Startup Stories - Lauren Branson (Your Food Collective)

3 Nov 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Lauren Branson

Lauren Branson and her cofounder Cara Cooper launched Your Food Collective in 2017, a local, ethical, and regenerative online grocery platform delivering fresh food to customers in Sydney, Newcastle and surrounding areas.

Having completed nearly 50,000 orders, achieved over 60 per cent reduction in household carbon emissions for over 15,000 households, and reduced food waste by up to 50 per cent across the supply chain, Your Food Collective are creating massive impact for their startup and their customers.

The team use a seven-point sustainability criteria for its farms and encourage suppliers to ensure lowest carbon footprint, reduce food waste, create greater product diversity and nutrient rich food. And they’ve made it so easy for customers to ‘pick-to-order’ their food and have it to their front door 48-hours through their proprietary tech.

Lauren has helped lead the company to an average year-on-year growth of 135 per cent and are hoping to hit $5mil in revenue for 2021-22 FY. They’re also raising $1.2mil to scale across the state and country along with the expansion of their white label product lines.

Join us for Startup Stories and hear how Lauren and the Your Food Collective team are leading consumer-driven change, disrupting the $7bn online grocery industry and making a massively positive change for the environment.

Event is free but registration essential

Order of Proceedings

8:00AM - Zoom webinar commences

8:05AM - Housekeeping and introduction

8:10AM - Overview from Lauren Branson

8:20AM - Participant submitted Q&A

8:50AM - Additional Q&A with live audience

9:00AM - Event concludes

Location
  • I2N Virtual Hub via Zoom
Contact
  • i2n@newcastle.edu.au

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