Welcome to the https://www.retailpride.com (RETAIL IN AMERICA) podcast, and we made it to 10 episodes! This is a special one because I have 2 of the Brand Presidents and Franchise Owners of https://buffcitysoap.com (Buff City Soap), Charli Gorman and Tim Chaffin. It was recorded in a store location outside of Memphis, Tennessee, in front of a live audience of team members and leaders from various Buff City Soap brand locations.
For anyone unfamiliar with the brand, here are a few details;
They are currently open in 29 states and have 218 locations.
Their purpose: "Make Life Smell Wonderful, One handmade Soap at a Time."
100% of their products are handmade daily by local Makers in their Soap Makery, and customers can experience their beauty and laundry products handmade in front of their eyes
This also means that each store creates its own inventory and only produces what is necessary and favored by that local customer.
No complicated ingredients and confusing language. Just plant-based goodness, that's the Buff City Soap way.
In this episode we learn more about what it means to be a franchise owner of a fast-growing retail business, an essential part of our industry. You don't want to miss it!
There is also a quick video https://youtu.be/WJvnU2rBbAs (here )with all of the highlights of our time together.
But first, a huge thank you to the three title sponsors fueling the https://www.retailpride.com/ (RETAIL IN AMERICA) tour and this podcast.
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Go to https://www.retailpride.com/ (RETAIL PRIDE) and follow me on IG https://www.instagram.com/retailpride/ (@retailpride) to see all the details about the https://www.retailpride.com/ (RETAIL IN AMERICA) tour, the cities we will visit, media links, and more.
Contact me directly https://www.retailpride.com/contact (here )to nominate a retail hero for this podcast, host a retail networking or book signing event in your city, or say hello.
Keep your retail pride strong, and I will see you on the road!
Audio engineer https://www.deanalbak.com/ (Dean Albak )
Cover image shot by https://www.instagram.com/dukewinn.newyork/ (Duke Winn)