98 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord, MA 01742
Owner: Debra Stark
Founded in: 1989
Organic Sales: More than 75% of overall store sales are organic, 100% of produce sales are organic.
Annual Sales: Between $2.5 million - $10 million a year.
Debra informs suppliers that Debra's Natural Gourmet heavily supports and promotes local producers who meet their product quality criteria. Manufacturers are frequently quizzed about ingredients that may be questionable.
Product Removal Process
Debra routinely reviews the store's inventory to verify that products containing suspect and unacceptable ingredients are not carried in the store. Should any products be found with suspect ingredients, Debra contacts the manufacturer and immediately removes the product. Reformulated products introducing unacceptable ingredients are also quickly discontinued.
Certified Non-GMO, Fair Trade, and Organic are prominent among labels throughout the store. The store windows are used to educate the community about GMOs and a monthly newsletter is also used for communicating GMO information. The store also features a children's interactive GMO display. Debra's Natural Gourmet is a Non-GMO Project Participating Retailer. Debra's donated $500 to support Prop 37.