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Mrs. Green's Natural Market expands 'local' vision with Chicago moveMrs. Green's Natural Market expands 'local' vision with Chicago move

Natural Products Expo and Natural Foods Merchandiser joined to award retailers of the year in the categories of sustainability, innovation, community and best new store. Mrs. Green's Natural Market in Chicago, Illinois, is a best new store finalist. 

Christine Kapperman

September 6, 2014

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Mrs. Green's Natural Market expands 'local' vision with Chicago move

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market launched its first Chicago location as part of the Lincoln Park Hospital redevelopment. It is the first site parent company Natural Markets Food Group based in Irvington, New York, opened outside of New York and Connecticut.

“Chicago is just a very dynamic, alive city that is interested in good food that is healthy for them,” Robin Michel, CEO of Natural Markets Food Group, told the Chicago Real Estate Daily last year. “What we see in Chicago is the ability to mirror our model in New York.”

Here are three highlights of the move:

Market moves: Mrs. Green’s expansion to Chicago, which includes plans for at least five additional outlets, fills what some see as a void left by Dominick’s exit.

Location nod: The store nods to the development’s history. A redeveloped parking garage, the location includes garage columns, industrial piping and the original flooring.

Good to go: Mrs. Green’s is emphasizing healthy to-go foods, a representative told a Chicago-area blogger. Highlights include a smoothie station, dessert counter and made-to-order pizzas.

About the Author(s)

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director, New Hope Network

As the senior content director at New Hope Network, Christine Kapperman combines her 20-year journalism background with her passion for business to cover the natural products industry for newhope.com and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine. She also led content at worldteanews.com. She loves tracking (and tasting) trends as she shares what’s next to show up in cups, plates and in pantries across the United States.

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