February 10, 2021
Nature’s Food Patch is declared Progressive Grocer’s Outstanding Independent
The store also won several other industry accolades, such as Best Health Food Market
CLEARWATER & DUNEDIN, Fla. – Your local and organic, family-owned natural foods grocer, Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café in Clearwater and Downtown Dunedin, has been chosen as a Progressive Grocer’s Outstanding Independent honoree.
This honor was given due to the essential role Nature’s Food Patch has played to ease the pains of the pandemic for the consumer. “The Patch” has showcased exemplary actions towards serving their community. Since March 2020, The Patch has spent countless hours around the clock to implement a number of new concepts, innovations & operations with respect to their online technology, including their Patch Curbside Pickup program. This allowed consumers to continue to receive senior and wellness discounts, save on in-store sales and earn rewards towards their Patch Perks. By providing this additional service with all the bells and whistles that traditionally come with shopping in-store, The Patch was able to continue their historical efforts of providing enthusiastic and courteous service to their new online family. Nature’s Food Patch is a place where good food, good health, and good people come together – even if it’s online or by curbside.
Nature’s Food Patch also won the 2020 title for Creative Loafing’s ‘Best of the Bay’ Best Health Food Market and Best Salad Bar, in addition to being voted Best Health Food Store by the community in the Tampa Bay Times ‘Best of the Best’ campaign for the second year in a row.
Nature’s Food Patch, along with other Outstanding Independents will be featured in the February 2021 issue of Progressive Grocer and online here.
About Nature’s Food Patch
Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café (est. 1987) is an organic independent natural foods community grocery store & café with two locations in Clearwater and Downtown Dunedin. The store has been enthusiastically embraced by the health-minded community and is known for its commitment to organic foods, quality natural products, community involvement and health education. Their vision is to serve and inspire their community in order to build a healthier world.
About Progressive Grocer
Progressive Grocer has been the voice of the retail food industry since 1922. For 10 years, they have been honoring the excellence of America’s independent food retailers with their Outstanding Independent Awards Program. In the 10th annual iteration of the program, Progressive Grocer recognizes the excellence of independent food retailers during an unprecedented year that required many businesses to pivot in unexpected ways to better serve their communities.