ASHEVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, opened its fourth Ohio location today in The Venue at Belden, located at 3939 Everhard Road in North Canton. Highlights from the Grand Opening, as well as a peek at the new store, can be viewed here.
The excitement from the community was evident as hundreds of shoppers lined up hours before the 7 a.m. opening to be among the first shoppers in the store. The day began with dignitaries from the North Canton Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Belden Chamber of Commerce and Plain Township in attendance for a ribbon cutting ceremony and a $1,000 charitable donation to Stark Fresh, a local organization dedicated to providing access to fresh, locally-sourced food. There were several contests and giveaways, including a mystery gift card to the first 100 customers in line as the doors opened. The festivities continued throughout the day with product demonstrations, free samples, special deals, live music and more.
“Earth Fare opened its first store in Ohio five years ago to provide healthier options to the community. We source only the best tasting, highest grades of produce, seafood, meats, poultry, dairy, and raw ingredients for our in-house prepared meals-to-go, bakery, hot bar and salad bars,” said Earth Fare president and CEO Frank Scorpiniti. “Our response from the community has been overwhelming. We hosted our ‘Love Local’ Vendor Fair earlier in March and are proud to announce many local artisans and food producers will be available at Earth Fare including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Cleveland Kraut and Crimson Cup Coffee to name a few. In addition, we established a Community Advisory Board, made up of a number of passionate community members, who came together to help Earth Fare build the best healthy offering for the North Canton neighborhood. Today marks the first step in providing the best selection of fresh, healthier choices closer to home.”
The celebration will continue throughout opening week with unbelievable Grand opening specials on Earth Fare favorites across the store. Sign-up at EarthFare.com/NorthCanton to learn more about opening week events, specials, giveaways, and more. You can also follow along on Facebook at Facebook.com/EarthFareNorthCanton
The North Canton store brings 24,000 square feet of healthier food options in a bright and welcoming atmosphere that is easy to shop. Each product is hand selected by Earth Fare’s dedicated team to ensure it meets a rigorous set of Quality Standards – it’s a Food Philosophy that means Earth Fare reads labels so you don’t have to. Every item in the store is free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats, artificial trans-fats, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, bleached or bromated flour, in addition to hundreds of hard to pronounce chemicals found on the company’s “Boot List” at EarthFare.com/Food. And, fresh meat, seafood, poultry are never administered antibiotics or growth hormones.
“We believe that healthy food improves lives so we make it easy for our customers by providing them with healthier choices for themselves and their families every day,” said Scorpiniti. “Our commitment to the highest Quality Standards means customers can shop with ease and confidence in every aisle of our store and be assured that they are not taking home many unnecessary chemical additives to their family. Earth Fare also makes it a priority to work with environmentally and socially responsible organizations dedicated to a holistic vision of healthy living, including: USDA Organic, Non-GMO Certified and Certified B Corp.” EarthFare.com/QualityStandards
Learn more about Earth Fare’s fresh approach to improving lives through a healthier lifestyle at www.EarthFare.com
ABOUT EARTH FARE
Founded in 1975, in Asheville, North Carolina, Earth Fare is one of the largest natural and organic retailers in the country with 37 locations across 9 states in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a superior shopping experience. It’s a philosophy that makes it easy to live a healthier lifestyle, every day.
Earth Fare. Healthy Food for Everyone.