SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers will open its fifth store in Arizona on Tuesday, August 11—making it the company's 100th store nationwide. The store, which opens at 8 a.m., is located at 13802 North Scottsdale Road Unit 110, in Scottsdale.
As part the of the August 11 grand opening, Natural Grocers will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:45 a.m. and will then distribute mystery gift cards to the first 100 customers in line. Gift cards will be in the amount of $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100. Customers won't know the amount of their gift card until they check out. The store will also offer a tasting of healthy and delicious food from the Paleo Wraps class. In addition, the all-female, Scottsdale-based mariachi band, Mariachi Pasión, will perform live on opening day from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 am.
Grand Opening Celebration
The opening of the Scottsdale store will kick-off with a series of free, grand opening celebrations, including food tastings, cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes with nutrition experts. All activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on the following dates, unless noted:
- Thursday, August 13: 60th Anniversary Ice Cream Social Celebration (4 – 6pm)
- Saturday, August 15: Taste of Summer Block Party featuring the Steele Sound band
- Saturday, August 22: Back to School Blast!
- Saturday, August 29: Local Product Expo and Tasting Fair
- Saturday, September 5: Paleo Fair
Natural Grocers will provide the Scottsdale community with fresh produce that is exclusively USDA Certified Organic, as well as other healthy, affordable, organic and natural products. The store will feature a mix of national brands and locally-grown, raised and manufactured products from Arizona in a small, friendly environment. The Scottsdale store will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public. Natural Grocers Scottsdale will be open 7-days-a-week.
What to Expect from Natural Grocers
- Highest quality organic and natural groceries, dietary supplements and body care products
- EDAP – Every Day Affordable Price®
- Locally sourced products as well as national brands
- Free science-based nutrition classes, health coaching, cooking demos and more
- No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and harmful trans-fats
- 100 percent USDA Certified Organic produce
- Strict Meat Standards – raised without antibiotics, growth promoters or feed containing animal by-products
- Pasture-Based Dairy Standard – Dairy products that come exclusively from confinement-free dairies
- Bag-free checkouts and commitment to sustainability
- A Nutritional Health Coach (NHC) in every store
- Knowledgeable staff offering world-class customer service
- Support for local community organizations
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."
Natural Grocers has 99 stores in 17 states. As consumers increasingly seek out healthy, affordable shopping choices, Natural Grocers continues to expand its geographic footprint. The Scottsdale location is one of 18 Natural Grocers stores expected to open in fiscal year 2015.
About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC; NaturalGrocers.com) is a rapidly expanding specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries, body care and dietary supplements. The company offers a flexible, small-store format, affordable prices and free science-based nutrition education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. Natural Grocers has over 2,000 employees and operates 99 stores in 17 states. Founded in Colorado in 1955, the company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015.
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