Storehouse Tea: Cultivating Options for Growth
In January 2017, the owner and founder of Storehouse Tea based in Cleveland, Ohio, was considering the company's next move. Storehouse Tea focused on providing organic, fair trade certified teas, and the founder was committed to operating her business in a way that would have a positive impact in the world by providing work to local refugees. However, she wondered how she could scale this impact. Among her options, she could introduce product extensions, pursue geographic expansion, target larger accounts, or hire additional employees. But which avenue for growth would best allow Storehouse Tea to further its core mission? Chris Laszlo and Katherine Gullett are affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.