Natural Grocers celebrates 1 million customer loyalty members

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is a specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries, body care products and dietary supplements.

DENVER – Organic and specialty retailer Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage recently announced a sweepstakes contest to celebrate its customer loyalty program {N}power, which is expected to surpass one million members this summer. The grand-prize winner of Natural Grocers’ 1 Millionth {N}power Member Sweepstakes will receive one year of free groceries.

{N}power launched in May 2015 offering Natural Grocers’ customers digital coupons, personalized offers, rewards, and other benefits. According to the company, the program has seen more than 50 percent growth in its membership in the last year alone.

“The program has grown steadily for two reasons,” said Natural Grocers Co-President Kemper Isely. “First, more people than ever are learning how to better take care of their bodies by eating organic and natural foods. Second, the {N}power program makes embracing a healthy lifestyle more affordable than ever with personalized offers, digital coupons, and rewards for purchases made.”

Additional 1 Millionth {N}power Member Sweepstakes prizes include:

  • Five second-place winners will win free groceries for six months.
  • 150 third-place winners will win a $50 Natural Grocers gift card.

Founded in Colorado in 1955, Natural Grocers has more than 3,500 employees and operates 152 stores in 19 states.

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Online Organic and Gourmet Flavored Nut Store Opens

Kraze Foods
Photo: Kraze Foods

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI — Nuts consumed in small portions are not only delicious but offer numerous health benefits. Consumers now have a new way to access raw, organic and gourmet flavored nuts with the opening of Kraze Foods online retail store.

On Kraze’s website, it states that its “goal is to provide you with high quality, nutrition-dense foods that are healthy and bursting with flavor.” The company also says its organic nuts are soaked and dehydrated for five days to activate enzymes that aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Consumers have the choice of several flavors including: Chocolate Orange Walnuts, Maple Mesquite Pecans and Spicy Cashews. The nuts are available in 3-ounce packages and 1-ounce snack packs.

Although Kraze’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, launched in March, did not reach its goal the company pressed forward anyway to make its products available to a larger market.

“We are determined now more than ever to get our quality products into everyone’s hands,” said President Sheryl Burns, “and [we] are convinced we will have repeat customers. That’s how confident we are in our process and the taste of our three uniquely flavored nuts.”

Kraze Foods, located in Sterling Heights, MI, was founded by David Adinarayan and Sheryl Burns.