The Spice & Tea Exchange® Awarded Tampa Bay Fast 50 Designation

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Aug. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- Find Your Way to Flavor!® with The Spice & Tea Exchange®; a leading retailer in the spice and tea industry, and one of Tampa Bay’s Fast 50 companies of 2014.

This year, The Spice & Tea Exchange®, LLC is honored to be listed in the Tampa Bay Fast 50, which recognizes the 50 fastest growing, privately held companies in the Tampa Bay MSA. Headquartered in Palm Harbor, FL, The Spice & Tea Exchange® is a franchisor of unique gourmet shops across the country; specializing in fine spices, exclusive hand-mixed blends, naturally-flavored sugars, salts, exotic teas, gourmet gifts, and accessories.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal held a private awards luncheon on Thursday, July 24 to recognize the 2014 Tampa Bay Fast 50 recipients. Managing Partner, Steve Rehling, was pleased to accept the award on behalf of the organization and his fellow partners; Clay Freeman, Amy Freeman, Penny Rehling, and Jeff Davis.

Franchising since 2008, it has been the company’s vision to develop a franchise network throughout the U.S. and around the world. Founder, Clay Freeman, opened the first The Spice & Tea Exchange® store in 2005 in St. Augustine, FL. Since then, the system has celebrated 37 store openings in 21 states. “We are very proud to see that our hard work and dedication to the growth of our company is acknowledged through this nomination,” Freeman stated of the designation.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® provides a one-of-a-kind ownership experience to franchisees with a passion for food and culinary exploration. Their mission as a franchisor is to provide each franchise with the highest standards of assistance, training, and support.

The company attributes their success and exponential growth of 61.43% to their valued support team and franchisees. By 2016, The Spice & Tea Exchange® plans to have 100 stores across 35 states. “We haven’t taken our eye off the ball,” states Amy Freeman, CFE and Managing Partner. “Slow and steady growth combined with strong company values are a great recipe for business success.”

To learn more about The Spice & Tea Exchange® and their unique franchise experience, visit them online at

Libby Breivogel
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