TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) will open its first store in Tucson, its fourth in Arizona, on January 20. The store is located at 7220 E. Broadway Blvd.
Natural Grocers will provide the active Tucson community with USDA Certified Organic fresh produce and other healthy, affordable natural and organic groceries – a mix of national brands and locally-grown, -raised and -manufactured products from Arizona – in a small-store, friendly environment. 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."
"We are excited to become the newest 'neighbor' in a community such as Tucson, which is very food- and health-oriented," said Kemper Isely, Co-President of Natural Grocers and a member of the founding family. "Natural Grocers brings its customers natural and organic meat, produce and dairy from the highest-quality producers. We also offer extensive complimentary, science-based nutrition education programs for making informed health and nutrition choices."
Currently, Natural Grocers has 91 stores in 15 states, employing more than 2,000 people. As consumers increasingly seek out healthy, affordable shopping choices, Natural Grocers continues to expand its geographic footprint. The Tucson location is one of 18 Natural Grocers stores expected to open in fiscal year 2015.
Natural Grocers will be open 7 days a week. For more information, please visit the Tucson store website, http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/tucson.
Grand Opening Celebration
A series of grand-opening celebrations, including cooking demonstrations, nutrition classes and food tastings featuring knowledgeable nutrition experts, will launch the Tucson store. The celebratory and educational activities will take place, from noon until 4:00 p.m. on the following dates and with the following themes:
- Tuesday, Jan. 20: Opening Day with Cooking Demo and Nutrition Class
- Saturday, Jan. 24: Block Party and Local Food Tasting Fair
- Saturday, Jan. 31: Taste the Difference that Food Standards Make
- Saturday, Feb. 7: Gluten-Free Tasting Expo and Health Fair
- Sunday, Feb. 15: Paleo Fair: Primal Eating for Optimal Health
Additional information and background on the nutrition speakers and experts can be found on the Tucson store's website. All events are complimentary and open to the entire community.
About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Founded in Colorado by Margaret and Philip Isely in 1955, and celebrating its 60th business anniversary, 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 them support their own health. The family-run store has since grown into a successful national chain with locations across Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, employing over 2,000 people. Although the company went public in July 2012, Isely family members continue to manage the company day to day, building on the foundation of their parents' business. Natural Grocers' popularity and success can be traced back to its founding principles: dedication to providing science-based nutrition education, exceptional customer service, the highest quality natural and organic products at affordable prices, supporting their communities and providing great jobs with excellent benefits and a living wage to their employees.
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