• Jun. 11 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

The Box Shop celebrates youth on the rise

Vilakazi Street will be abuzz as food and art lovers alike, artisans and entrepreneurs descend upon the annual Box Shop June 16 Food Market on Youth Day. With the powerful backing by American Express, The Box Shop will be celebrating its second year of the partnership. The lifestyle and retail initiative offers a platform for young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by reaching markets beyond their social influence.

The food market will feature 22 stalls operated by young entrepreneurs. Out of the 22 stalls, 12 will be dedicated to food from African-inspired traditional cuisines, hot authentic beverages, a display and showcase of local wines and ready to eat products. The remaining 10 stalls will be dedicated to fashion, accessories and jewellery products.

American Express will set up all 22 suppliers with Pocket Point-of-Sale (POS) devices at no cost to enable the youth-owned SMEs to transact with ease.