Northeast Intensive highlights the Importance of Grocery Relationships with Local Farms

Guido's Fresh Marketplace will host the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association's Northeast Region Produce Intensive April 27 & April 28. Simon Richards, produce manager of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco, will speak on the importance of working with local farmers and how to cultivate those relationships. See the Berkshire Eagle's interview with...

INFRA CEO Interviewed About Her Views on the Industry

FoodState CEO Robert Craven interviewed INFRA CEO Corinne Shindelar about her insights on the future of natural retailers in a rapidly expanding sales environment. See the interview here.

INFRA Member Highlighted for Natural and Local Offerings

Nature's Wonders in Harrison, AR was given the spotlight in the Harrison Daily for the store's natural and local offerings, and its positive impact on the local community.   

INFRA Member Noted for "Hyper-Local" Honey

INFRA Member Alameda Natural Grocery in Alameda, CA was highlighted in New Hope Network's Supermarket News here. Alameda Natural Grocery maintains hives on its rooftop and in its neighborhood in collaboration with neighbors, to promote sustainability and the importance of bees and other pollinators. Alameda will be hosting peers at INFRA's West Fresh/...

INFRA Member wins Ohio Grocers Association's Pinnacle Award

The Ohio Grocers Association presented its prestigious Pinnacle Award to Raisin Rack Natural Food Market of Westerville and Canton Ohio.  The Pinnacle Award, based on operational excellence and significant contribution to Ohio’s food industry, is given annually to both a small operator and a large operator. Founder and Owner Don Caster opened the first...

INFRA's 2017 Annual Conference Dates Set!

INFRA's 2017 Annual Conference dates have been set for July 15-18, 2017. Theme and Keynote Speakers to be announced.

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....