Group Grand Prize for Young Retailers

Grand Prize for Young Retailers

Grand Prize for Young Retailers The Grand Prize for Young Retailers was created by Unibail-Rodamco to encourage innovation and to support the creation of new businesses. It is by far the largest single endowment supporting the creation of new businesses in France, distributing prizes with a value of €1.35 million to the three winners. Unibail-Rodamco provides the winners with retail space in one of its shopping centres, waiving both key money and the first six months’ rent to relieve the new entrepreneurs of some of the stress that is involved in launching a commercial venture. In addition, all six finalists receive marketing, legal, logistical, business and management guidance to help them to fine-tune their business plan.

The fourth edition of the Grand Prize for Young Retailers was won by Tailor Corner, an innovative concept which proposes made-to-measure suits at off-the-rack prices. The runners-up were Chaak, a Mexican fast-food concept, and Goutu, which sells fresh sandwiches from just €1.

The third edition of the Grand Prize for Young Retailers was won by Arteum, which aims to bring art and culture out of museums and into people’s lives. Arteum now has two stores in the Group’s shopping centres. Fishkiss and Our, runners-up in 2009, both opened their first restaurants in Unibail-Rodamco centres in summer 2010.

Grand Prize for Young Retailers

Interested in taking part in the competition? Visit the Grand Prize website (in French)
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