Top 4 Natural and Organic Food Products Stores in the United States

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There are many agricultural food stores in United States of America that specialize in the package and sale of natural and organic products. But the list below comprises of the top 4 based on their market sizes, product lines and products prices. The list is just nominal.

Whole Foods

The Whole Foods Supermarket chain is well known for its organic product lines, that have over time attracted customers willing to pay premium prices for such inventory. However it became financially strong to drastically lower prices of its products, build customer base, and  compete favorably with other big brands after it was acquired by Inc. (AMZN) in 2017, for a humongous $13.7 billion

Whole Food first store was opened in Austin, Texas in 1980, by John Mackey, Renee Lawson Hardy, Craig Weller, and Mark Skiles at a time very few natural foods stores were in existence in the United States. That store's success spurred the opening of many new stores, as well as the acquisition of pre-existing natural foods retailers, throughout the 1990s. And in 2002, the company expanded into Canada, thereafter established in the United Kingdom by acquiring seven Fresh & Wild stores.

Whole Foods was early to capitalize on the organic food trend, which is still very much in mid-swing. 

Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market which likewise specializes in organic, natural products, but sells them at lower price points. Sprout was founded in 2002 by members of the Boney family. The store has since grown rapidly spurred by a combination of acquisitions and new store launches. It currently has more than 360 stores.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s is a California-based privately owned business that began as a chain of convenience stores in 1958 when the business was then known as Pronto Markets. Nine years after, the chain's founder changed the name to Trader Joe’s and began packaging inexpensive natural and organic products under the label.


Kroger, establish in 1883 by Barney Kroger, is one of the foremost and largest grocery stores in the word. Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Kroger has inventory of freshly produced organic food products alongside other grocery products to provide alternatives that could cater for widest range of shopper.

It was a credo that would serve The Kroger Co. well over the next 130 years as the supermarket business revolutionized into a variety of forms to satisfy the ever-changing needs of consumers.

Kroger family has about 2,800 stores in 35 states of the United State under two dozen banners and annual sales of more than $132.5 billion

Kroger offers both online and in-store purchase services. It also offers drone grocery delivery services

In Q2 of 2021, its identical sales without fuel increased 14% on a two-year stack, and it experienced 114% digital sales growth on a two-year stack.

Last line

In fact, it has been predicted that the demand for organic foods will experience double-digit growth over the next several years, stimulating even behemoth supermarket chains to jump on the bandwagon. Many such retailers stock Simple Truth Organic products, which contain no artificial preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, and are presented in no-frills packaging featuring easy-to-read ingredient lists. 

Note: this does not in any anyway amount to endorsement of these natural organic food products supermarkets.

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