Natural Grocers 100th store to open in Scottsdale

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Natural Grocers in Scottsdale will be opening on Aug. 11.

Natural Grocers will open its fifth store in Arizona on Tuesday, Aug. 11 — making it the company’s 100th store nationwide.

The opening of the Scottsdale store will kick-off with a series of free, grand opening celebrations, including food tastings, cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes with nutrition experts.

As part the of the grand opening, Natural Grocers will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 11 and will then distribute mystery gift cards to the first 100 customers in line, according to a press release. 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 also offer a tasting of healthy and delicious food from the Paleo Wraps class, according to the release. In addition, the all-female, Scottsdale-based mariachi band, Mariachi Pasión, will perform live on opening day from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

The store will be located at 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. unit 110, in Scottsdale.

All grand opening activities will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates, unless noted:

  • Thursday, Aug. 13: 60th Anniversary Ice Cream Social Celebration (4-6 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Aug. 15: Taste of Summer Block Party featuring the Steele Sound band
  • Saturday, Aug. 22: Back to School Blast!
  • Saturday, Aug. 29: Local Product Expo and Tasting Fair
  • Saturday, Sept. 5: Paleo Fair

Natural Grocers will provide the Scottsdale community with fresh produce that is exclusively USDA Certified Organic, as well as other healthy, affordable, organic and natural products, according to the release. The store will feature a mix of national brands and locally-grown, raised and manufactured products from Arizona in a small, friendly environment.

The Scottsdale store will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public. Natural Grocers Scottsdale will be open  seven days a week, according to the release.

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,” stated the release. Customers can expect:

The Scottsdale location is one of 18 Natural Grocers stores expected to open in fiscal year 2015, stated the release.

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