Natural Grocers focused on inflation
Inflation is a word at the forefront of many conversations right now — for good reason. From gas stations to department stores, consumers are feeling the pressure of rising prices. Natural Grocers is taking steps so customers can shop with confidence knowing they can still get high-quality organic and natural products at affordable prices.
"We work hard to generate long-term relationships with vendors and farmers to secure the best possible pricing on wholesome natural foods and supplements," said Heather Isely, Natural Grocers' executive vice president. "These types of partnerships have historically helped us to maintain premium quality and offer accessibly priced nutritious foods and vitamins, even when families have been impacted by inflation.
"Our parents founded Natural Grocers in 1955 with the belief that everyone should have access to affordable healthy natural and organic foods, nutrition education and live in a thriving, regenerative environment," said Isely. "This includes the food we all put on our tables. 'Always Affordable Pricing' is one of our Five Founding Principles to which we have stayed committed for over 67 years. '
The company's commitment to quality, another founding principle, is evidenced in its high product standards and continuous improvement of these standards. For example, Natural Grocers, which sold only cage-free eggs since its founding, enhanced its product standards in 2016 to sell only free-range eggs.
Natural Grocers makes every effort to base its product standards on relevant scientific evidence to best support the sustainability and health of the food system, the environment, employees and its communities, and is committed to continuing to drive higher product standards within the industry. The company prides itself on its transparent approach to product selection and encourages dialogue with customers, investors and industry peers.
"Going into our 67th year, we hope to inspire other companies around the world to follow our lead and to realize that it is possible to offer high-quality organic and natural products at 'always affordable prices'," said Isely.