Manchester founded and Jack Mason led Inc & Co has announced the launch of its retail arm, with the acquisition of luxury bag & accessories brand, KNOMO, and high street healthy eatery, Chop’d. These acquisitions signify the launch of Inc Retail Group, which will add 90 employees to the growing Inc Retail brand.
With 13 stores on the UK high street, including Manchester City Centre’s Cross Street, Chop’d will now form part of its retail offering which will grow unique and innovative brands. This includes KNOMO, with four partner retailers in Manchester alone.
“The acquisition of Chop’d & KNOMO marks a significant step for us into the retail arena, and I’m proud that both brands have a strong Manchester presence. As a customer of Chop’d, I’m looking forward to once again being able to eat out with friends and work colleagues.”
Inc Retail Group will be headed up by newly appointed, experienced industry expert Dan Shaw, who has been brought on board as Managing Director of the retail group. “Dan and I have a unique shared vision for how we believe we can reimagine the high street and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to make that vision come to life,” says Mason.
Dan Shaw, the former board director at Jones Bootmaker, most recently headed up retail innovation at intu shopping centres. Shaw brings extensive experience in wholesale, franchise, and retail operations, and is looking to bring several brands to sit within the retail group that complement Inc & Co’s vision.
Inc Retail Group will soon be announcing further acquisitions in the pipeline, and this initial acquisition of KNOMO & Chop’d will propel the retail division in Q1 2021 and beyond.
To find out more about Inc Retail, visit incretail.com
About Inc Retail
Inc Retail is redefining the retail landscape. We exist to nurture and transform brands, providing them with a platform to grow and perform exceptionally in an ever-changing omnichannel environment. Inc Retail is home to KNOMO, one of the country’s highest-rated providers of luxury bags and chop’d, the locally sourced & sustainable high street eatery.
About Inc & Co
Inc & Co is an award-winning digital business group of over 12 brands and 240 staff, across the U.K. Our companies are experts in retail, tech, property, marketing, and data. Founded in 2019 in Manchester and headed up by Group CEO, Jack Mason, Inc & Co has grown to now have offices in Leeds, London, Bath, and Manchester and over 240 employees.