Lowe's likes lemonade and a young entrepreneur
As we prepare to exit August, while approaching the close of summer, some of you might have missed that Aug. 20 was National Lemonade Day.
Jurnee Bush, an 8-year-old girl in Charlotte, N.C. started her own neighborhood lemonade stand called “Squeeze the Juice.” And Lowe’s caught on to the business.
In fact, the home improvement retailer recently placed an order for 226 pints of lemonade. That was enough to cover nearly every associate working at the nearby Northlake store.
“We were like, ‘Whoa!!!’ We were so excited,” Jurnee’s mother Patrice said. “We called all the family immediately because this is definitely a family business. Everybody got on board. We were all squeezing the juice.”
Jurnee and her family delivered the lemonade to Lowe’s where they were met by store manager Tyrone Hibbler, who had a special surprise for the young entrepreneur. Hibbler gifted Jurnee with a tumbler and T-shirt featuring her brand logo, some Lowe’s swag, and a $100 gift card.
“I am so proud of you,” he told Jurnee. “I want my daughters to look up to you. I’m going to tell them all about you when I get home.”
Looking forward, Bush has big plans for her business.
“I’m going to keep selling my lemonade until it takes over the world,” she says.
A video about Bush’s lemonade business and her special delivery to Lowe’s can be viewed here.