US-based grocery and body care retailer Natural Grocers is set to open a new store in Vancouver, Washington.
Natural Grocers operates 127 stores across 19 states and employs 3,000 people.
The new 15,000ft² store will open next month and is expected to create 18 job opportunities.
The company intends to hire department managers, cashiers and a nutritional health coach.
Natural Grocers co-president Kemper Isely said: "Commitment to our employees has always been a top priority, it is one of the founding principles on which we base our business practices.
"We cannot properly serve our customers without our talented staff and nutrition experts.
"The crew we're putting in place in Vancouver will be the experts in their field and will bring a great deal of knowledge and value to the Natural Grocers family and the local community."
Natural Grocers claimed that it offers 100% USDA Certified Organic fresh produce and other healthy products.
The new store will stock a mix of national brands and locally produced products in a small, neighborhood market environment.