An initiative to reply to a need born throughout confinement: that of consuming local merchandise and as natural as attainable. This initiative can be that of two brothers from Montalban and now settled in Toulouse: Samuel and Simon Helua created Cagette Market.
“Like many French people, we were a bit stuck in our food purchases and we actually wanted to continue shopping locally from our sofa”, says Samuel Helua. “The idea came to us to create a 100% online market directly from local producers, with a home or work delivery service”.
A fundraiser and some months later, the 2 brothers launched this on-line grocery store final November, the place you can store for meals, cosmetics, family merchandise but in addition childcare and have them delivered to you, most frequently by bike. .
Today, 80% of their merchandise come from the Occitanie area. A delight that has been the topic of a protracted choice: “we toured the region for nine months”, recollects Samuel Helua. In whole, there are greater than 500 conferences with producers, breeders but in addition manufacturers from Occitanie and France.
An set up on the MiN in Toulouse
“The idea was to be as close as possible to the city center, that is to say where our consumers are located, but also to be as close as possible to our producers”, explains one of many co-founders. They subsequently arrange their firm within the coronary heart of the Toulouse Market of National Interest: “there are a lot of producers who come three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday to sell their products”. Cagette Market is now in direct contact with greater than 300 producers whom they remunerate on the proper worth.
Today, they primarily serve Toulouse and its environment, specifically Balma, Union or Blagnac. As a lot as attainable by bike. The two Helua brothers additionally needed combat in opposition to meals waste : “every day, we entrust to the Belles Gamelles association, which is also present in the Min de Toulouse, all our unsold food which is then cooked by their chef and entrusted to associations which help people in difficulty to feed themselves daily. “.
An encouraging launch
Three months after the launch, the co-founders are very proud of the passion surrounding their undertaking. “For the moment, we are in line with our objectives. We place around 50 to 100 orders per week”, rejoices Samuel Helua. The month of December was notably good, specifically thanks to prospects who needed to supply present packing containers in its place to end-of-year meals.
Corn the aim shouldn’t be development in any respect prices, desires to specify the co-founder. “We are not a start-up. We are not aiming for hyper growth. Our economic model has been built in this direction: namely sustainable and sustainable growth”. Today, the 2 brothers work with two individuals and hope to recruit three new colleagues this yr.