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Bread & Jam Mentor Walk: Working With Supermarkets

  • Whole Foods Market 63-97 Kensington High Street London, England, W8 5SE United Kingdom (map)

Kickstart your week with a foodpreneur morning walk from Whole Foods Market in Kensington to Selfridges.

Join three industry experts and a dozen fellow entrepreneurs on this morning mentor walk that will kickstart your working week. On this walk we will be focusing on the challenges around getting your product onto the shelves of multiple retailers. So if you are a food and drink founder with aspirations of supplying the supermarkets join us on this 60 minute morning stroll through Hyde Park and learn from some of the industry's leading lights.

What's a Mentor Walk?

We've had some of our most inspiring and insightful discussions whilst taking a brisk stroll with friends and colleagues - the informal, relaxed vibe often leads to much more creative conversation than intense, face-to-face meetings. And so this is what we aim to achieve with our Mentor Walks - they are your opportunity to informally chat to experienced industry experts as you stroll through London with a group of fellow entrepreneurs on the same journey as you. Each walk focuses on a different aspect of building and growing a food and drink business, and it's a great way to start the week.

Time & Place

Start: 08:00am 25th March, outside Whole Foods Market (W8 5SE).

End: 09:00am 25th March, Selfridges (W1A 1AB).

Our Mentors

Tara Carroll, Future Brands, Sainsbury’s – Tara helps grow exciting brands that Sainsbury’s shoppers will love. With a background in PR and Marketing she has held roles at Compass Group, Tesco and more recently headed up Social Media, Recipes and Influencer Marketing for Sainsbury’s. She joined the Future Brands team in December 2018 and now works in partnership with a portfolio of exclusive brands. 

Sophie Dillon, Buying Manager Local Sourcing, Tesco - Sophie is responsible for sourcing exciting local producers across England.

Karen Green, The Food Mentor - Karen is a business mentor, speaker and author of the best selling book “Recipe for success – the ingredients of a profitable food business".  She has a wealth of commercial experience, having worked both as a buyer for UK retailers,Tesco and Boots, and commercial director for various food manufacturing businesses supplying UK retail and overseas.

Tom Ellor, Visionary Group - Tom has a wealth of experience supplying M&S (cakes, desserts, roasted coffee and personalised) and Asda (canned fish). He is now the Head of Retail for the Visionary Group supporting challengers and SMEs on food and non-food products.

Earlier Event: 21 March
Brick by Brick Brand Building
Later Event: 10 April
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