List of Crowdfunding Campaigns by Packaging-Free (Zero-Waste) Supermarkets and Grocery Shops

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ShopLocationC.F.
Platform
Year &
Period
WeeksBackersAvg.
Pledge
Threshold
& Goal
Total
Funded
($ € %)
in.gredients

United States



Texas,
Austin
Indiegogo



in.gredients' second crowdfunding. See June 2010 for the first one.

SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN
NOW...
2017

3Feb-8Mar?
4.5Threshold: Flexible

Goal: $30,000
Veedelskrämer

Germany



Köln-Ehrenfeld
Startnext



SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN
NOW...
2017

27Jan-1Mar
4.5Goal: €11,111
Unverpackt Lübeck

Germany



Lübeck
Startnext



SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN
NOW...
2017

24Jan-5Mar
5Threshold: €10,000

Goal: €15,000
Go Vrac


Switzerland



Neuchâtel
wemakeit



SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN
NOW...
2017

19Jan-5Mar
6.5Goal: €18,746
(CHF 20’000)
Ohne Umweg

Germany



Nördlingen
Startnext



SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN
NOW...
2017

16Jan-20Feb
5Goal: €27,000
ZeroHero

Germany



Nürnberg
Startnext

2016

28Nov2016-3Jan2017
543959Goal: €22,000€26,050

118% of Goal
Jeninchen

Germany



Jena
Vision Bakery

2016

13Nov2016-8Jan2017
843846Goal: €16,785€20,241

121% of Goal
Unverpackt Saarbrücken


Germany



Saarbrücken
Vision Bakery

2016

8Nov2016-2Jan2017
8.533661Goal: €20,00020,672

103 % of Goal
Au Petit Poids

Belgium



Braine-le-Château
Ulule

2016

17Oct-28Nov
614338Goal: €2,500 €5,504

220% of Goal
Glaskiste

Germany



Freiburg
Startnext

2016

24Sep-4Dec
1039453Goal: €15,000€21,053

140% of Goal
Unverpackt Darmstadt

Germany



Darmstadt
Startnext

2016

19Sept-27Oct
647856Threshold: €20,000

Goal: €30,000
€26,900

135% of Treshold
90% of Goal
Stückgut

Germany



Hamburg
Startnext

2016

6Sep-16Oct
5.596345Threshold: €35,000

Goal: €45,000
€43,154

123% of Threshold

96% of Goal
Tante Olga


Germany



Köln
Startnext

2016

1Jun-30Jun
492854Goal: €48,000€49,723

104%
Épicerie LOCO

Canada



Montreal
Ulule

2016

28Apr-14Jun
6.546965Goal: $6147
(8000 CAD)
$23,378
(30,416 CAD)

380% of Goal
Råvarene

Norway



Bergen (Hordaland)
Kickstarter

2016

12Apr-4May
833077Goal: €23,174
(210,000 NOK)
€25,396
(230,133 NOK)

110% of Goal
LØS Market

Denmark



Copenhagen
Booomerang.dk

2016

1Apr-22July
16158231Goal: €47,000
(350.000,00 DKK)
€49,000
(365.028 DKK)

104% of Goal
The Fillery

United States



New York, Brooklyn
Kickstarter

2016

1March-2April
438844 Goal: $15,000$17,075

114% of Goal
De Verpakkingsvrije Winkel

Netherlands



Leiden
Voor je Buurt

2016

24Feb-31March
517054Goal: €9,000€9,177.50

102% of Goal
Das Gramm

Austria



Graz
Startnext

2016

11Feb-11March
487069 Goal: €50,000€60,270

121% of Goal
Ouni

Luxembourg



Luxembourg
Self-Managed Co-Op Membership Model
2016

6Feb-17Jun
19500360Goal: €180,000 €180,000

100% of Goal

(and still increasing...)
Unverpackt Trier

Germany



Trier
Startnext

2016

22Jan-29Feb
5.583634Threshold: €20,000

Goal: €45,000
€28,055

140% of Threshold

62% of Goal
Louise Genießt

Germany



Erfurt
Vision Bakery



2nd attempt (see 2015 for other campaign)
2016

4Jan-24Jan
335435Goal: €11,190€12,527

112% of Goal
Mamie Mesure

France



Vitré
Ulule

2016

...-12Nov
14439Goal: €5,500€5,590

101% of Goal
L'Oria

France



Ajaccio
Ulule

2016

3Jun-23Jun
321332Goal: €6,785Goal: €6,785

104% of Goal
Frida

Austria



Voralberg
Startnext

2015

27Nov2014-11Jan2015
12112108Threshold: €12,000€12,084

100% of Threshold
Unverpackt Leipzig

Germany



Leipzig
Startnext

2015

4Nov-31Dec
4193Threshold: €17,000

Goal: €21,500
Threshold not reached
Holis

Austria



Linz
GREEN ROCKET



Holis' second crowdfunding. See March 2015 for first the one.
2015

5Oct2015-31Jan2016

[SHOP CLOSED
13-AUG-2016]
16207822Threshold: €50,000

(Limit: €175,000)

€170,100
LOANS?

