The store will be located to the right of CTS (aka, Christmas Tree Shops), which downsized its space. It could be open by September.
The business started in 1987 in Maryland doing home delivery and has most of its stores in the Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC area. It recently entered the New England market by opening a Burlington, Mass., store.
“We’ve been told from quite a few Bostonians, retail and real estate experts that it would be a great place for a MOM’s,” says CEO Scott Nash. “And, the demographics line up.”
The biggest difference this store has over the others, it is all Organic and actually publishes the list of banned products they will not carry. They have a very loyal following in other markets.
MOM’s touts its attention to not just organic groceries, but it publishes a list of ingredients that won’t be found products it sells. It also promotes sustainability, such as by ditching plastic bags in 2005.
“They have a very loyal following in other markets,” according to Sherwood Plaza’s Ria McNamara.
Natick has no shortage of groceries stores. MOM’s will join Wegman’s and Stop & Shop on Rte. 9 (and Whole Foods isn’t far away in Framingham), plus Roche Bros. and Aldi’s are options.
The arrival of MOM’s at Sherwood Plaza marks the return of a grocery store in that shopping area. A store called Heartland, a division of Purity Supreme, operated there in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
There are lots of changes at Sherwood Plaza these days, with Christmas Tree Shops rebranding to CTS, Pet World moving from its standalone space into the main strip of stores, and Barnes & Noble making its move there later this year from Shopper’s World.