‘Wild by Nature’ Natural Food Marketplace Opens 5th LI Location; 22K-Square-Foot Store in West Islip
August 25, 2014
(Wst Islip, NY) Wild by Nature, a full-size, full-service natural food marketplace, has opened a 22,000-square-foot store at 478A Union Boulevard in West Islip, New York. The opening was celebrated on Friday, August 22, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by representatives from Town of Islip and the West Islip Chamber of Commerce as well as Wild by Nature President Joseph Brown, Wild by Nature Vice President General Manager Michael Infantolino, and Wild by Nature West Islip Store Manager Joe Scilla.
“West Islip residents and all of us in the Town of Islip welcome this exciting new store to the retail mix along Union Boulevard,” said Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci. “A natural food marketplace like Wild by Nature is an ideal addition to the surrounding neighborhood and helps keep Captree Shopping Center a vibrant retail destination. We congratulate Wild by Nature on the opening of their first south shore location in mid-Suffolk County and wish them many years of success serving the West Islip community.”
Islip Town Councilman Steven J. Flotteron (third from right) was on hand to cut the ribbon with Wild by Nature President Joseph Brown at the recent opening of the new Wild by Nature in West Islip. Also joining in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (from left to right) Wild by Nature Vice President General Manager Michael Infantolino; Wild by Nature West Islip Store Manager Joe Scilla; King Kullen Co-Chairman Ronald Conklin; and West Islip Chamber of Commerce President Nancy Donohue.
The new store occupies a portion of space previously leased by King Kullen. According to Wild by Nature President Brown, “We’ve had many requests for a store in the area and feel this location is ideal. Now, West Islip residents and their neighbors can enjoy the same fresh, healthy foods, environmentally sound products, and free-of-cost wellness seminars as shoppers at our other four locations.”
Wild by Nature opened in East Setauket nearly 20 years ago, followed by stores in Huntington, Hampton Bays, and Oceanside. Founded on the belief that the production of food should support life, promote well being, and protect the world’s natural resources, Wild by Nature meets the needs of health-conscious consumers and those seeking quality goods and services.
The new West Islip location includes a produce center featuring organic fruits and vegetables; a complete selection of meats and poultry; a deli and appetizers department; a wok station; fresh-caught seafood; sushi; a full-service bakery with fresh baked breads; a wide array of groceries; a café with a juice and Smoothies bar; an extensive all-natural nutrition and supplement department; health and beauty care products; and one of Long Island’s largest selections of gluten-free foods. Additionally, shoppers can take advantage of Full Circle, Wild by Nature’s new line of top quality natural foods at affordable prices.
“Wild by Nature is a place where people will find the freshest foods imaginable and learn about living a healthy lifestyle through good food and nutrition,” concluded Brown. “We’re thrilled to bring the Wild by Nature experience to West Islip.”
Wild by Nature is an independent subsidiary of King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. More information on Wild by Nature is available at www.wildbynature.com. Updates on the West Islip store can also be found by following Wild by Nature on Facebook and Twitter.