Kortney O. Lee

Katie ArnoldSmall Business, Success Stories

Kortney O. Lee is the sole owner of Kortney O’Dell, LLC DBA Snacking Well, established in 2015 and currently has approximately 50 vending machines. The company has a statewide contract in various government and city facilities. The business vending options have all healthy choice options only, and everything is under 200 Cal/ package w/no sugar or transfats.

Kortney O’Dell, LLC is launching a new venture – a grocery store that will offer customers organic produce, chemical- and preservative-free groceries, cruelty-free body care and eco- household products. All of the products are healthy alternatives to the products available at conventional grocery chains. Located in the heart of the Cross Roads District in Kansas City the market will serve a community of 10,000 + residents. The creation of the market is in response to the growing demand in the community for a local whole food store. The Snacking Well Healthy Choice Market will have the advantage of the foot traffic in the Cross District area which is the home for First Fridays. The area has a reputation of supporting progressive causes and businesses in which the market will be a comfortable place to meet and shop in the community.

Kortney obtained a Community Advantage loan from Justine PETERSEN to secure additional walk-in coolers for fresh produce, additional store fixtures and store signage and also they need to purchase self-checkout kiosks and cash register.