FEB 2013 – MEMBER PROFILE – CLARK’S NUTRITION AND NATURAL FOODS MARKET

Clark’s Nutrition and Natural Foods Markets have been family owned and operated since 1972. A leader in the Natural Products Markets Clark’s has a wide selection of Whole and Organic foods, Organic Produce, bulk foods, Dairy and deli items, prepared foods and a full frozen foods selection in all our stores. Clark’s is a leader in Vitamins, Supplements, Sports Nutrition, Herbs and bulk teas, Heath & Beauty products, and Homeopathic remedies. Four generations of Clark family members and employees have continued to bring healthy living to as many individuals that desire a healthy life. The team at Clark’s Nutrition has a passion for making a difference in the way you shop for health. They pride themselves in providing you with quality products and personalized customer service. They strive to answer your questions to help you make smarter and healthier decisions when buying natural products.

The heritage of Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market can be traced to the early days of mom and pop health food stores. Jim Clark, the company’s founder purchased the first Riverside location in 1972 in downtown Riverside. The Riverside store featured a sit down restaurant that was voted one of Riverside’s best in a 1985 Press Enterprise poll. The demand for supplements and natural foods grew so much that the store was soon forced to close the restaurant to make room for them.

Jim’s son, Ray Clark, CEO, brought the second generation into the already successful company by purchasing the second store in San Bernardino on E Street in 1977. Ray’s sons, Bruce & Jeff Clark representing the third generation, entered the company in 1980. The management of the Riverside and San Bernardino stores consolidated in 1985. In 1990, the historic DeAnza Theater building at 12th and Market Street became new Riverside home and corporate headquarters with 12,000 square feet of retail space.

With resurgence in demand for healthy cuisine, the Riverside store opened a gourmet delicatessen by popular demand, to please the breakfast and lunch natural food connoisseurs, and revive the original reputation which was to be one of the first natural foods restaurants.

Soon after Clark’s opened its third and newest proto-type in 1992, a 25,000 square-foot natural foods store, in Loma Linda CA. This store featuring a comprehensive produce department with an emphasis on organic produce and an in-store gourmet kitchen providing organic gourmet and vegan meals cooked on the premises for take-out convenience.

Our grocery department offers the largest selection of natural foods in its region. This location offers the most extensive line of supplements available in the industry.

Consistent yearly sales increases provided the momentum for the fourth location in Rancho Mirage in 2005, to further strengthen an already solid market position. The newest store represents the largest natural foods market in the Coachella Valley, at 26,000 square feet. New product categories were introduced, featuring one of the largest organic wine selections in the industry and a government certified organic café. This “state of the art” location stayed consistent in sales growth and increased profitability since the opening of the store.

Clark’s equates success not with size but with integrity, responsibility and service. CNNFMI’s mission is to remain the premier provider of natural foods and supplements in the industry and vision is to expand that reputation where opportunity exists, educating consumers in making informed decisions.

Clark’s Nutrition Natural Foods Market equates success with integrity, responsibility and service. Their mission is to remain the premier provider of natural foods and supplements in the industry and their vision is to expand that reputation where opportunity exists, educating consumers in making informed decisions.

The Loma Linda Market is located at 11235 Mountain View Avenue, Loma Linda. You can shop on line at www.clarksnutrition.com or call at 909 478-7714.

 

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