273 Boone Heights, Boone, NC 28607
Owner: Ben Henderson
Founded in: 1988
Organic Sales: 20 organic overall organic sales, 100% of produce sales are organic. local produce dairy and single ingredient foods make up the majority of the non-organic foods sold in the store.
Annual Sales: Between $2.5 million - $10 million a year.
Bare Essentials Natural Market has a new No GMO policy. Store Manager Steve Wyatt communicates to brokers that the store won't accept new products likely to contain GMOs. Steve vets products carefully before bringing them into the store. Suppliers must provide GMO-free verification in writing or on product labels.
Product Removal Process
The store is aggressively phasing out products likely to contain GMO ingredients. The product categories proving to be the most challenging are supplements and gluten-free. The store provides gluten-free products for customers needing to avoid gluten, even though the products may contain GMOs.
Bare Essentials Natural Market is a Non-GMO Project Participating Retailer.