Carousell and Unilever launch #SupportLocal initiative to help F&Bs and SMEs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CAROUSELL AND UNILEVER LAUNCH #SUPPORTLOCAL INITIATIVE TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

 

In partnership with Unilever Food Solutions, Carousell onboards over 2,500 local hawkers and small F&B businesses onto the online marketplace to aid business operations.

 

Singapore, 13 Apr 2020 – Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing classifieds, today announced the launch of its #SupportLocal campaign, to aid local business owners whose operations have been disrupted by COVID-19. The umbrella initiative aims to support both small food and beverage (F&B) establishments and small and medium enterprise (SME) owners.

 

With increased social distancing measures being enforced, local F&B owners have seen a plunge in business and need to adapt to keep their businesses afloat. The first phase of the initiative, ‘#SupportLocal F&Bs’, rallies Singaporeans to support the smaller F&B establishments and hawkers in their neighbourhood.

 

In partnership with Unilever Food Solutions, a key food service supplier with brands such as Knorr, Best Foods and Lipton, Carousell will be onboarding over 2,500 F&B businesses onto the newly created Local F&B category on its platform. The onboarding process will ensure that business owners who have not had prior experience with online operations are still able to list on Carousell for increased visibility. With Carousell listings, F&B owners will be able to provide on-demand takeaway services without having to pay a premium or commission to external vendors, and Carousellers will be able to conveniently and directly support the local F&B establishments near them. Interested F&B outlets may list on Carousell following these simple guidelines: https://www.carousell.sg/p/supportlocal-f-bs-list-on-carousell-286826337/?t-id=_1583983269231&t-referrer_browse_type=categories&t-referrer_category_id=2159&t-referrer_request_id=8WZFYPEbEqUUM7Kr&t-referrer_sort_by=popular&t-tap_index=7

 

“Many food-stall owners like us are not equipped for delivery services and although the government has provided rental support, our stall does not qualify for the waiver. Right now, we can only work with what we have to reach out to the neighbourhood. We really appreciate Carousell’s initiative to provide a platform for us small local F&Bs. Any visibility during this time is extremely important and we’re banking on local support from those around us,” said Wei Cheng, Second-Generation Business Owner, 亮光海鲜汤 Liang Guang Seafood Soup.

 

“Carousell has always been a community-driven platform. This is a moment that is unprecedented in our history, where the community plays a critical role in ensuring the survival of businesses and more importantly, livelihoods. Nothing binds our local community together more than their shared love for food, and we have partnered with Unilever Food Solutions, who are experts in the culinary industry, to help our local F&B owners tide through these difficult times. With 1 in 4 Singaporeans using Carousell, we have the unique opportunity to reach out to a sizable portion of the community and provide them with the means to support local businesses,” said Lewis Ng, Chief Commercial Officer, Carousell.

 

“At Unilever Food Solutions we believe in supporting every food business, big or small. We are happy to collaborate with Carousell to provide our F&B community with an additional option to attract the orders they sorely need. Over the next few days, UFS will deploy full resources to onboard F&B establishments so that more can benefit from this initiative. We will also continue to share Covid-19 response resources on topics such as Food Safety, Delivery, Profit Protection and also Immunity-boosting menus to help businesses adjust to the new normal. It’s a tough time, but the Singaporean F&B community is amazingly resilient. With our Kampong spirit, we can weather any storm. “said Ivan Lu, Managing Director, Malaysia and Singapore, Unilever Food Solutions.

 

Apart from supporting the F&B industry, Carousell is also aiding local SMEs who have been impacted by COVID-19. In the second phase of the initiative, ‘#SupportLocal Retailers’, Carousell will be providing eligible SMEs with a business grant that entitles them to 3 months worth of premium services on Carousell, including a CarouBiz (Carousell for Business) subscription. The subscription service provides a suite of premium seller tools for retailers to gain more exposure to buyers during this crucial period and expand their business on Carousell.

###

SHARE THIS STORY

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

RELATED POSTS

5 Companies That Have Already Announced Job Cuts This Year

Layoffs in 2023: 5 Companies That Have Already Announced Job Cuts This Year

The layoff spree at tech giants is bleeding into a new year. It has been just three weeks since we entered 2023, yet the media is buzzing with disturbing numbers about people being laid off by tech companies: At least 104 tech companies let go more than 26,000 employees. This means, more than 1,600 tech employees were dismissed per day in the past couple of weeks. Let’s take a look at the top tech companies that are laying off aggressively.

Goblin Mode

Decoding the World’s Obsession with “Goblin Mode”

Do you find yourself struggling to maintain a positive and productive attitude at work? Are you becoming increasingly irritable or disengaged from constantly feeling overwhelmed and stressed? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience this state of mind, and some turn on their ‌ “goblin mode” to cope with it. The term “goblin mode” gained popularity in February 2022

Instagram vs YouTube—Which Is Better for Your Business?

Instagram vs YouTubeWhich Is Better for Your Business?

With the rise of social media platforms, like Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, businesses have gained new opportunities to reach their potential customers. It’s important to note that Instagram and YouTube are not just for entertainment; they can be used as powerful tools for marketing and creating brand awareness. Many individuals already use YouTube, TikTok and more to earn money.

What Is Ambient Computing? How Does It Affect Our Lives?

What Is Ambient Computing? How Does It Affect Our Lives?

Picture this: it’s five degrees Celsius outside, and you are freezing, but instead of you adjusting your thermostat, your house automatically realizes that it needs to be warmed up and changes the temperature accordingly. That is what ambient computing is all about. Ambient computing (also called ambient intelligence) refers to technology immersed into your environment. You don’t have to consciously interact with it using screens or keyboards.

How Can AI Be Used in Governance?

How Can AI Be Used in Governance?

One of the many things that artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of doing is helping governments function smoothly. In a previous article, we discussed that, over time, AI would be responsible for more decision-making. As such, it can help governments worldwide make tough decisions by ridding the decision-making process of human biases.

Top 3 Cheapest Tesla Alternatives to Consider Buying

Top 3 Cheapest Tesla Alternatives to Consider Buying

Those who care about the environment have progressively shifted to electric cars. In December 2022, electric car sales reached 11% of the car market worldwide. These cars not only have significantly fewer carbon emissions but are also cheaper to maintain. Some countries, such as New Zealand, the U.K.