340% of Target
Epicerie Boomerang

France



Mouans-Sartoux
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2015

1Oct-14Nov
6.517741Goal: €7,000€7,290

104% of Goal
LoLa

Germany



Hannover
Startnext

2015

17Sept-1Nov
6.529565Goal: €15,000€19,195

128% of Goal
Einzelhandel

Germany



Münster
Startnext

2015

11 Sept-
Goal: €30,000Cancelled
Bio Lokaal

Netherlands



Coevoorden
CrowdAboutNow

2015

4Sept-30Nov
1297396Threshold: €25,000
*loans
€38,385

153% of Goal
Natürlich Unverpackt

Germany



Düsseldorf
Startnext

2015

14Aug-27Sept
641452Goal: €20,000€21,599

108% of Goal
Louise Genießt

Germany



Erfurt
Startnext



1st attempt (see 2016 for other campaign)
2015

9Jun-.. .
Goal: €35,000 Goal not reached
La Consigne

France



Cherbourg
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2015

15May-24June
612152Goal: €5,000€6,267

125% of Goal
Ohne

Germany



Munich
Startnext

2015

20Mar-17Jun
1295851Threshold: €43,500€48,804

112% of Threshold
Holis

Austria



Linz
wemakeit



Holis' first crowdfunding. See Oct 2015 for the second one.
2015

18March-19May

[SHOP CLOSED
13-AUG-2016]
648852Threshold: €25,500€39,316

157% of Threshold
Au Grain Près

France



Marseille
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2015

15March-4May
78242Goal: €3,300€3,430

104% of Goal
Einfach Unverpackt

Germany



Leipzig
Vision Bakery

2015

20Jan-25Dec
552142Goal: €20,000€22,006

110% of Goal
Opgeweckt Noord


Netherlands



Groningen
CrowdAboutNow


2015

5Jan-30Mar

[SHOP CLOSED
1-JUL-2016]
12138362Threshold: €25,000
*loans
€50,000

200% of Goal
Liebe & Lose

Austria



Innsbruck
Startnext

2014

23Dec2014-23March2015
121105448Threshold: €35,000

Goal: €50,000
€51,467

103% of Goal
Lose

Germany



Dresden
Startnext

2014

1Dec2014-31Jan2015
879039Goal: €25,000€30,813

123% of Goal
Content

Belgium



Leuven
Crofun.be

2014

27Oct-26Nov
411542Threshold: €3,000€4,866

160% of Goal
Bag & Buy

Netherlands



Utrecht
Doorgaan.nl

2014

26Sept-24Nov

[SHOP CLOSED
14-FEB-2016]
8850108Threshold: €75,000
€92,166

123% of Threshold
Zero Market

United States



Colorado,
Denver
Indiegogo

2014

30July-30Sept
8197128Threshold: Flexible

Goal: $30,000
$25,921

86% of Goal
Robuust

Belgium



Antwerp
Indiegogo

2014

May-April
64041Threshold: Flexible

Goal: €22,500
€1,652

7,3% of Goal
Original Unverpackt

Germany



Berlin
Startnext

2014

8May-16June
5.5
149373Threshold: €20,000

Goal: €45,000
€108,900

242% of Goal
La Recharge

France



Bordeaux
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

2014

14Mar-13April
413032Goal: €3,500€4,170

119% of Goal
Unpackaged
(Hackney Shop)

United Kingdom



London
Directly with customers20128between £2,000
and £25,000
*low interest loans
The New Leaf Co-Op

United Kingdom



Edinburgh
Buzzbnk

2012

10July-16Aug
527168Target: €1,361 (£1,000 )
* loans
€4,534 (£3,340)

334% of Target
in.gredients

United States



Texas,
Austin
Indiegogo



in.gredients' first crowdfunding. See February 2017 for the second one.
2010

30Jun-...
1023466Threshold: Flexible

Goal: $15,000
$15,455

103% of Goal


 

The above list gives an overview of crowdfunding campaign results of packaging-free / zero-waste supermarkets. Different crowdfunding platforms express different philosophies (which can in some cases be combined). It’s good to be aware of the differences.

Loans vs Donations
When the campaign is based on loans, it promises to return all pledges (investments) to the supporters, within a pre-defined time slot. Look at for example the campaign of Opgeweckt Noord (Netherlands) on CrowdAboutNow, with its 48 month return period.  Other loan-based campaigns, such as the one of Unpackaged (UK), were self-managed, without a typical crowdfunding platform. But many crowdfunding campaigns are donation-oriented.

Rewards
This way of working is often seen at donation-based campaigns. The donators are given (small) gifts as a (bonus) reward for their support. Example: Original Unverpackt (DE), who offered bags and cookbooks via Startnext.

Co-Op
Ouni (Luxembourg) is an example of a shop that was born out of the the co-operative business model, meaning that it is fully owned and steered by its members. To become a member one had to buy at least one share of €100. Besides the right to co-manage the shop, actively volunteering members were given extras, such as a 5% discount on all products.

Financial Institutions 

Some crowdfunding platforms are daughter companies of financial institutions, like Doorgaan.nl, a subsidiary of insurance company De Amersfoortse. In their campaign with Bag & Buy (Netherlands), Doorgaan.nl invested an extra €5 for every Facebook like and €10 for every share .

More Crowfunding Information
Head to the mighty Wikipedia – Crowdfunding.

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Rutger,

    you can add

    “Die Veedelskrämer” (packaging-free, Köln-Ehrenfeld)
    crowdfunding https://www.startnext.com/veedelskraemer

    “Ohne Umweg” (no plastic packaging, Nördlingen)
    crowdfunding https://www.startnext.com/ohneumweg

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