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Terry Brett of Kimberton Whole Foods
Terry Brett of Kimberton Whole Foods

Terry Brett takes on the competition

Terry Brett has faced waves of competition at Kimberton Whole Foods. His advice: Don't be afraid to take chances.

After 28 years in the natural foods business, Terry Brett is no longer intimidated by competition.

“If you like a challenge, I think it’s an incredibly exciting time to be in this business,” says Brett, whose four-store Kimberton Whole Foods in southeastern Pennsylvania posted 18.4 percent growth in the first quarter of 2014, despite a brutal winter and an onslaught of competition.

Brett has seen his share of challenges. Between 1986 and 1994, he grew a funky, 400-square-

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