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Building an Iconic Retail Brand, with Nell Hill's Founder Mary Carol Garrity

Building an Iconic Retail Brand, with Nell Hill’s Founder Mary Carol Garrity


Nell Hill’s founder Mary Caroly Garrity joins Smart Companies Radio host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey and the changing face of retail in an Internet-driven world.

Garrity started her home furnishings store, Nell Hill’s, in 1981 in an old bank building in Atchison, Kansas, where she grew up. It started as a gourmet food shop, but has since become one of the most popular home interior stores in the Midwest.

Garrity and Nell Hill’s have captured the attention of national media. Her story has appeared in Forbes, which dubbed Nell Hills “one of the hottest little retailers” in America. She’s also been featured on CBS’s The Early Show and NBC’s Today show, and in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Midwest Living, Country Living, Victoria, and many more.

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