Article Source: Super Market Events
First Published: 19 November 2020 11:01
Updated: 19 November 2020 11:01
Super Market Events, who have been running creative market events across Glasgow since 2017, saw their bustling and successful business grind to a sudden halt earlier this year. Lockdown and further Covid-19 restrictions have made it impossible for them to operate in their usual live events format. Having a huge knock on effect for not only themselves, but also the hundreds of independent traders that their events support each month.
With Christmas fast approaching, Super Market Events founder Kelly Conway wanted to find a way of bringing their much loved market experience to people virtually and embrace a ‘Digital Christmas’.
Discovering a technology that has traditionally been used for virtual art gallery shows in the past. Conway was inspired and saw an opportunity to create a fully immersive virtual shopping experience unlike any other, where visitors can actually ‘walk’ the marketplace.
Allowing her to authentically bring the Super Market Events market experience and over 150 independent Scottish brands online and directly into customers’ living rooms. All with the market’s trademark buzz and community spirit. The creation of ‘Super Market Virtual’ will give a vital lifeline to independents trading in the midst of Covid-19 and the ‘new normal’.
Shoppers will have the opportunity to ‘Walk around’ and browse the individual stalls of over 150 independent Scottish brands across 10 categories, such as; fashion, homewares, kids and food & drink. You then simply click into your chosen stalls and get shopping. Everything is then purchased with one simple and convenient transaction. And UK postage is completely free.
Kelly Conway, founder of Supermarket Events and Super Market Virtual, explains: “2020 has undoubtedly had it’s challenges, but it has also allowed us the space to look at the business and be open to doing things differently. It’s been amazing to reconnect with all our brands and offer them an innovative platform to sell their products during such a crucial trading period. We’re so excited to launch Supermarket Virtual and bring Supermarket Events back to life for Christmas!”
Rachel Robertson, Aberdeen based designer and founder of participating accessories brand Hackley also spoke of her appreciation for the new concept: “I’m delighted to take part in Super Market Virtual. It’s such an exciting concept and has given all of us a fantastic platform and opportunity to reach new customers this festive season. As a business that usually relies on and thrives at ‘real life’ markets, it’s a huge relief to see this kind of innovation coming through. And I hope shoppers choose to shop small and support brands like me this Christmas.”
Launching this Sunday 22nd November, Supermarket Virtual 'Festive Edition' will run for 3 weeks until Sunday 13th December. Entry to the virtual market place will be free to all for its entirety at www.supermarketevents.com. Making it easier than ever to #shopsmallthischristmas.
Disney's beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast is heading out on a UK & Ireland Tour in 2021 which will include a 5 week run at The Edinburgh Playhouse!
The Rum Slinger, Scotland's newest monthly subscription-based UK-wide rum delivery service launches in time for Christmas!
Scotland’s leading homelessness charity is on the hunt for one star baker to get creative in the kitchen and produce a new brownie for its popular home delivery service.
Ten local artists will take over Bannockburn House to stage the historic mansion’s first ever major art installation since being bought by the community back in 2016.
Bannockburn House is set to host a drive thru Christmas market this year to help raise much needed funds for its community projects and restoration work.
Scottish market events company is leading the way with the launch of an innovative new online shopping experience to support independent brands this Christmas.
Koor, a free app making individual choral practise enjoyable, launches a series of festive workshops to enable people to share the joy of singing from the safety of their own homes.
A free roadside bike repair service for NHS Forth Valley staff has been extended to cover all local key workers following a successful six-week pilot.
Dobbies, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, has teamed up with Teenage Cancer Trust to give local heroes a Christmas to remember!
One of Scotland’s most awarded independent craft breweries has unveiled its new range of Christmas gifts for beer lovers to buy online with UK-wide next day delivery.
Stirling Books has been Highly Commended in the Scotland Loves Local campaign’s High Street Heroes Awards.
As Christmas approaches, Dobbies, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, has released the first of three festive themed podcasts!
Clyde 1 and Forth 1 are set to broadcast an exclusive session from multi-award-winning global star, Sam Smith on Monday 16th November!
Applications are now open for Scene Stirling’s first Digital Commissions scheme. Five successful local artists & creatives will be awarded a £1500 bursary and receive training in digital skills.
Tickets for Scotland's biggest and best Christmas drive-in go on sale tomorrow morning at 7.30am!
The Stay At Home Choir have partnered with Koor, a free app that helps choral singers learn, improve and enjoy singing, to deliver their virtual Christmas celebration this year.
Stirling Provost Christine Simpson has urged residents to pay their respects to the war dead from home this year ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
Communities across Scotland are being urged to celebrate Scotland’s national day on 30 November by wearing their kilt as part of the #GetYerKiltOn tourism initiative.
Scotland's biggest and best Christmas drive-in is BACK as itison announce its Drive-In Movies will return to Loch Lomond Shores for the 8th year in a row!
A new training schedule offering more than 20 online courses to Stirling’s business community has been launched by Go Forth Stirling.
Go Forth Stirling has been named a Regional Champion in the Scotland Loves Local campaign’s High Street Heroes Awards.
Scottish market events company is leading the way in marketplace e-commerce with the launch of an innovative new online shopping experience to support independent brands this Christmas.
Loch Lomond Shores has announced a nature-inspired photography competition for amateur photographers which will run until November 20th!
On November 1st, fans have the chance to watch the moment NOVA made history as the youngest ever winner, plus exclusive insights from all ten shortlisted artists on their outstanding albums.
Scottish Book Trust’s patron and award-winning author Val McDermid has joined young people of Scotland to contribute to a time capsule for Book Week Scotland.
The 2020 winner of Scotland’s national music prize, The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, was revealed as Nova, the youngest ever winner, for her debut release ‘Re-Up’.
People saved by living kidney transplantation have given thanks to their donors and the NHS on the 60th anniversary of the first living kidney donation in the UK.
Harviestoun Brewery is backing ‘International Stout Day’ on Thursday 5th November with the launch of a new online exclusive and first online stout tasting event.
Scottish Book Trust has launched Book Week Scotland's 2020 programme, which focuses on the theme of Future.