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Omaha Welcomes Newest Natural Grocers Store Affordable Organic Grocer Opens Central Omaha Location

DENVER and OMAHA, Neb., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage® (NYSE: NGVC) is opening its newest location in Omaha, Nebraska on July 16.  The Central Omaha store at 7831 Dodge St. will be the company's third in Nebraska.

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"Nebraska has been a great fit for Natural Grocerswith its active and healthy lifestyles and keen awareness of issues around sustainable agriculture and healthy food," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers Co-President.  "We're very excited to shorten the drive for a good number of our Omaha shoppers with another location."

Natural Grocers, based in Colorado, 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.")

Natural Grocers offers free nutritional health coachingfrom individualized sessions, to meal planning, to general questions 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, speakers and cooking demonstrations for the community (schedule: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/nutrition/nutrition-seminars).

The new Omaha store will have a Community Room where residents can come and get a free cup of coffee or tea and use free Wi-Fi access.  There is also a demo kitchen and meeting space for healthy cooking presentations and community events.

Natural Grocers 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 (NYSE: 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 Oregonemploying 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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