Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie!
Celebrating the beauty and spirit of northern Michigan in everything we make and do, Cherry Republic was founded in 1989 based on the core values of 'Life, Liberty, Beaches, Pie' -- a genuine, heartfelt description of who we are and who we strive to be each day.Headquartered in the heart of Cherry Country in the village of Glen Arbor, today we are the world's largest exclusive retailer of specialty cherry products and gifts, offering more than 200 items including cherry salsas, sauces, candies, dried cherries, baked goods, soda pop, and wine.With six Michigan retail stores/wineries (Glen Arbor, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Frankenmuth, Holland, and Charlevoix), hundreds of wholesale distributors, a popular mail order gift catalog, and a thriving e-commerce site, Cherry Republic has helped spread the good news of cherries around the world!HOW’S THIS FOR A MISSION STATEMENT?
An illustrated history of Cherry Republic
Cherry Republic was founded in 1989 when Bob Sutherland began selling T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie” from the trunk of his car. A few years and many thousands of T-shirts later, Bob branched out into cherry products. What started by simply printing that same T-shirt design on the bags of Cherry Boomchunka Cookies and dried cherries quickly blossomed into a line of nearly 200 cherry products.YES, HISTORY CAN BE FUN
We try not to let it go to our heads!
We sell a ton of cherries to our customers and they're always quick to tell us what they think of us. But it's also nice when some newspaper, TV show, or magazine has a kind word or two to say. Sometimes we let the fame go to our heads, but most of the time we stay pretty grounded. Here's a selection of quotations from individuals, and publications large and small.READ WHAT VERY SMART PEOPLE HAVE SAID
The spirit of Northern Michigan
Cherry Republic embodies the spirit of Northern Michigan, and there’s always something going on! From store grand openings and photo contests to new cherry treats and fantastic gift ideas, we’ll keep you abreast of the latest and greatest from Glen Arbor.ENJOY OUR “UP NORTH” BLOG
Giving back to our communities
Cherry Republic is proud of the giving programs we have established in the last decade. Over the years, Cherry Republic has given over $600,000 to good causes in northern Michigan. We do our best to preserve the environment and quality of life in the woods, farms, beaches and communities of the north. Our philanthropy reflects our core values of generosity and doing our part to make the world better.CHERRY REPUBLIC GIVING PROGRAMS
“The best place you’ll ever work.”
Cherry Republic is the best place you'll ever work. We are a rapidly growing company with lots of potential for advancement and most of our jobs are located in beautiful northern Michigan in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our culture is quirky, our people are fun, and our dreams are big. No seriously, our dreams are huge... as in total world-domination.COME WORK WITH US