Christine Kapperman, Senior Content Director

August 30, 2013

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Portland, Ore.-based News Seasons Market, a Certified B Corporation that focuses on local, opened its 13th store this week at 3445 N. Williams Ave.

Community highlights of the new 30,000-square-foot location, according to a New Seasons Market press release, include:

  • Filling 162 living-wage jobs

  • Using excess heat from the store to warm a future mixed-use building being developed nearby in Portland's first eco-district

  • Stocking of thousands of locally sourced or inspired products, including Sinner's Sausage, a new German-style sausage made to honor the late John Sinner, a butcher and sausage maker who once had a grocery store on the site of this new location

  • Expanding operating hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to meet the needs of an adjacent hospital community

  • Offering even more New Seasons Market private label products produced in partnership with local kitchens and food producers

Among additional features:

  • A tandoor clay oven

  • An EVO Grill

  • Full-service butcher and seafood department

  • A cut-to-order cheese counter

  • Four local wine and beer taps for filling reusable growlers

  • A 16-foot raw-food aisle

  • Additional gluten-free offerings

“Each one of our stores is distinct and reflects the character and needs of the community,” Bill McGee, New Seasons’ Williams store manager said in a press release. “We set out to create a welcoming and fun shopping experience offering lots of choices for everyone. We’re sincere when we say we strive to be the ultimate neighborhood grocery store.”

New Seasons has three more stores in development.

Photos by Miles Sanguinetti

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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 and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine. She also led content at 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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