LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage here posted double-digit comparable-store sales in the recently ended fourth quarter, but noted that increasing sales of grocery products were pressuring margins. The company, which operates 74 small-format stores specializing in vitamins, supplements and organic grocery products, said comps for the fourth quarter rose 10.7% on a daily average basis, and were up 11.1% for the full fiscal year. Net income was up 129% in the fourth ...
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