Daniel Kropp grew up on his parents’ farm and took over his family’s butcher shop. As a master butcher, he knows his customers want better availability and longer opening hours. However, this presents a major challenge, particularly for small rural businesses. ‘I was looking for solutions to be able to offer our customers fresh, high-quality goods anytime, anywhere, even across regional borders’, says Kropp. This is how “Mein Schlemmerdepot” came into being, a fully automated goods depot from which food ordered online or in stock can be picked up around the clock via drive through. Daniel Kropp makes this service with a virtual marketplace available to regional producers throughout Germany and thus provides a new sales opportunity, particularly for small and family businesses and craft businesses in rural regions. “mein Schlemmerdepot” won the start-up award from the House of Logistics & Mobility HOLM.
House of Logistics and Mobility
The House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) is an interdisciplinary research and development as well as education and knowledge transfer centre for sustainable logistics and mobility. Via its platform, it enables open and innovative collaborations aimed at implementing partnerships, processes and procedures and enabling existing procedures to be organised more efficiently and sustainably. The Centre was founded by the State of Hesse and the City of Frankfurt on the initiative of the HOLM Association. In cooperation with Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and MoWiN .net e.V., HOLM organised the joint Hesse stand at Hypermotion.