DENVER, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage® (NYSE: NGVC) is announcing the grand opening of its newest Texas location in the new Town Square Shopping Center at 3910 Lawrence Rd in Wichita Falls. The store opens for business on Thursday, December 5.
"We invite the Wichita Falls community to come in see what we're about," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers Co-President. While they are here, shoppers can also pick up some practical ideas for healthy eating during one of our free cooking demonstrations, or take part in a free nutritional education seminar."
Natural Grocers, based in Colorado, offers free nutritional 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 nutritional needs. The company also offers free seminars, guest speakers and cooking demonstrations for the community (schedule: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/nutrition/nutrition-seminars).
Wichita Falls Natural Grocers will offer its first free cooking class in the store's demonstration kitchen on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. Nationally recognized nutrition expert Cary Tamburro, BS, will show how to make "Smoothies to Jump Start Your Health." She will demonstrate organic, gluten-free and dairy-free options. On opening day, there will be various cooking demos including ideas for Paleo wraps.
Natural Grocers offers only carefully approved natural and organic groceries on its shelves, and only sells USDA certified organic produce. Meats are sourced 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. Stores offer a large selection of gluten-free and other products for special diets. Local products are emphasized.
Natural Grocers is equally 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.")
Wichita Falls 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. Come a little early, come a little late, customers are welcome inside.
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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