Natural and Organic


Sprouts Farmers Market acquires 2 independently owned stores in California

The locations in Chula Vista had been operating under a one-of-a-kind licensing deal with the health-focused grocer for many years.

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Frozen organic strawberry recall widens

An outbreak of hepatitis A has prompted the Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon, to recall the frozen fruit sold at Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and other locations.

The markets slated for closure are about 30% larger than the grocer’s current prototype. But Sprouts remains in growth mode, with plans to open 30 new locations this year.

Located 30 minutes outside of Boston in Burlington, Massachusetts, the store builds on the organic grocer's presence in four states and Washington, D.C.

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

The 2022 report details UNFI’s progress toward its ESG commitments and the launch of its Climate Action Hub.

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.

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