The Retailtech Hub
was founded in Munich in 2017 by MediaMarktSaturn and Plug and Play as a platform for testing and promoting new retail technologies. In the meantime, further retailers (Lidl, Kaufland, S.Oliver) as well as retail-related companies (Aachener Grund, Visa, Wirecard) have become involved as corporate partners. Over the past two years, Cliff Pfefferkorn and Thomas Natkowski have been active as mentors for the Retailtech Hub in Munich on a voluntary basis and have worked intensively with the founding teams. Startups included ParcelLab, store2be, Cellomat and Packator. On 16 October, Expo Day 5 pilot results of the start-ups and their corporate partners took place.