Natural Grocers to open new Salt Lake City store on September 27

LAKEWOOD, Colo., 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Natural Grocers will open a new Salt Lake City store on Tuesday, September 27, bringing the total number of Utah stores to 5. The store will open at 8 a.m. and is located at 1033 East 2100 South.

In celebration of the September 27 grand opening, Natural Grocers will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:55 a.m. and the first 100 customers in line will be able to choose either a “Mystery” gift card, varying in amounts from $5 to $100, or a good4u prize from the grand opening giveaway table. Customers won’t know the amount of their gift card until they check out.

Natural Grocers will also celebrate grand opening month with an appearance from Sugar Todd, a current member of the US Speed Skating team who competed in the 2012 Single Distance Championships, the 2013 World Sprint Championships and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Grand Opening Celebrations

Opening day activities include:

  • 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Live performance by local band The Gorgeous Gourds
  • 8 to 10 a.m. – Rise and Shine, It’s Muffin Time!
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Paleo Wraps Tasting
  • Noon to 4 p.m. – Vendor demonstrations throughout the store

Month-Long Grand Opening Events

  • The new Salt Lake City Sugarhouse store will feature Natural Grocers’ good4u Grand Opening Nutrition Challenge Sweepstakes, which offers participants an opportunity to learn about healthy eating while earning prizes. The value of all prizes in the Sweepstakes is over $2,000.

All participants who attend the Nutrition Challenge classes will receive a $5 gift card, as well as be entered to win either $125 in good4u groceries or a $100 gift card to the store.  A list of healthy recipes that feed a family of 4 for only $25 or less per meal will be available at each class. The sweepstakes runs from September 27 – October 8. For official Rules and complete details, visit: www.naturalgrocers.com/sweepstakes.

  • Members of the local community can visit the new store to learn how US speed skater Sugar Todd fuels her body and mind on October 8 from 3-4 p.m. Attendees can ask questions while learning how to make bean-free, Paleo-friendly hummus.

Natural Grocers provides the Salt Lake City community with fresh produce that is 100% USDA Certified Organic, as well as other healthy, Always AffordableSM organic and natural products. The stores feature a mix of national brands and a selection of locally produced products in a small, neighborhood market environment. The stores will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public. The store will be open seven days a week.

What to Expect from Natural Grocers

  • Highest quality organic and natural groceries, dietary supplements and body care products
  • Always AffordableSM pricing
  • Free science-based nutrition classes, health coaching, cooking demos and more
  • No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and harmful trans-fats
  • 100 percent USDA Certified Organic produce
  • Strict meat standards – raised without antibiotics, growth promoters or feed containing animal by-products
  • Pasture-Based Dairy Standard – dairy products that come exclusively from confinement-free dairies
  • Free Range Egg Standard – eggs that are not only cage-free, but are provided with sufficient space to move – both indoors and outdoors – and exhibit their natural behaviors
  • A Nutritional Health Coach (NHC) in every store
  • Knowledgeable staff offering world-class customer service
  • Support for local community organizations

Family-run Natural Grocers was built on the premise that consumers should have access to affordable, high-quality foods and dietary supplements, along with nutrition knowledge to help support their own health.

For more information visit: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/salt-lake-city-sugarhouse/

Natural Grocers video b-roll can be found here and here.

General Inquiries:  (877) 986-4600

Source: Natural Grocers

Natural Grocers opens new store at Cedar Rapids, Iowa

LAKEWOOD, Colo., 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Natural Grocers will open a new Cedar Rapids, Iowa store this fall, bringing 18 jobs to the community. Natural Grocers employs more than 3,000 people and operates 123 stores in 19 states. The Cedar Rapids store is located at 931 Blairs Ferry Road NE.

Open Interviews will take place on Thursday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1130 Park Place NE. Natural Grocers will be hiring store leadership, department managers, cashiers and a Nutritional Health Coach. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants can apply for consideration at www.naturalgrocers.com/jobs.

What makes Natural Grocers a great place to work?

Just like its dedication to its customers and community, Natural Grocers has a 60 year history of caring for employees.

As part of the company’s five founding principles, Natural Grocers supports all employees by offering:

  • Competitive pay, including the exclusive Natural Grocers Vitamin Bucks program, which provides employees an extra $1 per hour worked of in-store spending money.
  • Birthday bonuses equal to 1 day’s pay, which originated from founder Margaret Isely’s tradition of celebrating the birthdays of all employees by preparing lunch for them. Once the company became larger, her children, the current executives of the company, implemented the policy of providing each employee with a full day’s pay on their birthday to say “thank you for working with us.”
  • Company-wide store discounts and credits of up to 30% on all Natural Grocers products, which provides employees substantial savings on high quality groceries and supplements and helps them retain more of the dollars they earn.
  • Natural Grocers also offers comprehensive benefits packages to the over 80% of its employees who are full time, including medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending and health savings accounts; short- and long-term disability and life insurance; a 401K savings plan; generous paid time off; and extensive free nutrition education programs.

