Jim is the Co-Founder and CEO of Stock Manufacturing Group, a Chicago-based custom uniform company for the hospitality industry.
Is there any more of a hot-button topic in a hotel or restaurant than uniforms? Whether it’s personal style or budgets, if you’ve ever worn or been responsible for purchasing uniforms you’ll know that few topics bring out such strong opinions.
What’s interesting is that the landscape for uniforms has been changing over time. The days of heavy, uninteresting, one size fits all clothing is making way for more contemporary design that can live between both work and social life - and it’s the understanding that uniforms play such a huge role in telling the story of an establishment and in many cases be a recruiting or retention factor that is driving this.
This episode tries to highlight some of the trends and hurdles to be aware of with a uniform program, and what you should have an eye on if you intend to dive into this deep end of the pool.
Jim also has a 20% off your first order offer for listeners at the end of the show, so be sure to listen for that.
Jim Snediker is the co-founder and CEO of Stock Mfg Co, a top workwear creator for premium hospitality brands.
Founded in 2012 as a heritage fashion brand, Stock quickly built a cult following among Chicago’s hospitality industry. Soon after, Alinea, one of the world’s top-ranked restaurants, approached Stock to create custom uniforms for their staff.
Under Jim’s leadership, Stock leaned into the opportunity. Prominent establishments like Soho House, Goose Island, and RPM Steak became some of the earliest clients. Today, Stock is the go-to outfitter for many of the best bars, restaurants, hotels and brands in the country.
Use code TPP20 for 20% off your first order at https://stockmfgco.com/
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