Natural Life Franchise Corp. ― currently with four corporate-owned locations in Tallahassee, Tampa and Jacksonville ― is expanding to a franchise business model. It is the first chain of retail stores that specializes in both cannabidiol (CBD) products, as well as other holistic plants including kava, kratom, turmeric, akuamma, ginseng, ashwagandha and more. Owner Gabriel Suarez founded Natural Life with the goal of helping those in the community find alternatives to their ailments.
By early 2020 the company anticipates to have seven locations: a second location in downtown Tampa, a second location in Atlantic Beach (Jacksonville northeast), and a third in east Tallahassee. Two of these seven locations are expected to be franchises.
Throughout its stores, Natural Life offers more than 1100+ products and over 20 brands. Quality and safety are at the forefront, and the company ensures that these brands are compliant with all upcoming 2020 regulations. In addition, Natural Life does its own third-party lab testing, regardless if the manufacturer provides its own test results.
Staff at Natural Life are certified by the esteemed CBD Training Academy, an educational resource offering classes in CBD. Managers are required to take a CBD Coach Course through the Academy, so they can teach others about CBD. The sales team is also trained on how to properly sell CBD, and help customers find the right product based on their needs.
“Consumers are looking for a shopping experience that they can trust and that is safe,” said Suarez. “At Natural Life Franchise Corp., we set ourselves apart with our commitment to quality products that undergo third-party lab testing on a regular basis. Our employees all receive training on CBD and pass along this education through assisting our customers.”
Furthermore, all products carry liability insurance, which is unique in the CBD industry given that very few companies in the U.S. even provide this policy. This point of differentiation has earned Natural Life the credibility and trust that consumers are seeking. Market research has shown that 25% of CBD users become regular customers and that consumer education is an important factor when making purchasing decisions.
Natural Life Franchise Corp. is one of the three founding members of The Florida Hemp Council, a nonprofit that works to advance the Florida Hemp industry through education, resources and industry oversight.
As a result of its rapid growth, Natural Life Franchise Corp. is embarking on a franchise business model as the company continues to expand in the dynamic space of wellness products, including cannabis (hemp derived), kratom and kava. The company also dedicates a large portion of its stores and e-commerce site to a broad range of all-natural alternatives. Expansion plans include multiple markets in the state of Florida, the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and the West Coast, including California.
Natural Life Franchise Corp. will be participating in the Franchise Expo South show on Feb. 20–22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, where it hopes to attract business-savvy entrepreneurs who are passionate about the hemp and natural supplement industries. The company has plans to participate in other franchise expos across the country in 2020.
About Natural Life Franchise Corp.: Natural Life is the first chain of retail stores that specializes in cannabidiol (CBD) products, as well as other holistic plants such as kava, kratom, akuamma, and more. It was founded in Tallahassee, Florida by Florida State University graduate Gabriel Suarez who wanted to help members of the community find wellness alternatives. There are stores are currently open in the Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Tampa markets. Natural Life is one of the three founding members of The Florida Hemp Council, a nonprofit that works collectively to advance the Florida Hemp industry. For more information, visit naturallifefranchise.com, call (850) 900-5182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.