The Latest News in Retail Innovation & Startup

Hampton Creek

Hampton Creek’s Plan to Reimagine the Future of Food

Hampton Creek was founded by Josh Tetrick less than three years ago. After spending more than seven years in Sub-Saharan Africa, he was inspired to do something that would make a large-scale difference in the world.

By: Erica Swallow. Source: Mashable


ZADY, One Year In, Is Launching A Private Label

t’s been exactly one year since Zady, the conscious e-commerce site founded by Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi, went live. Up next: a Zady label. The first product, a women’s sweater, will be available in time for the holidays.

By: Lauren Sherman. Source: Fashionista

Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel finds success with stealth luxe

With sleek bucket bags, totes and backpacks priced from $460 to $950, Mansur Gavriel is targeting women who want low-key luxe and value without overt logos or labeling. And it’s working.

By: Booth Moore. Source: LA Times

John Elliot + Co

Cult Menswear Brand John Elliott + Co Grows on Its Own Terms

John Elliot + Co have managed to grow an initial investment of $30,000 into a fledgling business that’s set to generate revenues in the “seven-figure-range,” propelled by its standout basics and healthy online fanbase.

By: Jian Deleon. Source: Business of Fashion

Stich Fix

A New Kind of E-Commerce Adds a Personal Touch

Katrina Lake started Stitch Fix, a women’s clothing retailer that sends its customers boxes of clothes that are picked by a combination of personal stylists and big data

Local lift

Local Lift Is A Kickstarter For Local Businesses

Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms have been a big hit with product makers and creative types, but a new company called Local Lift wants to now bring the power of crowdfunding to those in the local, small business community.

By: Sarah Perez. Source: TechCrunch


How Farmigo Is Turning NYC into a Food Startup Hub

Last month, more than 70 people assembled for the very first Food Hackers event. Located in a repurposed warehouse/garage space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York

By: Ronald Barba. Source: Tech Cocktail NYC


‘We’re the Uber of X!’

By this point, “it’s the Uber of X” is a phrase you’ve probably heard a ton – it seems like a third of new startups either purport to being the Uber of something, or have been dubbed so by the press.

By: Laura Entis. Source: Entrepreneur