The startup that innovates the sector
Generating a culture of innovation in retail and fostering the meeting between corporate and startups. It was born with this goal Retail Hub, startup born in February 2020 founded by Antonio Ragusa and Massimo Volpe.
“We want to facilitate access to all innovation in order to give the same opportunities' to Italian companies as well as international ones, first of all in terms of access to this information. Because if the "new world" has taught us that your next competitor could be an online book retailer in Seattle, it is better to be able to build today a structure that can choose the same insights to compete on equal terms without having to open a office in California just to stay up to date and make the best choices ”- say the two co-founders.
Retail Hub is an accelerator that it gives retailers the opportunity to update themselves in the field of innovation through online and offline events, shared by the theme of innovation, all by selecting the best startups and scaleups on the national and international scene, and supporting them in the go to market.
“Innovating the world of retail, from the traditional supermarket to e-commerce means realizing that the customer has changed… and with him his needs too. With this awareness, strategies can be built to serve new market opportunities. Today all companies have to deal with a request different from that of even 24 months ago and it is necessary to adapt their structures to these changes. From investments, to organization, to corporate culture. Aware that the watchword, in addition to innovation, is flexibility to be able to govern rather than suffer”- explain Antonio and Massimo.
The most requested professional profiles today are those able to reason both in a physical and virtual environment. And that they know how to read the data that is collected every day to create success stories. "Digital areas, logistics, data scientists and, in general, figures who know how to work in an omnichannel environment where the customer relationship goes beyond interaction in the store. In addition to this, another important theme is re-skilling, because we cannot think of changing all the professionals already present. There are people who are the real wealth of the companies they work for. They must be protected to be able to exploit their unique experiences through the new tools we have today ”.
Retail Hub with Gruppo Sella, has just launched an acceleration program for startups in the retail sector, at a European level, for identify the most innovative solutions to be introduced on the market thanks to continuous collaboration with partner companiesr. "Retail for the Future", the initiative for the selection, support and growth of the best European startups in the sector to accelerate and support them in the development of innovative technological solutions to be applied in the retail sector, with the direct involvement of the companies involved in the path.
“The contribution of Banca Sella is fundamental as it will finance the best innovations with a cash contribution and support in terms of mentorship, together with the best Italian and international retail experts selected by us at Retail Hub” - they specify.
Another project will start with Talent Garden. "TOwe created the first vertical co-working for retail in via Calabiana and we are already looking for a new property ”- they say.
Source: Corriere della Sera