As part of an entrepreneurship promotion, eBay is taking over concept retailer The New Stand in New York City to bring a collection of new and unique products developed in Akron, OH.
Earlier this year, Akron and eBay piloted an initiative dubbed Retail Revival, a mentorship program established to support the growth of the city’s local businesses. Akron today accommodates a burgeoning community of entrepreneurs who have been receiving ongoing training and resources from eBay to expand their market.
eBay is now giving the entrepreneurs a retail presence New York City. For a limited time, shoppers can visit The New Stand locations in Brookfield Place and the Union Square subway station to browse and buy the Akron products.
Shoppers who can’t make it to the NYC locations can experience a Taste of Akron with the purchase of limited edition boxes at eBay.com/Akron. The company is selling the Taste of Akron boxes for $35, with all proceeds supporting The Well CDC, a community development organization committed to investing in individual lives and social health across Akron neighborhoods.
“We’re bringing the best of Akron’s entrepreneurs and artisans to New York City to help them expand their reach to new audiences,” said Chris Librie, eBay head of global impact. “Through the power of eBay’s platform and shoppers in New York and beyond, we’re committed to making a positive impact on the growth of local retailers and their communities.”