Sunday, January 18, 2009

2009 Bubble and Bee News


Hello everyone! Bubble and Bee has some exciting new developments for 2009 and we want to share them with you now!

First of all, we're opening our own store in the heart of Salt Lake City. Located in Trolley Square, a 100 year old trolley station that has been turned in to a mall, it's the perfect full-of-character location for us. We're going to be making all of our products right there in the store. We're hoping to do a "soft open" on February 6th. We'll be continually improving the store and are shooting for a "Grand Opening" in June. Once it's in full swing, you'll be able to come down and make your own soaps, sit in our reading area and learn about organic products, and even invite your friends to a Bubble and Bee party where we teach your group how to make great organic and natural products. Stay tuned to the website for solid dates and times as they may be subject to change.

Second, we're expanding with Whole Foods. I know some people call Whole Foods "Whole Paycheck," but we absolutely love Whole Foods. We try to do most of our shopping there, because, believe it or not, their prices are lower and their selection of fruits and vegetables is much fresher and abundant. That aside...they have been an extremely great company to work with. We get personal attention from the regional buyers and they believe in us. It's pretty unheard-of for Whole Foods to take a full line of an unknown brand in to their stores---but they see the potential in our company. They do everything they can to support our business without squashing our company with the demand. Currently, we're in 21 stores, and we have plans to expand to 29 in the first quarter of 2009. They work by starting you out in your region. We're in the Rocky Mountain region, which includes Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas. When we feel comfortable that we can keep up with the demand, the regional buyers want to help us expand nationally. If you have a Whole Foods or other health food store near you, let them know that you want Bubble and Bee! For a full list of the locations that carry our products, click here.

Third, we have a ton of new products in development. We're working on a fabulous 100% organic shea body butter, 100% organic facial creams and face washes, 100% organic body mist, and organic makeups. If you're on our newsletter list, you'll be the first to know when these products come out. We've had a lot of requests for these products, and we can't wait to bring them to you.

Fourth, we're launching our Chemical of the Day blog. It has been a while in development, but it is coming soon! Every day we'll tell you about a new chemical, what products it's in, why it's used, and why to avoid it. There are going to be some surprises--a few chemicals that rate a "0" risk on cosmeticsdatabase.com rank a "7" with me! Stay tuned to find out more. To sign up for daily alerts, just send an e-mail to stephanie@bubbleandbee.com with "sign me up" in the subject line.

Thank you so much for all of your great support and e-mails. I just updated the testimonials page and it seems like it's miles long. Thank you to everyone who wrote in to sing our praises! We are a small company and each and every order and e-mail means a lot to us. We thank all of our great customers who have helped us have an amazing 2008 and look forward to an awesome 2009.

Sincerely,
Stephanie, Stevie "B," and the Bubble and Bee crew

8 comments:

chrysalis1975 said...

I'm SO HAPPY to see that you're at the Whole Foods in Kansas!! I haven't gotten over to that store (I live in Missouri), and still go to the Wild Oats/Whole Foods in Kansas City, MO! Now, I HAVE TO GET THERE THIS WEEKEND TO GET MY PRODUCTS!!! I dearly hope they'll be there :) I just love your site, your products, and am excited about all the new things in store for you, Stephanie :) Many hugs and congratulations---you deserve much success & joy!!!

Tame

Stephanie Greenwood said...

Oh thank you so much, Tame. You're awesome!

Nancy said...

I can't wait to use your new products that are in development, such as the organic facial creams and the organic MAKEUP!!!!
For some reason, I really don't trust anyone, but you!
Thanks for your hard work...I am so thrilled for your own store to be opening!

The Princess said...

Stephanie!!

CONGRATS on all your new endeavors and products!! I refer you to everyone. LOVE your stuff and can't wait to try the new stuff!!

Thanks again, Sara

Stephanie Greenwood said...

Hi Sara and Nancy--thanks so much for your support and kind words!! I truly appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

I am also so excited for your new products, especially body sprays and makeup. I have quit wearing makeup altogether because I haven't been satisfied with any natural or organic products I've tried. Obviously we don't NEED makeup, but sometimes you really want that put-together look.

-Chastity

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, I was wondering whether you'd thought about advertising on Facebook. Or creating a page on Facebook to link to your store and blog. Just thought it might be a great way of introducing your wonderful products to even more people.

-Chastity

Stephanie Greenwood said...

Thanks everyone! I've been working on a face scrub tonight--got some good results. Can't wait to sent it out to my testers. If you're interested in being a tester, let me know!