Ep. 38 Shopkeeper Stories with Kathy of Pineapple on Main
In the final episode of the Shopkeeper Stories mini-series, I spoke with the Master Shopkeepers member who asked me to do the series in the first place: Kathy, owner of Pineapple on Main in Dublin, Pennsylvania.
Over the past few years, Kathy’s brand has evolved from an event design company to a home, gifts, and baby goods store. She shared about all the ups and downs of buying her first round of inventory, expanding to two locations then back to one, and dissolving a business partnership.
Lastly, Kathy talks about what she’s learned from Master Shopkeepers, how this community has supported her, and gives her best tip for having a successful retail business.
- Kathy’s store, Pineapple on Main
- Apply to join Master Shopkeepers
- [01:20] Kathy’s journey as the owner of Pineapple on Main
- [04:18] Naming the business & the significance of the pineapple
- [05:44] Transitioning into a second location
- [09:15] What Kathy sells at Pineapple on Main
- [10:47] How Kathy became comfortable buying inventory
- [14:44] Kathy’s process for building relationships with vendors
- [18:27] Why Kathy joined Master Shopkeepers
- [20:03] What Kathy has learned as a Master Shopkeepers member
- [27:11] The future of Pineapple on Main
- [30:08] Kathy’s best tip for a successful brick and mortar store