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Meet Kenneth Wu of Milk and Eggs in Downtown Los Angeles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kenneth Wu.

Kenneth, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I grew up in LA, went to school here, college, and worked here. Or in other words, I’m an Angeleno! In 2001, the dot com bubble burst and I found myself without a job in the IT industry. Out of necessity, I started my first business. I was very lucky and we did very well, I made my first million within a few years before I was 30. But as life tends to be, things were not always smooth sailing. And as I tell my friends, running a business is not like working a job. As an entrepreneur there is a possibility of losing money, despite the long hours and investment.

I learned some things the hard way, but ultimately the true test of character was not how I handled success, but how I handled failure. And we faced that reality many times. In the end, we triumphed and with lots of effort and foresight, managed to pull ourselves out.

But every day is always a challenge and a testament to life and the pursuit of the American Dream.

Has it been a smooth road?
There are always challenges and obstacles.

Some simple examples of challenges are personnel. Getting everyone on the same page, moving in the same direction, sometimes takes more effort than one would imagine.

Then there are competitors who want to eat your lunch.

And there are government agencies that want to regulate and make sure you are doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Sometimes this is good, sometimes it’s simply bureaucracy.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Milk and Eggs story. Tell us more about the business.
Milk and Eggs is an Online Farmer’s Market. We bridge the local farmer or artisan food maker with great people.

We’re known for our amazing prices, great food, and free delivery. We commonly get lots of compliments about how great the food is.

The 2 things we’re most proud of are, how we cultivate and support the local community and the positive impact we have in the lives around us, both customers and staff.

We are more than just grocery delivery, we are community-centric. We are built by local community members, selling local food, delivering to the community.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
There are huge changes on the horizon. We’re at the final frontier in America for food delivery. And Amazon, the largest online retailer, agrees with this by their acquisition of Whole Foods.

We are at the tipping point, the beginning of something great! And we’re here at the ground level of it all.

Pricing:

  • Bananas 19¢
  • Dozen Eggs 99¢
  • Ginger 1lb $1.00
  • Sweet Potato / Yams 1lb $1.45
  • Onion Large 64¢

Contact Info:


Image Credit:
@lifeisbutadish
@beetsandburgers
@thedelicious
@milkandeggscom

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