Mother Earth Warehouse Sold – Hudson Valley One

After 44 years in business, Chris and Kevin Schneider have sold Mother Earth’s Storehouse to Healthy Choice Markets 3, LLC, a rapidly growing health and nutrition company in Hollywood, Florida. The two Mother Earth stores are in the King’s Mall in Ulster and on Main Street in Saugerties. A third location, in Poughkeepsie, closed in September 2020.

The Schneider brothers opened Mother Earth’s first organic and all-natural warehouse in 1978, at a time when there were few to no health food stores in the Kingston-Ulster area. “Live well… naturally” was their motto. They were the pioneers of local thinking.

Their niche was selling locally produced foods and supplements. “Few, if any, company stores have given serious consideration to health-conscious customers,” their website explains. “It was a fringe of the market that they were prepared to ignore.

Mother Earth’s Storehouse now has ten departments. These are: fruits and vegetables, bulk products, coffee and deli meats, vitamins and supplements, groceries, bakery, prepared foods, cheeses and dairy products and personal care.
The acquirer is a subsidiary of Healthier Choices Management Corp. (HCMC), a publicly traded holding company “focused on providing consumers with healthier everyday choices in nutrition and other alternative lifestyles.”

HCMC owns Ada’s, a health food store in Fort Myers, Florida, and Paradise Health Foods, which has three locations in Melbourne, Florida. “Mother Earth’s Storehouse is a major step forward in our growth initiatives,” said CEO Jeffrey Holman, “and based on past performance, we believe this addition should roughly double HCMC’s revenue over a annualized basis.”

Through Healthy Choice Wellness, LLC, the Company operates an intravenous therapy center in Roslyn Heights, New York, offering several intravenous infusion “cocktails” from which customers can choose. There are cocktails for health, beauty and rehydration. HCMC also has a license agreement for a Healthy Choice wellness center at the Casbah Spa and Salon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Healthy U Wholesale, HCMC sells vitamins and supplements, as well as health, beauty and personal care products.

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