Bread & Jam Mentor Walk: Selling your food & drink product to Specialist Retailers

Time & Date

Monday 18 May 2020

Starting 08:00 at:

Whole Foods Market, 63-97 Kensington High St., London W8 5SE
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Ending 09:00 at:

Selfridges, London W1A 1AB
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Kickstart your week with a foodpreneur morning walk from Whole Foods Market in Kensington to Selfridges.

Join three speciality food & drink buyers 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 working with independent and speciality retailers. So if you are a food and drink founder with aspirations of supplying or growing your sales in delis, speciality retailers and foodhalls 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 20th April, outside Whole Foods Market (W8 5SE).

End: 09:00am 20th April, Selfridges (W1A 1AB).

Our Mentors

Al Overton, Buying Director, Planet Organic – Al has been at Planet Organic for 17 years; originally as a category buyer, and now as Buying Director – managing the buying, marketing and e-commerce functions within their business.

Tara Mei, Founder, Hotcakes, Co-founder, Bread & Jam – Hotcakes is an online marketplace that makes it easy for emerging brands to get on the shelves of independent retailers across the country. Since launching last year, Hotcakes has over 450 customers, ranging from farm shops and delis to garden centres and cafes. Specifically focused on the independent retail market, their customers love working with Hotcakes because they source hard to find, unique food and drink products for their shelves, helping them maintain their point of difference on the High Street.

Other Mentors TBC


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