Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opened its newest location in Kalispell, Montana on April 23rd.  The Kalispell store at 2395 US Highway 93 N will be the company’s fourth in Montana following locations opening last year in Billings, Missoula and Helena. The organic and natural grocer also plans to open four stores in Oregon by Fall, with its newest Oregon location opening on May 29 in Salem.

Natural Grocers, based in Colorado, offers only natural and organic products on its shelves: shoppers will find only USDA-certified organic produce, meats from animals raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or hormones, as well as other delicious organic and natural groceries free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated oils. The grocery chain also offers an extensive natural dietary supplement and body care department, and a large selection of gluten-free and other special dietary need products.

For more than 55 years, Natural Grocers has honored the Isely family’s founding principles to provide the highest ingredient standards at every day affordable prices. Today, the awareness of the benefits of eating natural foods is higher than ever and continues to grow, helping Natural Grocers expand to 13 states and over 65 stores.

“Montana has been a wonderful and welcoming market to Natural Grocers,” said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers co-president. ”Across the state, our shoppers continue to look for affordable options to help their families be healthy.  We’re excited to open our doors and get involved in Kalispell.”

True to the Natural Grocers philosophy, the new store was built using green features such as energy-efficient motion light sensors, 100 percent post-consumer content tiles, high efficiency heat-exchange systems, polished concrete flooring and commercial-grade LED lights.