Native Sun Jacksonville Beach Named Best New Store of the Year


Our Jacksonville Beach store, located at 1585 3rd Street North, has been named the 2016 Best New Store of the Year by New Hope Network, the leading media company in the Natural Products Industry. The award was announced September 23rd at the largest natural products trade show on the East Coast, Natural Products Expo East, held in Baltimore, Maryland.

According to Christine Kapperman with New Hope Network, “Native Sun’s creativity and curation stands out as a model for new natural foods stores across the nation,” and New Hope Network congratulates Native Sun and the city of Jacksonville.

The award was presented to Aaron and Erica Gottlieb, who opened the first Native Sun location in the Mandarin neighborhood 20 years ago. As Native Sun grows into more neighborhoods, we'll continue to "strive to create an inviting environment that becomes the center of food and community,” says owner Aaron Gottlieb. “The Jacksonville Beach neighborhood has embraced our market and has made it their own. We are truly blessed to be a part of their lives."