Seasonings from Frontier Natural Products in Norway, Iowa, are readied for orders on distribution day for the Iowa Valley Food Co-op in Cedar Rapids. The company marked milestones in June 2013. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Frontier Natural Products Co-op, based in Norway, Iowa, achieved a high honor this month, while also marking a milestone in sales. The homegrown business offers a growing number of organic and natural products, including bulk spices and herbs. Those can be found at the Iowa Valley Food Co-op and other outlets.
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Frontier Natural Products Co-op Receives Highest Honor from Whole Foods Market, Achieves Record Sales
Banner year marks impact in organic industry and local economy
Norway, Iowa — Frontier Natural Products Co-op has been awarded the 2013 Supplier of the Year Award by Whole Foods Market, signifying the company’s leadership in the organic and natural products industry. The award, which is the retail chain’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding overall product performance, exceptional quality, commitment to transparency and a strong contribution to Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit that funds poverty alleviation in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products.
Frontier also won the Excellence in Product Quality Award, an honor given to a supplier that consistently delivers premium quality products that exceed Whole Foods Market shoppers’ high expectations.
Frontier is also celebrating another milestone this week—it reached the $100 million sales mark for the first time in the co-op’s history.
“These achievements say a lot about the people behind these organic and natural products,” said Tony Bedard, CEO of Frontier. “It’s all about quality and commitment. We’ve been at this for a long time—setting high standards and innovating sustainable business practices. It’s a direct reflection of the caliber of people who come to work here every day.”
Frontier is one of thousands of suppliers doing business with Whole Foods Market, an organic and natural products retail chain with more than 340 stores, including one in West Des Moines. In addition to Whole Foods Market, products made by Frontier—which include Frontier and Simply Organic herbs and spices, and Aura Cacia aromatherapy products—can also be found at natural products stores and co-ops around the country, as well as in conventional retail stores.
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Frontier Natural Products Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ employs 279 people. The co-op offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier’s goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier’s website at www.frontiercoop.com