2021 Remarkable Independents

2021 Remarkable Independents

Alfalfa’s Market

Natural grocer Alfalfa’s Market isn’t just selling produce, it’s “selling beauty,” says Director of Produce Claris Ritter.

2021 Remarkable Independents

Dorothy Lane Market

Whether it’s artisanal bread, quality meats and seafood, or its Naples-style pizza, Dorothy Lane Market nourishes “a culture that loves food,” says Calvin Mayne, president and COO.

In a year that saw grocers pressed to reckon with dual economic and public-health crises—including everything from supply-chain disruption to compliance with still-shifting COVID-19 mitigation regulations—WGB is proud to present the 2021 Remarkable Independents.

The independent is known for its organic and natural foods but recently, it has received praise for the changes it has made amid the pandemic.

Healthy Living Market & Café takes pride in its in-store experience, built on warm, inviting stores; an elevated cafe; and exceptional hospitality.

Liberty Heights Fresh promises that shoppers will find “no unpronounceable, unrecognizable mystery imitation ingredients … simply good food made with wholesome, traditional products that your grandparents would recognize.”

Launched in 2016, Market Wagon offers consumers the chance to buy directly from a range of local producers—no subscription, contract or membership required.

Founder and owner Danielle Vogel has made deliberate choices about the kind of experience she wants to ensure for customers and employees amid COVID.

Bold, deliberate and consistent define Raley’s actions throughout 2020.

Oliver’s Market knows its sweet spot: providing a wide assortment of products—more than 6,000, in fact—from in-county growers and manufacturers.

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