SAVE MONEY, eat healthy
The options just got a lot better for locals who often may feel torn between saving money and buying healthy, top-quality foods and home products.
Thrive Market, just launched this past November, bills itself as “the first socially conscious online store offering the world’s best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices.”
The Los Angeles-based online grocery site is a new model that sells non-perishable food, bath and beauty, wellness, kids’ and household supplies. According to the website, the offerings are culled and selected to include more than “2,500 of the most popular natural products from the very best brands — brands that exude the values of health, sustainability, and premium quality.” The site also lets shoppers filter search results for items that fit into paleo, gluten-free, vegan, raw, non-GMO, kosher, fair trade and certified organic categories.
A quick comparison of prices for canned seafood, boxed grains and body lotion at Thrive and Whole Foods Markets in Santa Fe shows Thrive coming out ahead in savings — sometimes as much as 40%. Over the course of a year, those savings can handily repay the $59 annual membership fee. Shipping and new member promotions can also add to the savings.