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Take a photographic tour of the newest Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy (slide show)

Christine Kapperman, Senior Content Director

June 18, 2014

10 Slides

Natural foods stores get all of the attention for their growth plans. But Boulder, Colorado-based Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is one to watch.

"Just like Whole Foods transformed food retailing 25 years ago, Pharmaca will transform pharmacy in the next 10 years," said Laura Coblentz, Pharmaca’s vice president of marketing and innovation.

The 25-store independent chain plans to grow to 50 locations in the next three years.

There's no magic in the timing, just a practical alignment of factors, according to Coblentz, who said the company has proven its model, has the financial standing and is ready to ride the wave of the future as more Americans view health as the combination of treatment and prevention.

Pharmaca's focus on credentialed staff--from pharmacists to trained natural health practitioners--is key in its focus on meeting the needs of today's consumer.

Here's a look at the company's latest store, which opened in May in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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 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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