Franchising

BULK NATION POISED FOR STEADY GROWTH OVER NEXT 12 MONTHS

TAMPA, Florida, March 7, 2017

Bulk Nation, the Tampa, Fla.-based bulk food specialty grocer, is setting plans for store openings that would bring its locations to 16 by early 2018, according to Clay Donato, Bulk Nation president.

“We were fortunate to experience a 150 percent growth in 2016,” Donato said. “We project to be on the same growth path over the next 12 months.”

The next store opening is planned for July in Clermont, Fla. Additional store openings are projected for Fall 2017 in Lake City, St. Cloud and Panama City, Fla. Early 2018 store openings are on the schedule for Wesley Chapel, Jacksonville and Pensacola, Fla., in addition to a second store in Lakeland, Fla. Bulk Nation expects to open it first Alabama store in Mobile in April 2018.

According to Donato, Bulk Nation is currently finalizing plans to establish a company partnership with all YMCA locations in its store markets. While details are still being finalized the ongoing partnership will be rolled out the second quarter of 2017.

“With the opening of our stores, we think it’s important to build a connection with the communities,” Donato added, who is board chairman of the Brandon, Fla., YMCA. “The Y has many needs and we think this is a good fit for both the Y and Bulk Nation.”

Founded in 2013, Bulk Nation is a bulk food specialty grocery store company dedicated to providing customers with an extensive selection of quality bulk food products at low prices. Customers can expect a unique experience with over 3,000 bulk specialty food items including dried fruits, nuts and vegetables, as well as spices, coffees, teas, ancient grains and candy.

Bulk Nation currently has seven Florida stores in Brandon, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Orlando and Tarpon Springs. For more information, go to bulknationusa.com.

BULK NATION OPENS IN KISSIMMEE, FL

TAMPA, Florida, January, 2017

Bulk Nation, the Tampa, Fla.-based bulk food specialty grocer, has opened in Kissimmee, according to Clay Donato, Bulk Nation president.

“We have been looking for the right location and had this market on our radar for quite some time,” said Donato. “We think Bulk Nation is a good fit for Kissimmee.”

The Kissimmee store is located at 1397 E Osceola Pkwy. It is in Gateway Plaza Shopping Center.

By buying bulk, customers have the advantage to purchase in the quantity they want as most products are sold by weight,” Donato added. “Without the overhead of the packaging, it also saves the customer money.”

Founded in 2013, Bulk Nation is a bulk food specialty grocery store company dedicated to providing customers with an extensive selection of quality bulk food products at low prices. Customers can expect a unique experience with over 3,000 bulk specialty food items including dried fruits, nuts and vegetables, as well as spices, coffees, teas, ancient grains and candy.

Bulk Nation currently has Florida stores in Brandon, Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, Tarpon Springs, and Orlando.

BULK NATION TO OPEN FIVE NEW STORES IN SEPTEMBER- NOVEMBER

TAMPA, Florida, July, 2016

Bulk Nation, the Tampa, Fla.-based bulk food specialty grocer, plans to open five new Florida stores in September and October, according to Clay Donato, Bulk Nation president.

We are excited about our growth,” said Donato. “We want to bring the benefits of bulk food shopping to additional customers.”

Plans call for store openings in early September in Clearwater/Countryside and Lakeland. Openings in Tarpon Springs, Kissimmee and Clermont are scheduled for October.

“By buying bulk, customers have the advantage to purchase in the quantity they want as most products are sold by weight,” Donato added. “Without the overhead of the packaging, it also saves the customer money.”

Bulk Nation will also open new stores in Orlando under a franchise agreement in 2016 and 2017. Plans call for at least five new stores under this agreement.

“What Bulk Nation offers is a unique operating system and customer experience,” Donato added. “We also have stores in the works for Jacksonville, South Florida and Oklahoma.”

Founded in 2013, Bulk Nation is a bulk food specialty grocery store company dedicted to providing customers with an extensive selection of quality bulk food products at low prices. Customers can expect a unique experience with over 3,000 bulk specialty food items including dried fruits, nuts and vegetables, as well as spices, coffees, teas, ancient grains and candy.

Bulk Nation currently has stores in Brandon (Regency Square), Largo (Largo Mall and Orlando (2522 East Colonial Drive, Colonial Plaza).


Bulk Nation Signs Multi-Unit Development Agreement in Orlando

TAMPA, Florida, February, 2016

Bulk Nation, the Florida based bulk food specialty grocer which operates 3 locations in Central and West Florida announced their first multi-unit franchise agreement for the Orlando region. New franchise operator, Greg Knudsen, will open five Bulk Nation locations in Orlando, with the intent to open more locations over the coming years. The first location is slated to open in the third quarter of 2016.

"My team and I are very excited to partner with Greg to build the brand in the Orlando market,” said Clay Donato, President, Bulk Nation. “What we offer is a unique operating system and customer experience that has enjoyed tremendous success in our current markets and we look forward to continuing this legacy in Orlando."

This agreement marks the first of many for Bulk Nation as they work with other potential franchise partners in Jacksonville, Tampa, Clearwater, South Florida, and Oklahoma. This is part of an expansion initiative with the goal of opening a minimum of 15 new locations in the next 12 months


The Benefits of Bulk

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TAMPA, Florida, June 28, 2015

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What do you get when you combine over 3,000 specialty food products, slashed prices and the freedon to buy in portions that work for your need? Bulk Nation. The growing franchise of specialty bulk food grocery stores has been explosively successful and is already revolutionizing the way consumers shop for food by putting the power back in their hands. Bulk Nation has three thriving locations: Brandon, Largo and Orlando.

