Sweet's Syrup began in a home kitchen, selling to friends who stopped by to pick up their orders from a cooler on Steph's porch.
Word spread and demand increased. Stephanie began looking for retail venues for her rapidly-growing business.
She recalls, "Dr. Sheila Kilbane was my first person to sell Sweet’s. It was such an honor because I respect her tremendously! I had also been talking with Dironah at Berrybrook Farms for a couple months about becoming a retailer. She gave me lots of advice, which I took to heart. I made necessary changes to our label and was thrilled when Berrybrook became our first "official" retailer. They've been a devoted account and friend for over four years now."
"Provisions in Waxhaw, Laurel Market in Eastover, The Peach Stand in Fort Mill, and The Bradford Store in Huntersville were next. They're all still with us today, and they feel like family."
That family has grown exponentially over the past four years. We're now featured in over 140 stores across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We'd love to tell you about each and every one of them, but today will spotlight just a few.
Our oldest retailer is Renfrow Hardware, founded in 1900 in Matthews, NC, and still run by the same family. A close second is Davis General Store in North Charlotte (pictured below), also still operated by the family who founded it in 1908. We are honored to be on their shelves!
Today, while Sweet's products are made in a commercial kitchen and sold online nationwide, local retailers are still the heart and soul of Sweet's. Each of them has tried and carefully considered our products, and determined that we belong on their shelves and in their refrigerators, and that they're willing to recommend Sweet's to their customer base. That's a vote of confidence we don't take lightly. We're grateful, and WE LOVE OUR RETAILERS!
Find a Sweet's retailer near YOU with our Store Locator.