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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. Message Board

  • johnlukisretard johnlukisretard May 7, 2014 10:25 AM Flag


    Whole foods is on sale now. Why mess with this one when you can buy the leader?
    Might be the last time you see more than 20% drop on it.

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    • I like them both, and I own them both in some form. I shop at Sprouts, Costco, and NGVC mostly, but I will go to the local WFM and buy things occasionally. I really like their free samples, and I also eat lunch at WFM on occasion.

    • totally agree. bashers think wfm is going away. yeah right. very strong company. long-term, this is a great buy.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Natural Grocers is more of a pure play on organic. I don't buy "conventional" GMO & pesticide/herbicide riddled products, so Whole Foods doesn't do it for me. I'd prefer to buy at and invest in a company that "walks the walk." I think NGVC's smaller totally organic stores are a big advantage. I don't see Whole Foods as much different that Krogers whose stock is half the price. Whole Foods' just doesn't compete on price or marketing (one page sales flyer with maybe one or two organic items) compared to Sprouts' or NGVC's magazine type flyers.

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      • Krogers is no Whole Foods. The shopping experience and shoppers too are quite different.

      • "I don't see Whole Foods as much different that Krogers whose stock is half the price."
        I presume you meant Kroger's PRICES are half of WFM? KR is valued at a bit less than twice WFM.
        As far as marketing, in my area, WFM does do some radio advertising...AND they have a magazine type publication they turn out monthly or so; it contains coupons, articles and recipes, nice photos and employee profiles.
        IMO, WFM does "walk the" talk. WFM has never professed to be an organic outlet, but one that sells natural and organic items. WFM is a positive for its neighborhoods; donating to local "causes".
        I don't have the luxury, such as you, being able to choose which nat/organic food store to shop at. I've only WFM and TJ's.

      • agree here, too. long-term all these companies are winners. ngvc and sfm p/e rations will come into line, too. all good companies.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

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