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Nourish + Bloom Market

Nourish + Bloom marketJilea and Jamie Hemmings seek an investor for Nourish + Bloom Market, their autonomous grocery store that sells healthy food, in Shark Tank episode 1518. The couple has an autistic son and they are focused on giving him healthy foods. When the family moved from Chicago to Georgia, they found there weren’t a lot of healthy choices in their area. Jamie, who has founded 4 other businesses, is no stranger to entrepreneurship. Neither is Jilea. The couple still owns a business called Stretchy Hair Care.

Where others might see a problem with a “food desert,” the Hemmings saw opportunity. They opened Nourish + Bloom Market in July, 2022. They have the distiction of being the ONLY black-owned autonomous grocery store in the world. Customers download the store’s app, scan a QR code, pick out their groceries and leave. The store automatically bills you and emails you a reciept. It’s exactly like the Amazon Go stores that are popping up in some cities.

The market is also open 24 hours. While the shopping experience is autonomous, there are still people staffing the store to stock shelves and assist customers. There’s also a bistro (not open 24 hours) attached to the store. They serve healthy bowls, burgers, sandwiches, vegetables, tacos, and Jamaican food on Saturdays. The couple has plans to open 3 or 4 more stores in the greater Atlanta area. The Hemmings are also looking to franchise their concept. A Shark could help with that.

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Nourish + Bloom Market Shark Tank Recap

Brett and Jeff will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Guest Shark Jason Blum that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards.” A full pitch re-cap on Nourish + Bloom Market will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.

Nourish + Bloom Market Shark Tank Update

The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Nourish + Bloom Market & Brett Skaloud and Jeff Feiersen as more details become available.