Green Zebra Preps Expansion Plans

PORTLAND, Ore. — Green Zebra Grocery is broadening its stripes with two more locations planned for the market.

Green Zebra Grocery is a hybrid health-food/convenience store run by former New Seasons CEO Lisa Sedlar. According to local news reports, she plans to open a second location in the summer with a third soon to follow. Earlier plans for additional locations had been scuttled due to a lack of investors.

The first Green Zebra location — a 5,600-square-foot mini format store that focuses on healthy and local products — opened in October 2013 in North Portland’s Kenton Neighborhood. The second store, to open in Southeast Portland, will boast a slightly larger footprint at 6,400 square feet, and will also feature a growler station and kombucha area as well as wine on tap and grab-and-go food.

In addition to brick-and-mortar expansion, the retailer is growing its reach by partnering with Instacart for delivery of groceries to customers in Portland and nearby Beaverton. It joins Whole Foods, Costco and Uwajimaya, and is the first locally owned Portland grocery to join the service.  

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