Bulk shopping gives you the power to decide the precise volume of the products you want, while saving you a lot of money in the process. The reduction of superfluous costs, mostly those from packaging, is one of the primary reasons Bulk Nation is a proven value for its clientele.

"Because we buy in bulk, we are able to pass on immense savings directly to our customers," explains Clay Donato, Bulk Nation's president. "Our products are delivered straight from the truck to the shelf, so we carry very little backstock. This ensures the freshness and quality of the food products in our stores."

At Bulk Nation, you'll find a over 3,000 specialty food items to choose from. The store offers 96 different spices, 40 different types of unique flours and sugars, 35 types of coffee, 24 loose-leaf teas and 10 different types of olive oils and vinegars – all sold from bulk. The wide range of food categories also includes beans, rices, pasta, soup mixes, nuts, dried fruits, candy, snacks, trail mixes, specialty drinks and much more.

Searching for something a little more unique and unconventional? Bulk Nation has a huge selection of specialty products, including freshly made nut butters, organic fare, protein powders, local raw honey and more, making the store a prime destination for people with special dietary needs.

"We try to stay up on what's new and make our product range as eclectic as possible, while still meeting the needs of the conventional customer as well," says Donato.

For more information on Bulk Nation, visit www.bulknationusa.com


Franchise Opportunities

TAMPA, Florida, June 2, 2015

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Growing Florida bulk foods retailer opens offer for franchise opportunities; with the goal of opening a minimum of 15 new franchise locations in the next several months.


“We are very excited”, said Clay Donato, President of Bulk Nation, “about expanding the Bulk Nation family and working together to establish a strong franchise community. What we offer is a unique system and experience that has been creating a tremendous amount of excitement in our current markets and we are looking to continue that legacy as we expand.”

The bulk food sector is a niche but growing market, a key element in the success of Bulk Nation. The product selection is extremely extensive, focusing on freshness and integrity of the products. Buying in bulk and not paying for the packaging has allowed Bulk Nation to pass that savings on to the customer.

The Bulk Nation concept is simple by design, yet sets forth a very in-depth selection of products to stay on the cutting edge of consumer demand and the ever-evolving food trends, remaining unique and engaging.

When visiting a Bulk Nation location, one can expect a unique experience with over 3,000 specialty food offerings such as: coffee beans, spices, pasta, dried fruits and vegetables, ancient grains, candy, and organic and gluten free products. Shoppers quickly discover that when buying in bulk, they scoop and save.

Bulk Nation was founded in 2013 and since inception has expanded to reach the cities of Orlando, Brandon and Largo in the Florida market and are now looking to reach an even greater audience. Bulk Nation will open franchise opportunities for the Eastern United States in the immediate term with growth nationwide in the near future. This is part of an expansion initiative that begins with the goal of opening a minimum of 15 new locations in the next several months.

For more information on Bulk Nation, visit www.bulknationusa.com


Largo Store Opens

TAMPA, Florida, February 10, 2015

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Expect a unique shopping experience with over 3000 specialty food offerings that include everything from coffee beans to spices, candy to organic and gluten free foods, when Bulk Nation opens it’s first 3,195 square foot store in Largo at 10500 Ulmerton Road, Largo Florida (Largo Mall), slated for the end of April.

This New Grocery-Shopping Destination Will Be A Hit With Largo Shoppers

Largo shoppers will quickly discover that buying in bulk, or only buying as much as they need by weight, quickly benefits their pocketbook. By scooping fresh products directly from bins into plastic bags, getting the desired amount and not paying for packaging, savings are immediate!

Everything from fresh curry spices, granola, dried fruit and nuts, olive oils and vinegars, and a range of sugar free and special diet products can be found in over 1,200 bins at Bulk Nation.

This will be the third store opening for Bulk Nation, who has taken the successful bulk shopping philosophy and already successfully implemented it in Orlando at 2522 E Colonial Drive, Orlando Florida 32803 (Colonial Plaza) and Brandon at 2426 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon Florida 33511 (Regency Square).

Clay Donato, Bulk Nation President, said: “We are very excited to be opening up a new store, and also recruiting for 10 to 12 positions. This will be a great location for us and we’re thrilled to be in a position to offer the Largo community savings on a huge variety of dry and bulk foods. There really will be something for everyone at this store - the cake baker, the chef, the person with special dietary needs or a sweet tooth. More importantly, the consumer will see savings in their wallet every time that they visit.”,

The general flavor of a Bulk Nation store is that of a clean and contemporary grocery store type environment, small enough to feel personal with a very unique atmosphere and customer experience.

Donato continued, “We’re excited about bringing our concept to the Largo area and leveraging this exciting and diverse market to catapult our growing brand into other areas across the country. The Bulk Nation store opening in Largo is part of our company’s nationwide expansion plan.


About Bulk Nation

Founded in 2013, Bulk Nation is a bulk food specialty grocery store franchise dedicated to providing customers with an extensive selection of quality products at low prices. As a new concept in the specialty food sector, the company is pleased to announce the opening of its third location, and more than 6 additional locations are committed to open throughout the United States this year. For more information on Bulk Nation, visit www.bulknationusa.com

For more information about Bulk Nation and franchise information please contact Joe Arancio, Director Franchising, at (813)-374-2018 or by email at joe@bulknationusa.com.


Contact Us

In the event that you have any questions, you may contact Bulk Nation as follows:

Corporate Office
10243 Windhorst Road
Tampa, Florida
33619

Toll Free: 1-844-535-BULK (2855)
Phone: 813-374-2018
Fax: 813-374-2024
General Inquires: info@bulknationusa.com
Franchising Inquires: franchising@bulknationusa.com



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