At a Glance
- Founded: 1999
- Locations: 94
- Initial Investment: $ 239K - 435K
- Headquarters: Mercer island, WA
- Category: Retail Specialty Stores
The unique Oil & Vinegar Concept
Oil & Vinegar is an innovative and interactive Gourmet Specialty Retail concept filled with a vast range of exclusive or private labeled products made from the highest quality ingredients. The assortment is carefully selected by our buying team in Europe and produced by traditional family businesses in the respective country of origin. The care taken in the selection process and quality controls employed is why our products maintain their authentic flavors and superior quality. We believe you can taste the Mediterranean sun in our products. As our name suggests, our specialty is our "on-tap" oils and vinegars which consist of only the best quality given our rigorous selection process and long-standing partnerships with only a select few artisan producers around the world.
Innovative retail formula
A visit to our shops is truly an experience not quickly forgotten. The open character of the store is inviting and once inside all of the senses are stimulated by the tasteful presentation of our culinary products. Our guests are actively encouraged to sample nearly any product in our international assortment. Furthermore, there is a vast selection of oils and vinegars that are freshly tapped in front of you, a party for everyone who enjoys cooking and loves good food. Our unique presentation not only stimulates additonal impulse purchases, but the gift aspect will turn nearly every recipient into a potential new customer. To surprise our customers, we re-merchandise (decorate) our stores every 4 to 6 weeks to give a completely different atmosphere. Depending on the theme we introduce the newest products and kitchen accessories from a certain country or continent to keep our customers continually inspired and encourage them to explore and experiment in their own kitchen!
The assortment of Oil & Vinegar
The assortment of culinary gift products consists of over 400 products, mainly from the Mediterranean cuisine. Included are herb mixes, dressings, olives, sundried tomatoes, mustards, sauces, pestos, pastas in various forms and colors, and – of course – a large variety of olive, nut /seed oils and balsamic/wine vinegars form various parts of the world. Matching ‘non food’ products are ceramics, pottery (plates, platters and olive bowls etc.), kitchen utensils and cookbooks to complement the atmosphere of the different countries and food cultures.
By continuously introducing new products from all over of the world we are able to keep our customers inspired and surprised. As a franchisee, you have the same possibilities as an independent entrepreneur, while being supported by the knowledge and experience of Oil & Vinegar.
What the guests are saying about Oil & Vinegar
”Saw this new shop at Chandler Fashion Center and had to check it out!
What a great shop ! Every imaginable type of balsamic and olive oil. Tons of yummy dips, spreads, spice mixes, etc.
They have samples throughout the entire shop. One of the best things is that you don't have to buy a large amount of any given flavor. The prices start out with 100 ml for around $4-$5. This is unlike most shops like this. My experience had been that you have to buy a much larger amount which is obviously more expensive. It's also nice because you can buy smaller amounts of several different flavor sand not break the bank.
They have bottles you can buy in the shop or you can bring your own bottles into the store.
These are some of the friendliest employees that I've experienced in a long time. They are engaging, interactive and full of knowledge about what they are selling.
Many of the items would be great to have on hand to use as hostess gifts or birthday gifts. I'm already thinking stocking stuffers!
I'm a fan!”
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