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"Retail is a race to capture emerging trends," he said, "and health food is a very significant emerging trend . that is driving a vast amount of the growth we are seeing."
Richard Feinberg, a professor in the Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing at Purdue University, said the grocers are racing toward a new and significant segment of the marketplace that's being driven by millennials and baby boomers seeking healthier lifestyle choices.
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After celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in Indianapolis on Monday, Ron and Kat Gordon made one last stop before heading home to Logansport.
She brokered a deal that will bring an Earth Fare to the former Office Max building at 2110 E. County Line Road on the Far Southside later this year.
Whole Foods is eying a third area location in Broad Ripple in a five story apartment development, city officials say. Fresh Market recently opened a new grocery in Fishers. Earth Fare recently opened in Carmel and Noblesville and plans an Indianapolis store. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is entering the region, with plans so far for three groceries. Brokers say Lucky's Market also is actively looking for locations for area groceries.
"We bring a cooler down with us and buy a few things we can't get back home," said Ron, 61.
Brokers say they are targeting densely populated, affluent areas, such as Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Noblesville and Broad Ripple on Indianapolis' Northside.
The health food business may be booming, but grocers are planning future locations carefully.
have been aggressively expanding their health food choices. The store's natural, organic foods keep them coming back for more.(Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/The Star)
Unlike larger, more traditional grocery stores, Patterson said natural foods grocers are willing to take over space occupied by businesses that have closed, providing a spark to depressed retail centers.
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Mary Robinson, from Oshkosh, NE, left, shops with her daughter Ellen Hunt, from Carmel, at Whole Foods in Carmel, 14598 Clay Terrace Blvd., Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Beyond the health food grocers, traditional food stores, such as Kroger, Meijer and Aldi, have been aggressively expanding their health food choices.
They went to Whole Foods in Carmel to stock up on natural, organic foods a visit the couple commonly makes when visiting Indy.
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