Natural Grocers Expands Across Oregon Affordable Organic Grocer Opens In Beaverton and Bend

DENVER, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage® (NYSE: NGVC) is opening new locations in Beaverton and Bend, Oregon on August 6 and August 27 respectively.  The Beaverton store will be located at 12155 SW Broadway St.  The store in Bend will open at 3188 North Highway 97.

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"2013 has been a wonderful year for Natural Grocers in Oregon.   We have received a warm reception from Medford and Salem residents," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers Co-President.   "We have always seen Oregon as a natural fit for us, with its a focus on active and healthy lifestyles and its keen awareness of issues around sustainable agriculture and healthy food.  We're looking forward to putting down deep roots in Beaverton and Bend."

Natural Grocers, based in Colorado, offers free health coaching to its customers—including individualized nutrition sessions, meal planning, and other guidance about nutrition and health.  Every Natural Grocers supports a full time credentialed Nutritional Health CoachSM and all staff are trained to help shoppers find products and resources to support optimal health.  The company also offers free seminars, guest speakers and cooking demonstrations for the community (schedule: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/nutrition/nutrition-seminars).

The new Oregon stores feature community rooms where residents can come and get a free cup of coffee or tea and use free Wi-Fi access.  There are also demo kitchens and educational spaces for healthy cooking presentations and community events.

Natural Grocers, offers only natural and organic products on its shelves.  Shoppers will find only USDA-certified organic produce and meats from animals raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or hormones.  The affordable grocery chain also offers an extensive natural dietary supplement and body care department, and a large selection of gluten-free and other special dietary need products.

Natural Grocers is equally as well known for what it does not sell: they do not sell any foods that contain artificial ingredients such as colors, sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, or produce grown with synthetic pesticides. (See: "What We Won't Sell and Why.")

The Natural Grocers stores in Beaverton and Bend will be opening at 8:56 a.m. and closing at 8:04 pm from Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday will be opening at 9:56 a.m. and closing at 7:06 p.m.

About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC), founded in Colorado by Margaret & Philip Isely in 1955, was built on the premise that consumers should have access to affordable, high-quality foods and dietary supplements, along with nutrition knowledge to help them support their own health.  The family-run store has since grown into a successful national chain with locations across Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, Montana, Kansas, Idaho, Nebraska, Arizona and Oregon—employing over 1900 employees to date.  The company went public in July 2012; however, Isely family members continue to manage the company, building on the foundation of their parents' business.  Natural Grocers' popularity and success can be traced back to its founding principles: providing customers with high quality products at every day affordable prices. 

SOURCE Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage



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