The hospitality sector has been the hardest hit over the last few years with the impact of lockdown, increasing supply chain costs and now a risk to reduced consumer spending with cost of living rising. Sessions is on a mission to empower restaurant partners to differentiate themselves and grow sustainably by offering a portfolio of authentic-founder-led brands with proven delivery success.
Packaging is frequently a challenge for independent restaurants and small chains who want to go plastic-free with sustainable solutions but struggle with rising costs and frequent stock outages from suppliers.
Sessions partnered with Seamlessly and Takeaway Packaging to create a packaging marketplace dedicated to benefit restaurant partners with competitive pricing, ease of ordering and attractive bundles; helping to launch a Sessions brand with high quality, sustainable products.
By creating an ecosystem of technology and supplier partners, on a mission to create the best experience for independent restaurants, Sessions is able to pass on the savings from creating economies of scale and more efficient processes back to restaurant partners; while offering packaging that is better for the environment.
“We’re always looking for ways to simplify the onboarding process for our partners and this has solved an important part of operations for us. With over 100 kitchens in our network, we needed a simple platform for operators to be able to order packaging and we’re very happy with the sustainable solution we’ve created with Seamlessly and Takeaway Packaging.”
Dan Warne, CEO, Sessions
“Seamlessly & Takeaway Packaging have combined our unique experience in technology, supply chain and fulfilment to offer food tech scale-ups a fully outsourced model for their branded and catalogue packaging requirements. This enables focus to grow the core business while providing restaurant hosts with economies of scale for their packaging needs and ease of ordering through a customised webstore.
We are super excited to partner with Sessions enabling restaurants to launch a Sessions brand effortlessly with sustainable packaging that is affordable.”
Mustafa Khanbhai, Venture Partner, Seamlessly
Sessions was launched by Dan Warne, former MD of Deliveroo, with the goal of bringing the most exciting talent in food to neighbourhoods across the country through their venues and delivery kitchens. Shelter Hall launched in 2020 and Neighbourhood launched in 2022. The kitchen residencies rotate regularly to give customers the opportunity to discover new chefs and brands, while they also add in-demand brands to their portfolio for delivery. Their network of 100+ delivery kitchens is rapidly expanding with more growth planned to establish Session as the distribution platform for food brands in the UK.
Seamlessly help mission driven tech companies launch, source and scale business operations by creating custom ecosystem’s of technology and supplier partners. Seamlessly works with companies like Uber, Zume, Sessions, PickMe and Avasam and has accelerated their go-to-market strategies with sustainable supply chain solutions and distribution. Read more about the projects they have managed here
About Takeaway Packaging
Takeaway Packaging (Packme ltd) source and manufacture branded & catalogue products from their network of suppliers within the UK, Europe & Asia. Over a very short space of time Takeaway Packaging have become the highest ranked food packaging supplier on Trustpilot with a 4.9 average review rating, which showcases their high level of customer service and quality. Clients include National QSR’s as well as serving independents and smaller chains.