Gelson’s Supermarkets is now selling Me & the Bees Lemonade in all of its 27 stores in Southern California. The new distribution agreement is the latest development for “kidpreneur” Mikaila Ulmer, founder and CEO of Me & the Bees.
Created from her great-grandmother’s 1940 recipe, the product is now a thriving national business, including sales at Whole Foods Market and landing a deal with Daymond John on the show Shark Tank. The company has increased distribution by over 104% from 2016 to 2017.
“We met Gelson’s at my booth during the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim, California and they agreed to carry all four flavors of my lemonade!,” explains Mikaila. a social entrepreneur, public speaker, philanthropist, and savvy sixth grader from Austin, Texas. “I am very excited.”