UK D2C sales are expected to top £120bn by 2023, as 57% of consumers choose buying direct over retail. Since the first lock-down online sales of food and drink products have rocketed by 45.5% in the UK. The global pandemic has accelerated channel reconfiguration faster than anyone expected. And now that traditional retail can be bypassed this brave new world is a huge opportunity for those who can adapt to this disrupted market the fastest - and these are the emerging challenger brands.
Be part of a virtual gathering of hundreds of challenger brands and thought leaders to explore growth opportunities in the D2C boom.
As sponsors of the event GS1 UK have a 20% discount on event tickets.
You must have a ticket to the event to apply to the opportunities below. Get your ticket at a 20% discount through GS1 UK.
The next big thing in D2C powered by GS1 UK
Use the power of your tribe to generate the highest number of likes on Instagram and LinkedIn to be one of 3 emerging brands to pitch in front of a live audience and go on to win a Grand Prize worth over £10,000 of support, resources and ads to kickstart your growth. You must have a physical product to sell and you must have an active e-commerce website to apply.
Applications open 9 June and close 22 June.
Pitch to ex-CEO FMCG investors with proven track records
Apply to be one of 8 emerging brands to pitch to industry investors with experience building challenger brands. Applications open 9 June.
Pitch to Amazon Vendor
The Amazon Vendor programme is an invite-only programme where you would have a direct trade partnership with Amazon Retail and supply them in a similar way to a retail listing. Amazon Vendor is looking for ambient products only from emerging food and drink brands. Applications are now open.
Pitch to Amazon launchpad
Amazon Launchpad is an invite only programme created to support entrepreneurs, providing engagement tools, merchandising & strategic support. Amazon Launchpad is looking for products that are innovative, unique and less than 10 years old. Applications now open.