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Ellwood Thompson's Champions Small and Local

INFRA Member Ellwood Thompson (and Dawson's Market) was highlighted in an article from New Hope Media for their commitment to small-scale area farmers and producers. Read the article here.

INFRA Members are Retailer of the Year Nominees

Eight INFRA Member Stores have been nominated for Natural Food Merchandiser’s Natural Products Retailer of the Year, representing 75% of the nominees. INFRA has representatives in every category of NFM’s awards, and every store nominated in the Community Engagement category belongs to INFRA. Congratulations to all of the nominees- thank you for being...

INFRA Members Top US Health Food Store List

In a recent article from The Daily Meal, six INFRA member stores were listed in the top eleven Health Food Stores in the United States. LifeSource Natural Foods, Kimberton Whole Foods, Local Foods, Bi-Rite Market, Good Harvest Market, and Big Bear Natural Foods were each called out for their dedication to healthy foods and communities.

INFRA Honors Retailers at 2016 Annual Conference

At INFRA's 2016 Annual General Membership Meeting during the 2016 Annual Conference, INFRA recognized stores and individuals who made an impact on the organization and the industry. INFRA honored Joe Nolan (Owner, Good Harvest Market) and Diane Gibb-Lahodny (Owner, Campbell's Nutrition) for years of dedicated service on the INFRA Board of Directors....

INFRA Member Inducted into Hall of Legends

Last week at EXPO West, Debra Stark, founder and co-owner of Debra's Natural Gourmet was inducted into New Hope Network's "Hall of Legends", honoring individuals who have made a lasting impact on the natural and organic industry. Read the whole story on New Hope's Website.

INFRA Member to Grow Own Produce

Pilgrim's Market in Coeur d’Alene, ID was highlighted in the Spokane Journal of Business for plans to grow fruits and vegetables in a vacant lot in the city. Owner Joe Hamilton gained city approval for the first market garden on land zoned for residential use in Coeur d’Alene. To read more, visit the Spokane Journal of Business article.

INFRA Member Named One of the Best Small Companies in America

INFRA Member Bi-Rite Market was named One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America by Forbes Magazine, celebrating Bi-Rite's employee benefits, innovations, and community involvement. The grocery was highlighted in this article in 7x7.com. 

Abby's Health and Nutrition Opens Organic Community Farm

An article in Natural Food Merchandiser features INFRA member Abby's Health and Nutrition, who is finishing work on an organic farm. The farm features a hoop house, hydroponic gardens, and tower gardens, and will focus on educating the community on health and sustainability through organics.

INFRA Stores Lead Non-GMO Endcap Contest

The Non-GMO Project announced winners of an endcap contest for the 2015 Non-GMO Month. Retailers across North America competed with their best merchandising efforts, and four of the five winners chosen by the Non-GMO Project were INFRA Members. Congratulations to Bare Essentials Natural Market in Boone, NC; Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax, CA; Papaya’s...

2015 Indie Awards Now Accepting Nominations!

For the fifth year in a row, Independent We Stand hosts the Independent Small Business of the Year Award - "The Indie Awards." The Indie Awards aims to recognize locally-owned businesses and all they do for their communities and their customers. This year, the winner of the Indie Awards will receive a prize package valued at $10,000. Any locally-owned and...