Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blueberry Fields Whole and Organic Natural Foods, the Monadnock Region's premier natural food and vitamin supplement store on Emerald Street in Keene, has been sold to Richard P. (Rick) Reman II.

Blueberry Fields opened in 1995, and the current owner and seller, Matt Everson acquired the business in 1997.  Under Mr. Everson’s guidance, the business developed into a substantial enterprise.   “We recognized the national trend towards healthier lifestyles, and knew that natural foods, vitamins and supplements were an essential component.  Sourcing quality natural foods and leading manufacturers of vitamins and supplements enabled us to mirror national trends of 10% to 20% annual growth in the industry”.   After 15 years in the business, Mr. Everson said, “it has been a great experience and I will miss the customers and staff, but it was time to pursue other interests and spend more time with family and friends.”     

Rebman and his family recognized Blueberry Fields was a significant and vibrant regional business.  Mr. Rebman has been in the food business for nearly thirty years as an owner, a broker, and a distributor.  “This is a continuation of my commitment to the food business, enabling me to concentrate on providing natural products for healthier living. 

Mr. Rebman intends to build Blueberry Fields by listening to its customers and sourcing exactly   what they need and want from the growing natural products industry.  Mr. Rebman will implement two operational improvements: “As soon as we have adequate additional staff, we will extend hours until 7 pm every evening and open Sundays.”

Blueberry Fields has 5,500 sq ft of space and is conveniently located on Emerald Street in Keene.  The store has free parking and easy accessibility to Keene residents as well as those traveling to find the selection of natural living products that have been featured in the store through the years.   

The transaction was managed by Philip Steckler, a principal of Country Business, Inc.  The company has offices throughout New England.  Mr. Steckler’s works out of the company’s Brattleboro, VT office as well as from Moultonborough, NH.

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