WHO WE ARE
The Spice & Tea Exchange® was founded in 2008, by a group of talented individuals with a passion for life and food. The company was started with one goal in mind:
to bring the finest selection of gourmet spices, herbs, hand-mixed blends, salts, sugars, teas, gifts, and accessories to market...
...all within a specialty retail environment that inspires culinary creativity and exploration. With a combination of old-world charm and quality products, the business has experienced phenomenal growth and now operates over 80 retail locations in 30 states. Each store is independently owned and operated by people who live and work within their local community.
The Spice & Tea Exchange® develops locations that support other unique businesses with similar footprints, including specialty retail, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Historically, downtowns, main streets, historical districts, boardwalks, riverwalks, and resort destinations have proven the best locations. Community involvement is also key – Disney Springs, Florida, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Savanah, Georgia are just a few examples of locations where stores have enjoyed great success.
People make purchase decisions based on sight and smell. Attractive window displays draw customers in and, once inside, engaging product displays and aromas drive customers to buy. As a result, we look for locations on or near the 50 yard line with heavy foot traffic during business hours, and a good mix of different businesses. Not only do consumers love our products, they also need them, deeming our stores essential.
KEY FACTORS TO TARGET
1,000 TO 1,500 SQ FT.
(THOUGH WE DO HAVE LOCATIONS SMALLER AND LARGER IN SIZE)
LEASE OF 5-10 YEARS, WITH OPTIONS TO RENEW
UP AND COMING DOWNTOWN AREAS AND TOURIST DESTINATIONS WITH HIGH FOOT TRAFFIC, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND EVENTS.
- Natural wooden beams and floors
- Open and airy “fresh market” vibe; inviting for customers to
- Shelves and displays lined with apothecary-style jars
- Spice masters creating hand-mixed blends in store
- Hot and iced tea bar
- High visibility window displays and signage.
PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY
- Educational Workshops
- Culinary Classes
- Tea and Sample Tastings
- Local Wholesale Opportunities to local businesses and markets
- Community Festivals & Events
- Local or Visiting Chef Series
- Blending Demonstrations
THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® OF DULUTH
THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® OF FERNANDINA BEACH
THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® OF NASHVILLE