Article : France Bleu Berry, 26 May 2022
The New Eco: in Neuvy Saint-Sépulchre, Berry Services is taking advantage of the boom in the second-hand market
The Berry SME specializing in the fashion sector has become an essential cog in a booming second-hand market.
Created by Jean-Claude Béneteau on October 5, 1998, Berry Services has always evolved in the fashion sector. Brands send it new clothes that need alterations. It then came to logistics (storage, dispatch of orders) in order to offer a complete service. About twenty national brands use its services throughout the year, and many others on a more ad hoc basis.
In 2020, the company suffered the backlash of the closure of stores during the first confinement. For three months, the activity is almost at a standstill, resulting in a 40% drop in turnover. Activity resumed with the development of online sales and the boom in the second-hand market.
A partnership with the start-up Faume
Berry Services has signed an exclusive partnership with the French start-up Faume, which offers brands turnkey solutions for entering the second-hand market, from collecting clothes to reselling them. The company had, it is true, all the know-how to position itself: washing, ironing, repairs, order processing, shipments... It only lacked a shooting workshop which was set up to take in photo the articles.
The second-hand market could represent 50% of its activity tomorrow. Berry Services aims to double its turnover, which is currently three million euros, within three years. Cramped in its 10,000 m2 premises, the company has planned to build a new 6,000 m2 building, part of which will be used for storage, for an investment of 3.5 million euros. Work should begin at the end of the year for commissioning in September 2023.
The company, which employs 45 people, will recruit around twenty people.
By Desloges Jean-Marc, France Bleu Berry