Commitment to our employees has always been a top priority — it is one of the founding principles on which we base our business practices,” said Kemper Isely, Co-President of Natural Grocers. “We cannot properly serve our customers without our talented staff and nutrition experts. The crew we’re putting in place in Cedar Rapids will be the experts in their field and will bring a great deal of knowledge and value to the Natural Grocers family and the local community.”

Natural Grocers will provide the Cedar Rapids community with fresh produce that is 100% USDA Certified Organic, as well as other healthy, affordable, organic and natural products. The store will feature a mix of national brands and a selection of locally produced products in a small, neighborhood market environment. The store will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public.

General Inquiries:  (877) 986-4600

Media Contacts:
Kevin Miller
Natural Grocers
kmiller@naturalgrocers.com
Office: (303) 986-4600

Krystal Covington
Natural Grocers
kcovington@naturalgrocers.com
720-515-3078

Source: Natural Grocers

 

 

Natural Grocers to host an educational push on why organics are good4u, good for the environment and good for the economy

LAKEWOOD, Colo, 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Natural Grocers, the 61 year old family run chain, will stake its claim this September as the official “Organic Month Headquarters” The company, which sells only 100% USDA Certified organic produce, will host an educational push for the entire month of September, which is nationally recognized as “Organic Harvest Month.”

“Since we added produce racks to our stores in 1989, we have sold only organically grown produce. When the USDA finally established an officially recognized and regulated Organic standard in 2000, all the produce we sold already met that standard,” said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers’ Co-President. “Other major grocery chains have recently begun to include organic options, but none of them sells exclusively 100% Organic Produce like we do. Our decision to sell only organic produce from the start is based upon our core founding principles of providing consumers with the highest quality product choices that are good4u, good for the environment and good for the economy. Claiming the title, ‘Organic Month Headquarters’ is our way of showcasing our commitment to organic produce and our customers.”

To learn more about Natural Grocers’ September offerings visit: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/organic-month-HQ/

What’s new at Natural Grocers, Your Organic Month Headquarters?

  • Free organic apples for the first 400 customers at each Natural Grocers location on September 1.
  • Free reusable shopping bag for the first 400 customers at each Natural Grocers location on September 1.
  • Free classes where customers can learn about the benefits of choosing organic foods along with easy ways to incorporate organic vegetables into their everyday meals, including healthy tailgating options. A class titled “Fall in Love with Organics” will offer one winner at each class the chance to take home $50 for organic shopping in the store, and a bag full of 100% organic produce valued at $50.* A second class titled “Elevate Your Tailgate,” will offer healthy tailgating options for football fans.
  • Free meal planners and recipes that educate customers on how they can incorporate more organic vegetables into their diets in an affordable way.
  • Sampling Saturdays each weekend with opportunities to sample a variety of organic produce.
  • An original song and video by Grammy Award-nominated Eco-Hip Hop artist DJ Cavem to inspire everyone to choose organic products. The song will be accompanied by a series of downloadable tips from DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth on how to get your family to fall in love with eating more vegetables.

Reinventing Tailgating with Organics
Tailgating parties are known for their not so good for you food choices, but Natural Grocers has set out to offer game-day hosts the chance to enjoy a big game without the massive amounts of calories, artificial colors, preservatives and salt in traditional tailgating fare.

Natural Grocers will host an “Elevate Your Tailgate” class at every store; teaching football fans how to create a good4u tailgating party for their friends and family.

To showcase the new “good4u tailgating” concept the company will also host a free tailgating event in Denver Colorado on Thursday, September 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include free “good4u snack kabobs,” and live music by Jakarta. Exact details of the event will be posted in early September.

For downloadable b-roll of Natural Grocers’ 100% organic produce visit https://vimeo.com/178940868 (Password organic).

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes starts on September 1, 2016 and ends on September 30, 2016. For Official Rules and complete details, visit: www.naturalgrocers.com/sweepstakes. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.

General Inquiries:  (877) 986-4600

Media Contacts:
Kevin Miller
Natural Grocers
kmiller@naturalgrocers.com
Office: (303) 986-4600

Krystal Covington
Natural Grocers
kcovington@naturalgrocers.com
720-515-3078

Source: Natural Grocers