Well Made

108 Culling Through the Clutter with Emily Schildt, founder of Pop-Up Grocer

Episode Summary

It's like a grocery store but everything is health and beautiful. Oh, and it's gone in 30 days. Founder Emily Schildt talks us through how Pop-up Grocer is a solution for how consumers actually want to shop for groceries.

Episode Notes

The grocery store model hasn’t adapted with how people shop. Traditional big box stores stock up on everything under the sun and rely on small margins based for big cart sizes. With traditional grocery stores struggling and US consumers being slow to adopt online grocery, Emily Schildt saw an opportunity to prioritize discovery over convenience as a way to help people find brands they actually love.

Pop-up Grocer is a highly curated 30-day activation featuring grocery brands that get an A+ for innovation, nutrition, and design. Emily has thoughtfully positioned Pop-Up Grocer to be an exciting space that leaves people wanting more. Just ahead of their Venice launch on February 7, she is sharing the careful balance between curation and discovery, the importance of location, and the paths envisions for Pop-Up Grocer in the future.

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