This black-owned vegan grocery store is slated to open locations in every major U.S. city by 2024
Fully vegan grocery store and cafe Vegan fine foods In Fort Lauderdale, FL, plans were recently announced to open locations in all major US cities by 2024. Parent company Vegan Fine Brands, Inc., which includes the 5,000-square-foot Vegan Fine Foods store, Vegan Fine Body, and Vegan Fine Cafe – is currently hosting a crowdfunding raise for stocks on the platform Start the engine Expanding the retail space across the country through corporate and franchise-operated locations. Vegan Fine Brands has raised more than $ 105,000 to date.
Vegetable for everyone
“I’ve lived in food deserts for years with little or no access to nutrient-rich foods, and I see how damaging this can be to underserved communities,” said Steven Smith, founder of Vegan Fine Brands. “I’m competitive and motivated, and my extensive business background has given me the tools and connections to keep this up. My commitment to improving access to high quality herbal products for all strengthens my conviction. “
In 2019, Vegan Fine Foods raised more than $ 1.4 million through the equity fundraising platform WeFunderWith this role, a new point-of-sale and inventory management system was implemented, an e-commerce platform (which has not yet launched) was created, key personnel were hired, and equipment was purchased. Smith, a former engineer at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo., Founded his vegan company in 2016 to buy vegan and plant-based products from a single source. The company currently has franchisee partners in Atlanta, GA, Washington DC and Richmond, VA, a potential franchisee in Toronto, ON, New York City and Los Angeles, and plans to have additional proprietary locations in Florida, beginning with Miami.