A look at how these retailer groups changed and evolved in 2006, with an eye toward expansion and remodels PERCENT THAT OPENED A NEW STORE Total: 9.2% Natural products store: 10.6% Health food store: 4.3% VMS store: 13.1% AVG. SQUARE FOOTAGE OF NEW STORE Total: 4,730 Natural products store: 9,200 Health food store: 2,350 VMS store: 2,050 AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF REMODEL Total: 5,800 Natural products store: 12,400 Health food store: 2,500 VMS store: 1,300 % REMODELED IN 2006 ...

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