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Natural Grocers to Open First Store in East Texas on March 31
Tyler Community Sustains Its "Appetite" for Natural Food Choices

TYLER, Texas, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. will open its first store in Tyler, Texas, on March 31. The store is located at 4820 S. Broadway Avenue.

Natural Grocers celebrates 60th anniversary.

Natural Grocers will provide the Tyler community with fresh produce that is exclusively USDA Certified Organic as well as other healthy, affordable organic and natural products. The store will feature a mix of national brands and locally-grown, raised and manufactured products from Texas 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 Tyler, which is very active and 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 94 stores in 16 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 Tyler 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 Tyler 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 Tyler store. The activities will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 31: Opening Day with Paleo Wraps Cooking Demo
  • Saturday, April 4: Block Party, Gluten-Free Tasting Expo and Health Fair
  • Saturday, April 11: Spa Day Health Fair
  • Saturday, April 18: Earth Day Tasting Fair and Health Expo
  • Saturday, April 25: 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 16 states. Founded in Colorado in 1955, the company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015.

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