. Bodi.Me matches body data from manual to 3D body scanners measures, to garment data recommending an accurate size enhancing the online shopping experience by reducing frustration with wrong size delivery.
Chaigaram is focused on rebuilding refugee lives by creating employment opportunities by selling specialist Indian tea in the UK market across both retail and wholesale channels. Working in partnership with resettlement agencies in the UK such as Transitions London and Breaking Barriers, we aim to empower refugees and help them feel more at home.
Slidr is a new concept e-commerce marketplace focused on aspirational lifestyle products and experiences where users can acquire them at greatly reduced prices due to its crowd-subsidising dynamic pricing model. The site combines shopping and gaming & promises users that they can satisfy their retail needs at prices they feel comfortable with, through an enjoyable shopping experience.
Dum Dum Doughnuts
Dum Dum Doughnuts are the world’s first artisan baked doughnut / croissant doughnut brand. Made with only natural ingredients and yet uncompromising on irresistible deliciousness, Dum Dum offer beautifully baked (not fried) and handmade doughnuts to a growing legion of loyal fans across the UK.
T D Kent Eyewear
T D Kent Eyewear is a bespoke eyewear brand for the luxury fashion market. Using distinctive materials, 3D printing and the latest face scanning technology, each pair is unique and created by hand in the UK. The collection includes glasses gold cast in resin and frames with real butterflies encapsulated.
ZOLA represents limited edition, beautifully unique hand crafted fashion prints & designs. The collection includes hooded jackets, kimonos & dungarees available in 4 pastel prints. Each style is limited worldwide to only 10 pieces in each print, keeping it truly unique.
We will be holding a launch party for the Future of Retail store soon. Leave us your details below to be the first to be notified about updates and tickets. Tickets will be free but limited.