Big Tour 2022 bpifrance

Press release | February 16, 2022

Hubside.Store will soon be touring France to promote the circular economy and recruit new talent. Hubside.Store is a specialist in the distribution of new and refurbished smartphones and multimedia products and a member of the 2022 class of the French Tech Next40/120 programme. Initiated by Bpifrance, the only "Festival of Entrepreneurs" is an extraordinary event that brings together the best of French companies to showcase French know-how to the general public, through 28 stages throughout France. Hubside.Store will take advantage of this vast tour to promote the advantages of the circular economy to the general public and to find new talent to support its exponential development. The company plans to recruit 900 profiles and reach 200 physical points of sale by the end of the year.

Hubside.Store, the only physical refurbished brand, with already 100 shops.

Launched in 2020, Hubside.Store is a network of shops, both owned and franchised, whose mission is to make the connected world accessible to all, while following an eco-responsible approach. Hubside.Store has developed a wide range of new and refurbished multimedia products (smartphones, PCs, tablets, TVs, accessories...) and complementary services to manage one's connected life (instore repair and recycling space, multimedia and urban mobility equipment rental, website creation, multimedia insurance...).

Since its creation, the company has continued to grow and in just one year has become one of the leading retail players in the circular economy in the multimedia sector. Its unique and innovative concept is based on :

1. A wide range of smartphones and multimedia products from the biggest brands at low prices, new and reconditioned in France and guaranteed for 24 months,

2. Trade-in and exchange of old devices from the biggest brands directly in shop,

3. An in-house repair centre with 100 repair technicians in France, which allows Hubside.Store to recondition devices and put them back into circulation in its shops in a short circuit,

4. Raising awareness of more sustainable and sensible consumption patterns, focusing on reconditioned products (which account for 60% of the company's appliance sales), rental to give priority to usefulness over the purchase of "dormant" products, and repair and recycling thanks to areas set aside for this purpose in the shop and to its own repair workshop,

5. A local service by deploying points of sale throughout France, in city centres or shopping centres (100 new points of sale are planned for 2022)

By 2021, the brand has opened 100 points of sale in major cities in France and Europe (Paris, Lyon, Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux, Brussels, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon... among others). A major challenge that Hubside. Store intends to take up again this year to reach 200 points of sale by the end of the year, with a launch in the German and Italian markets, and with the ambition to reach 200 million euros in business volume by 2022.

By taking part in the Big Tour, Hubside.Store wants to showcase its innovative concept and meet future candidates wishing to join the adventure. The company plans to recruit more than 1,000 people in Europe, including 800 permanent employees and 100 part-time employees in France.

The stages of the Big Tour :

- Strasbourg (67) - 5 March

- Bordeaux (33) - 20 April

- Toulouse (31) - April 22

- Montpellier (34) - April 26

- Beauval Zoo (41) - April 29

- Lille (59) - 26 May

- Berck sur Mer (62) - 28 May

- Reims (51) - 16 June

- Dijon (21) - 18 June

- Lyon (69) - 20 June

- Grenoble (38) - 22 June

- Ajaccio (2A) - 25 June

- Aix-en-Provence (13) - 29 June

- La Londe-les-Maures (83) - 2 July

- Savines-le-Lac (05) - 4 July

- Narbonne (11) - 6 July

- Vieux-Boucau (40) - 8 July

- Biscarrosse (40) - 10 July

- Les Sables d'Olonne (85) - 21 August

- Pornic (44) - 22 August

- Vannes (56) - 24 August

- Perros-Guirec (22) - 25 August

- Fécamp (76) - 27 August

- Châteauroux (36) - 13 September

- Le Mans (72) - 15 September

- Trouville (14) - 17 September

- Étaples-sur-Mer (62) - 18 September

- Versailles (78) - 20 September

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