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Natural Grocers to Open First Store in Fayetteville on March 10
Fayetteville Community Sustains Its "Appetite" for Natural Food Choices

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. will open its first store in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 10. The store is located at 4116 N. College Ave.

Natural Grocers celebrates 60th anniversary.

Natural Grocers will provide the active Fayetteville community with fresh produce that is only USDA Certified Organic as well as other healthy, affordable natural and organic groceries. The store will feature a mix of national brands and locally-grown, raised and manufactured products from Arkansas in a small, friendly environment.  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." 

"We are excited to become the newest 'neighbor' in a community such as Fayetteville, which is very food- and health-oriented," said Kemper Isely, co-president of Natural Grocers and a member of the founding family.  "Natural Grocers brings its customers natural and organic meat, produce and dairy from the highest-quality producers. We also offer extensive complimentary, science-based nutrition education programs for making informed health and nutrition choices."

Natural Grocers has 93 stores in 15 states, employing more than 2,000 people. As consumers increasingly seek out healthy, affordable shopping choices, Natural Grocers continues to expand its geographic footprint. The Fayetteville location is one of 18 Natural Grocers stores expected to open in fiscal year 2015.

Natural Grocers will be open 7 days-a-week. For more information, visit the Fayetteville store website, at

Grand Opening Celebration
A series of grand-opening celebrations, including cooking demonstrations, nutrition classes and food tastings featuring knowledgeable nutrition experts, will launch the Fayetteville store. The celebratory and educational activities will take place on the following dates and with the following themes:

  • Tuesday, March 10: Opening Day with Cooking Demo and Nutrition Class (4:30 pm6:00 pm)
  • Saturday, March 14: Block Party, Gluten-Free St. Paddy's Fair and special cooking demo (3:00 pm) by Charles Mayfield, author of Paleo Comfort Foods
  • Saturday, March 21: Organic Fair
  • Saturday, March 28: Spa Day Health Fair
  • Saturday, April 4: Paleo Fair

Additional information and background on the nutrition speakers and experts can be found on the store's website.  All events are complimentary and open to the entire community. Follow Natural Grocers on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC; 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 more than 90 stores in 15 states. Founded in Colorado in 1955, the company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015.

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