Address: 22 S. Van Buren Street, Iowa City IA 52240 / (319) 338-9441
About Us / New Pioneer Food Co-op (Van Buren) History: New Pioneer is a cooperatively owned business, fully serving the needs ofthe natural products consumer. We emphasize high quality, fair prices andproduct information. We are an environmentally and socially responsiblemember of the community we serve. New Pioneer sells a broad line of foodsand related food and natural lifestyle products to quality and healthconscious consumers. The perishable, natural, and specialty foods are thehighlight of the business. Conventional grocery items are stocked as aconvenience to promote New Pioneer as the primary store for our customers.New Pioneer co-op also operates a bakehouse for the production of highquality baked goods which are retailed in our store and the bakehouse siteas well as throughout our territory. We serve neighborhood, metro-area, andregional customers with varying needs. We are a full line neighborhoodgrocery store. In the Johnson County area, we serve the natural and qualitymarket niches. Regionally, we are a premier natural food store and bakery.We are also a neighborhood bakehouse and wholesale baked goods supplier.New Pioneer is part of the rapidly expanding, highly competitive, naturalfood industry. The natural foods store trend is toward full-line stockingand an emphasis on perishables and service. We are distinct fromconventional supermarkets in product line, service, image, and ownershipstructure. We set ourselves apart with extraordinary customer service,product expertise, and consumer advocacy. We are a responsive and integralpart of our communities.