Organic Grocery Store Earth Fare Is Closing All of Its Locations
After 45 years, an organic grocery store is saying goodbye.
Earth Fare, a specialty natural and organic grocery store with 40 locations in 10 states, has announced that it will be closing all of its stores. The company has already begun the closure process with inventory liquidation sales at all of its locations, while simultaneously attempting to find potential buyers for its stores. A company spokesperson said in a press release,
“Earth Fare has been proud to serve the natural and organic grocery market, and the decision to begin the process of closing our stores was not entered into lightly. We’d like to thank our Team Members for their commitment and dedication to serving our customers, and our vendors and suppliers for their partnership.”
Liquidation sales are underway now with “a truly outstanding assortment of merchandise at very significant price reductions,” said the press release. This includes up to 30% off items such as meat, seafood, and produce, according to additional information sent in an email from the company. Store fixtures will eventually be available for sale as part of this process as well.
Earth Fare opened in 1975 as “Dinner for the Earth,” selling bulk goods and health supplements in Asheville. It later became “Earth Fare” in 1994 after expanding into a full-service store. It operated under a pledge to sell products that are free of artificial colors, fats, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, trans fats, and high fructose corn syrup.