Natural and Organic


Loyalty, private label drive modest Q1 growth at Natural Grocers

Sales are up slightly at the 166-unit, health-focused grocer, largely because of inflation, while store visits declined during the quarter.

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Located in the Central Park area of Denver, the store will be the organic grocer’s 2nd new store featuring a CO2 refrigerant system designed to save energy and provide enhanced environmental protection compared to conventional refrigeration technologies.

The specialty retailer is looking to fill select positions at its new store at 209 N. 3rd St. in McCall.

CloverROW will feature grocery items from small business owners and entrepreneurs from Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Organic and specialty foods distributor United Natural Foods Inc. hailed it as a win not only for organic farmers, but for consumers as well.

"We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers have access to fresh and healthy produce without putting a strain on their wallets," said Chris Dove, Food Lion’s VP of produce category and merchandising.

There was no shortage of innovative, new products designed for retail on the expo floor.

Sales in its fiscal first quarter increased by 4% and comps rose by 1.6%, which the Phoenix-based retailer said was driven by a slight increase in same-store sales and new stores opened.

The Lakewood, Colo.-based grocer reported a daily average same-store sales increase of 4.3% in Q2, as well as a net sales increase of 4.9% to $271.8 million.

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