June 22, 2022
The Rounds, a Philly-born sustainable delivery startup, is celebrating one year in business with a public party at The Garden at Cherry Street Pier.
‘The Rounds First Birthday Bash’ will be taking place on Thursday, June 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. The celebration will feature live music provided by Soundroom, games, free giveaways, tables for information of other local sustainable companies, and signature cocktails complimentary for Rounds members.
The idea for The Rounds, previously known as Mlkmn, was launched by two Wharton MBA students, Alexander Torrey and Byungwoo Ko, who were seeking a less wasteful and more convenient way to get the stuff they use everyday. The service delivers a wide variety of household essentials, personal care items, pantry staples, local goods, and pet and baby products to your door in reusable containers, with zero packaging waste. They deliver to Philadelphia households and buildings on a weekly basis. On their fleet of electric bikes, The Rounds delivery team will return to your door on your “refill day” to pick up your empty containers and swap them out for your next order.
"When we were thinking about where to launch, Philly just made sense: it's where my co-founder BK and I met, it's a city that prides itself on community and supporting local and The Rounds has experienced just that; Our Philly Members welcomed us with open arms and gave us the confidence to keep growing into new cities and to keep doing better for future Members. We hope we're continuing to make this city proud."
Since their rebrand last June, The Rounds has expanded to three new cities (Washington DC, Atlanta, and Miami), brought on nearly 3,000 new members in Philadelphia alone, and added over 10 new local brands to their inventory. Each individual member using The Rounds can save up to 50 pounds of trash per year.
Rounds members will get a free drink ticket at the June 30th Birthday Bash. Hope to see you there!
PS - The Rounds can be found at pop up events all over the city. Keep an eye out!
Thursday, June 30 from 7-9 p.m.
Free, live music & giveaways
Pay-as-you-go food and drink
Rounds members get a free drink ticket
The Garden at Cherry Street Pier
21 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106