For Immediate Release
The Granny Squibb Company Announces New Partnership for Expansion
May 1, 2018 (Providence, R.I.) – Today, Robin Squibb, Founder, of the Granny Squibb Company announces a new partnership with Nick Carr and Kelley McShane. The husband and wife duo join Robin as they look to cultivate the company’s future, expand and become a Rhode Island mainstay. Nick and Kelley bring a variety of experience, providing a youthful and fresh perspective to the company.
“From an early age I was encouraged by my grandmother, Granny Squibb, to give everything a try,” said Robin Squibb, Granny Squibb’s founder. “She was way ahead of her time – sailing, playing golf and tennis, and, of course, brewing “astonishingly delicious” cold tea – when in the early 1900s cold tea was a novelty. It’s her inspiration that led me to take her iced tea to market by starting The Granny Squibb Company. I’m thrilled that Nick and Kelley have joined the team and are as passionate about growing the company, helping others, and having fun as I am.”
Over the next year the team will focus on increasing awareness of the company and its products in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Their first priorities include further engaging with current retailers including Dave’s Marketplace, Whole Foods, Wegmans and other local stores while looking to grow their presence in restaurants, coffee shops, and farmer's markets. Granny Squibb’s believes in giving back, and is a strong supporter of Amos House, Save the Bay and the Rhode Island Film Festival, as well as many other non-profits and charities.
“Like other Rhode Islanders, we’re proud of our state and passionate about the things that are created here. One of those things is Granny Squibb’s, a company that Robin built on a passion for tradition, a passion for adventure, but most of all, a passion for really good iced tea. We’re absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to help Robin take The Granny Squibb Company to the next level. There’s a huge market here at home, in the rest of New England, and beyond to share our story with, and we can’t wait to keep on sharing,” said Nick Carr and Kelley McShane.
About the Granny Squibb Company
In 2009, Robin Squibb realized a business opportunity to bring her Grandmother’s “astonishingly delicious” iced tea to market. Founding the company in Providence, Rhode Island there are two flavors – both are available sweetened or unsweetened. Granny Squibb teas are sold in over 250 grocery retailers throughout New England including Whole Foods, Dave’s Marketplace and Wegmans.