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Natural Grocers lends a helping hand as shoppers grapple with high food prices

Natural Grocers is doing its part to help customers as the country continues to experience high food prices due to persistent high inflation.

Natural Grocers, based in Lakewood, Colorado, said yesterday shoppers can take advantage of a mix of deals from the specialty supermarket chain to save on their grocery bill, as well as promote their health and fitness. welfare. Solutions range from choosing private label products and special “meal deals” to participating in the retailer’s loyalty program and nutrition services.

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With Good4u Meal Deals, Npower Loyalty Program members get monthly discounted prices and recipes to cook meals for a family of four or more.

And it’s likely that many customers are looking for a helping hand with grocery store prices. Earlier this month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that April’s home food consumer price index climbed 10.8% year-over-year. , outpacing the 10% rise in March, which marked the biggest 12-month increase since March 1981. Monthly gains in the home food index have also remained high so far in 2022, rising by 0 .9% in April after gains of 1.5% in March, 1.4% in February and 1% in January.

“‘Always Affordable Prices’ is one of our ‘Five Founding Principles’ that we have stood for for more than 67 years,” said Heather Isely, executive vice president of Natural Grocers, in a statement. “We work hard to generate long-term relationships with suppliers and farmers to get the best possible price on healthy natural foods and supplements. These types of partnerships have historically helped us maintain high quality and provide nutritious foods and vitamins at accessible prices, even when families have been hit by inflation.

Natural Grocers said customers can save at its 162 stores in 20 states, as well as online, including:

Natural Grocers shopping cart-store brand-frozen.jpgNatural Grocers noted that its large assortment of private label grocery products saves money every day. (Photo courtesy of Natural Grocers)

Natural Grocers brand products. The store’s brand includes around 1,000 items – from the bulk line (chilled for freshness and pre-packaged for hygiene purposes) to groceries and household essentials to vitamins and supplements – offers shoppers affordable, premium options, the retailer noted.

Free {N}power loyalty program. Through {N}power, shoppers get access to exclusive discounts, newsletters, member-only features, and other perks.

Good4u meal deals. Each month, {N} power members receive discounted prices and recipes to prepare healthy meals for their family of four or more at an average price of around $14, Natural Grocers said.

Natural Grocers Nutrition Center. Self-described as “America’s Nutrition Education Experts,” Natural Grocers offers free nutritional health coaching, in-store nutrition classes and recipe demonstrations. Its nutritional health coaches must complete 164 hours of continuing education per year.

Keep up to date with savings offers. Natural Grocers noted that customers can check out the latest deals on food and groceries, vitamins and supplements, and organic products on naturalgrocers.com, as well as on the retailer’s social media channels.

“Our parents founded Natural Grocers in 1955 with the belief that everyone should have access to healthy and affordable natural and organic foods, nutrition education, and live in a thriving and regenerative environment. This includes the food we all put on our tables”, commented Isely.

Looking ahead, consumer packaged goods and retail market specialist IRI expects further inflation in the CPG space. Chicago-based IRI projects an additional 3% inflation on top of the current 8% in edible CPG categories for the multi-point retail channel in 2022, according to the researcher’s 2022 report “Revenue Management in an Inflationary Environment”, published earlier this month. Also for 2022, the IRI forecasts additional inflation of 2% on top of the current 7% in perimeter categories and an additional 2% on top of the current price inflation of 4% in non-edible categories.