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Natural Grocers to open first store in Rochester, Minn., on Sept. 15
First 60 customers will each receive a gift card worth up to $100

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers will open its first store in Minnesota on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The store, which opens at 8 a.m., is located at 1507 Greenview Drive SW, in Rochester. 

Natural Grocers celebrates 60th anniversary.

As part the of the Sept. 15 grand opening, Natural Grocers will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:55 a.m. and will then distribute mystery gift cards to the first 60 customers in line. Gift cards will be in the amount of $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100. Customers won't know the amount of their gift card until they check out. The store will offer a tasting of healthy and delicious food from its Paleo Wraps class.

Grand Opening Celebration
The opening of the Rochester store begins with a series of free, grand opening celebrations, including food tastings, cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes with nutrition experts. All activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Sept. 19: Taste the Difference Food Standards Make: A Nature-Inspired Tasting Fair and Health Expo
  • Saturday, Sept. 26: Gluten-Free Tasting Expo and Health Fair
  • Saturday, Oct. 3: Active Lifestyle Health Fair
  • Saturday, Oct. 10: Paleo Fair: Primal Eating for Optimal Health

Natural Grocers will provide the Rochester 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 Minnesota in a small, neighborhood market environment. The Rochester store will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public. Natural Grocers Rochester will be open 7 days-a-week.

What to Expect from Natural Grocers

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.

As consumers increasingly seek out healthy, affordable shopping choices, Natural Grocers continues to expand its geographic footprint. The Rochester location is one of 17 Natural Grocers stores expected to open in fiscal year 2015.

For more information, visit the Rochester store website. 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, neighborhood-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 100 stores in 17 states. Founded in Colorado in 1955, the company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015.

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