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Natural Grocers to Open New Tucson Store on September 20
The grand opening celebration will include mystery gift cards, giveaways, and a Nutrition Challenge Sweepstakes for the first two weeks

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers will open a new store in Tucson, Arizona, on Tuesday, September 20. The store will open at 8 a.m. and is located at 5600 E River Road.

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In celebration of the September 20 grand opening, Natural Grocers will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:55 a.m. and the first 100 customers in line will be able to choose either a "Mystery" gift card, varying in amounts from $5 to $100, or a good4u prize from the grand opening giveaway table. Customers won't know the amount of their gift card until they check out.

Grand Opening Celebrations

Opening day activities include:
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Live performance by local band Mariachi Alegre
8 to 10 a.m. - Rise and Shine, It's Muffin Time!
11a.m. to 1 p.m. - Paleo Wraps Tasting
Noon to 4 p.m. - Vendor demonstrations throughout the store
6 to 7:30 p.m. – Going Against the Grain for Health, by internationally known Tucson-based journalist, Melissa Diane Smith.

Month-Long Events

The new Tucson store will feature Natural Grocers' good4u Grand Opening Nutrition Challenge Sweepstakes, which offers participants an opportunity to learn about healthy eating while earning prizes. The value of all prizes in the Sweepstakes is over $2,000.

All participants who attend the Nutrition Challenge classes will receive a $5 gift card, as well as be entered to win either $125 in good4u groceries or a $100 gift card to the store.  A list of healthy recipes that feed a family of 4 for only $25 or less per meal will be available at each class. The sweepstakes runs September 20 to October 1. For official Rules and complete details, visit:

Natural Grocers provides the Tucson community with fresh produce that is 100% USDA Certified Organic, as well as other healthy, Always AffordableSM organic and natural products. The stores feature a mix of national brands and a selection of locally produced products in a small, neighborhood market environment. The stores will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public. The store will be open seven days a week.

What to Expect from Natural Grocers

  • Highest quality organic and natural groceries, dietary supplements and body care products
  • EDAP – Every Day Affordable Price®
  • Free science-based nutrition classes, health coaching, cooking demos and more
  • No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and harmful trans-fats
  • 100 percent USDA Certified Organic produce
  • Strict meat standards – raised without antibiotics, growth promoters or feed containing animal by-products
  • Pasture-Based Dairy Standard – dairy products that come exclusively from confinement-free dairies
  • Free Range Egg Standard – eggs that are not only cage-free, but are provided with sufficient space to move – both indoors and outdoors – and exhibit their natural behaviors
  • Bag-free checkouts and commitment to sustainability
  • A Nutritional Health Coach (NHC) in every store
  • Knowledgeable staff offering world-class customer service
  • Support for local community organizations

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.

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Natural Grocers video b-roll can be found here and here.

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. Founded in Colorado in 1955, Natural Grocers has more than 3,000 employees and operates 123 stores in 19 states.


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For further information: Krystal Covington,, 720-515-3078