DENVER, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage® (NYSE: NGVC) is announcing the grand opening of its Topeka store, which will be located at 5836 SW 21st Street. Joining Natural Grocers locations already open in Overland Park, Wichita and Lawrence, the Topeka store officially opens for business on September 17th.
"Healthy food should be affordable," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers Co-President. "We're looking forward to welcoming our neighbors into our store – and not just to shop. We hope they take part in our free nutritional education seminars, or pick up some practical ideas for healthy eating during one of our free cooking demonstrations." Natural Grocers will have its first free cooking class at noon on opening day, with nationally recognized nutrition expert Cary Tamburro, BS, making "Smoothies to Jump Start Your Health" Ms. Tamburro follows with a free evening seminar at 6pm on "Super Charging your Health: Protecting Against Stress". Both events are sponsored by Garden of Life & Minami products.
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 Coach SM and all staff are trained to help shoppers find products and resources to support their individual needs. The company also offers free seminars, guest speakers and cooking demonstrations for the community (schedule: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/nutrition/nutrition-seminars).
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 products for special diets.
Natural Grocers is equally as well known for what it does not sell: 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 Topeka Natural Grocers will be open Monday through Saturday from 8:56 a.m. to 8:04 pm. On Sunday the store will be open from 9:56 a.m. to 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 2000 people. 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.
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