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Posted 06/7/15

Inside Business: Natural Grocers set to open in Fargo

"Other grand opening activities include a food tasting and cooking demonstration on Tuesday; a block party barbeque and food standards tasting fair on June 13; and a spa day health fair on June 20. There will be a gluten-free tasting expo and health fair at the grocery store on June...
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Posted 05/28/15

Lakewood-based Natural Grocers on organic-fueled growth spurt

"At the headquarters of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, tucked away in an austere warehouse behind one of its Lakewood stores, the casual vibe belies an aggressive corporate growth strategy. The chain founded 60 years ago by door-to-door vitamin sellers Margaret and Philip Isely of Golden now is growing at...
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Posted 04/16/15

Natural Grocers sprouts from modest beginnings

Born in 1955, Natural Grocers was organic when organic wasn't cool. The average American diet at the time included such staples as Wonder Bread, bologna and Coca-Cola. But in a cottage in Golden, Margaret Isely began peddling natural, organic fruits, vegetables and meats, as well as a healthy selection of...
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Posted 04/15/15

Natural Grocers marks 60th anniversary

Natural Grocers said Wednesday it will officially celebrate its 60th anniversary the week of April 22, which encompasses Earth Day, with a series of giveaways and special events. The chain, founded in 1955 by Margaret and Philip Isely and based in Lakewood, Colo., operates 95 stores in 16 states, with sales estimated...
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Posted 04/15/15

Natural Grocers Celebrates 60 Years

Natural Grocers will officially celebrate its 60th anniversary during the week of April 22nd with several local and regional events. The Colorado-based organic and natural food pionee, founded in 1955 by Margaret and Philip Isely, will celebrate both this important milestone and its ties to the Denver metro a rea,...
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Posted 04/15/15

Natural Grocers Celebrates 60 Years

Specialty retailer plans slate of local and regional events Natural Grocers will officially celebrate its 60th anniversary during the week of April 22 with several local and regional events. The Colorado-based organic and natural food pioneer, founded in 1955 by Margaret and Philip Isely, will celebrate both this milestone as...
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Posted 04/13/15

Government oversight of diet advice unneeded

Oklahomans can figure it out WE’VE noted this before, but it bears repeating: Not every problem requires government regulation as a solution. A legislative effort to crack down on who can give advice on diet and exercise provides evidence. Senate Bill 615 would amend Oklahoma’s existing Licensed Dietitian Act. Under...
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Posted 04/9/15

Natural foods market to open in Clive

The specialty grocery market in Des Moines is growing. At least three natural and organic grocery companies have plans to open stores in the metro area this year. The latest addition is Natural Grocers, a Denver-based company that plans to build a new store in the parking lot of the...
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Posted 04/6/15

Chemical cleaning products could be linked to illnesses in kids

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Products with bleach are being linked to an increase in risk of respiratory infections in school aged children according to a study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. You may be able to avoid the risk by switching to all natural products. Jen Grunklee is one who has...
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Posted 04/5/15

How This Family-Run Organic Grocer Is Taking on Whole Foods

Sixty years ago, Margaret and Philip Isely founded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. Now their children want to make it a household name. In the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, a waitress named Margaret Isely falls ill after giving birth to her second child. She develops a chronic infection and...
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