South Plainfield, NJ—WholeFoods Magazine has selected Debra’s Natural Gourmet as its 2015 Retailer of The Year. The store, located in Concord, MA, was founded by CEO Debra Stark in 1989, with the aim of bringing the fresh foods and natural remedies she was raised on to the community. With the help of her son Adam and employees, Stark managed to turn this store into a neighborhood staple by putting an emphasis on customer service and a unique product selection that mixes locally sourced products with exotic items. Perhaps most important, though, is the creation of a warm atmosphere where customers not only shop, but also learn about the foods and natural supplements their bodies and lifestyles may need.

In addition to in-store support, education is also promoted through a store newsletter, events, talks from industry experts as well as Stark’s own cooking show, Eat Well, Be Happy. A full story about Debra’s Natural Gourmet will appear in next month’s issue.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2015