LifeSource incorporates earth-friendly, sustainable practices in many aspects of its operations. Beamer said promoting organic and local products is probably one of their biggest actions. “Our produce department is 99 percent organic and we feature organic products throughout our store. I believe many of our natural product lines support sustainability in their practices—householdLifeSource was pleased to receive the first ever Vitamin Retailer Magazine Retailer of the year award in August 2008.
For the first time, Vitamin Retailer has searched across the US to choose a retail store that exemplifies the term “excellence.” To find the one store that fits that criteria, the editorial staff polled prominent industry members, associations, suppliers and distributors to ask whom they thought deserved the title of Retailer of the Year. Taking into consideration sales growth, how the store enhanced their product mix, the knowledge of the staff, store appearance and if the retailer makes a difference in its community, the responses were extraordinary—giving the VR staff a real challenge narrowing it down to one. After reviewing the suggested stores, it was agreed that LifeSource Natural Foods went above and beyond all criteria.