We like this 'new breed' as they're doing something a little different. They're taking the regular products you might find in a supermarket or can't be found in stores at all, and they're changing the model of distribution so that they don't have the overheads of brick & mortar retail and operating an enterprise that can be run from almost anywhere. Kinda like the local food distributors around the world.
Lets take a look at a few which are breaking the mould, which might inspire some ideas about new models for local food.
Sick of trawling the aisles of big box warehouses stacked from floor to ceiling with colourful noisy toys? Kiwi Crate (based in the US) offer a subscription service which is a crafted offering unique to their platform. They Continue...
The very excellent New Zealand business magazine, Idealog, has an interesting mix of Technology, Startup & 'Forward looking ventures' flavour.
If you were to pick up a copy of the March edition, then flick your way through their interesting stories of New Zealand business innovation, and find your way to page 64, then you'll find a page on our Local Food Startup Challenge.
We really like this story by Rebeka White (also deputy editor of the excellent Good Magazine) as it strikes a balanced tone about the wider aims of the Local Food Startup Challenge, and the benefits for startup food distributors, small farms & artisan producers.
We'll update this article with a link to the article online when it's published on Idealog's site, so those of you who don't get Idealog Continue...
Here at Bucky Box, we're always on the look out to bring you some ripe pickings of interesting events, guides, resources, and ideas.
Yesterday we spotted this awesome conference which is happening in Austin TX on 1 & 2 February (that's only a week away!). It focuses on "Food, The City and Innovation", and it's hosted by The Food Lab. You can expect all kinds of interesting discussions, ideas and developments to unfold from it, as it's a cross-sectoral approach to changing the food system - featuring engineers, designers, developers, scientists & architects, among others.
Explore some of the big questions facing us in 21st century, with a team of multidisciplinary folks. For those of us who can't Continue...
We realised that as of late we've been chatting with a lot of local food delivery enterprises from all over the world, which puts us in a privileged place to spot some of what's working for different organisations, wherever they may be. We thought in the spirit of open source, we'd share our musings! Continue...
"A nascent network is stamping a uniquely Kiwi mark on the social entrepreneurship movement."
Bucky Box is featured in the latest copy of Unlimited Magazine (Inspiring New Zealand Business). The feature delves into how social enterprise is growing in NZ with features on the Bucky Box vision, as well as our good friends Ooooby, NZCSI and The Kitchen. Viva the 'More Than Profit' movement! Continue...
**UPDATE: Videos from TEDxManhattan are now online here.**
Wow, what an absolutely amazing day I've had with my laptop, the TEDxManhattan conference, and the twittersphere!
As I woke up at 4.30am to watch the TEDx conference livestream, I don't have the energy to give you a full write up just now, I did curate this storify feed of my favourite tweets from the event to give you a feeling for the event, and if you watch the Changing The Way We Eat website, there will be all the videos up soon!
Make sure you don't miss Stephen Ritz from the Green Bronx Machine!
Direct link to Bucky Box's TEDxManhattan storify story can be found here.
or here is the embedded version:
[View the story "TEDxMan from a #localfood advocate" on Storify] Continue...