Natural and Organic


Earth Fare Shutting All Stores

The pioneering natural and organic chain said competition, debts and a fruitless search for buyers impeded the company’s progress.


Private Label Plant-Based Meats ‘Emerge’ at Kroger

A new Simple Truth brand extension—and an aggressive sales promotion—hit stores nationwide as the retailer eyes a key sales driver.

The Lempert Report: As consumers reject antibiotics in fast food, grocers have an opportunity to position themselves as a healthier alternative.

With 15 new stores planned for Florida, Earth Fare might be an unexpected beneficiary of Kroger quitting Lucky's Market.

The retailer said it would divest holdings in the upstart natural foods chain, which had doubled in size but reportedly struggled under its wing.

Improved distribution, marketing and brands meet consumer mindfulness, sending sales of green cleaning products soaring.

After opening in 2018, the retailer is closing stores in Ames, Iowa, and Grand Island and Lakeside, Neb., in November.

The second of a two-part series examines how personal relevance can optimize organic produce sales.

The retailer's forthcoming store in Lafayette, La., promises affordable organics and a new curb appeal in a competitive market.

The first of a two-part series on organic produce examines how perpetuating the subcategory’s double-digit gains will need to flow from overall strong fresh produce category sales. 

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