Chuck Eggert-backed Basics Market is continuing its expansion across Oregon. The specialty store recently announced its newest store in Tulatin, Oregon, which is set to open this month. The regional grocer's format and natural foods focus is similar to larger retailers like that of Whole Foods, and due to strong local support, Basics Market is poised to be a grocery tour de force.
“Thousands of people pass by this location as they go about their busy lives. Our hope is that this store will be an oasis of meal inspiration and delicious ingredients, making it easier for people to get dinner on the table with foods they trust,” said Fernando Divina, President of Basics Market.
According to a press release, Divinia and Michael Wolff, Vice President of Operations, have helped grow Basics Market since its inception, as they worked with local partners such as farmers, ranchers, food producers, and the Oregon healthcare community to develop its market model. Basics Market caters to its customers by forming partnerships directly with local producers to provide high-quality products at lower prices, while preserving nutrition and minimizing distribution costs and waste. The retailer designs its stores to have a small-format layout, where shoppers can find ingredients organized by delicious recipes that were developed by award-winning chefs and vetted by staff nutritionists for optimal health.
The new Tulatin store will feature seasonally-rotating meal stations, cooking demos, and nutrition classes, along with a wide range of unique features.
Some of these features include:
The grocer’s first location opened in Portland on campus at the Faubion School, and a second store was opened last year in Northeast Portland. Following the opening of the Tulatin location, Basics Market has a fourth store planned to open in Portland’s Pearl District this winter.
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