Natural Grocers completes purchase of Kansas City area retailer

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has closed on its acquisition of most of the assets of a health food retailer in the Kansas City area.

The Colorado-based chain said in a news release Tuesday that with the closing of the purchase of Nature’s Pantry, it has re-opened as Natural Grocers at 19019 E. 48th Street in Independence, Mo.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Natural Grocers has 91 stores in 15 states that employ more than 2,000 people. In Wichita, it operate a store at 1715 N. Rock in the former Borders bookstore. It also plans to open a store at the northwest corner of 13th and Maize next spring.