600 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801
General Manager: Cheryl Loberg
Founded in: 1971
Organic Sales: 60% of total store sales are organic. 85% of produce sales are organic.
Annual Sales: Undisclosed
Good Food buyers make it a point to inform manufacturers that the reason they are not picking up new items is because of GMO corn, soy or canola, for instance. By communicating these preferences, the store has brought pressure to bear on vendors whose lifeblood is getting new products slotted on shelves. As a result, manufacturer attitudes are slowly changing. The Good Food Store's produce department does not carry any at risk items, such as papayas or summer squash. The store’s deli also gives preference to using non-GMO ingredients.
Product Removal Process
The Good Food Store doesn’t have a formal GMO policy in place, but the store’s grocery buyers did declare a moratorium three years ago on new products containing potential GMO ingredients. Some exceptions are made for local products, but buyers are trying to bring in as many non-GMO products as possible and are replacing at-risk items with third-party verified non-GMO products whenever possible. As a result, our shelves contain vastly more non-GMO verified or certified organic products than they did just a short time ago.
Every verified non-GMO product is identified as such with a green shelf tag. Good Food has been a strong supporter of the Non-GMO Project from its infancy. The store promotes GMO education through Non GMO month events, in-store literature and advocacy. Good Food is also a member of the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA) and is a Non-GMO Project participating retailer.