Awards & recognition | PCC Natural Markets

Awards & recognition

We're a great place to shop

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  • 2013 Washington Wine Awards Retail Group of the Year
  • 2013, 2014 Rainier Valley Post Reader’s Choice, Best Grocery Store
  • 2013 Seattle Magazine Reader’s Choice, Best Grocery Store
  • 2013-2011 & 2007-2005, ParentMap Reader’s Choice/Golden Teddy award winner
  • 2012 Seattle Magazine Top 10 Food Establishment
  • 2007, 2002, 1991 Seattle Weekly, Reader’s Choice Best Independent Grocery Store
  • 2006 Seattle Magazine, Kid Picks wins “Best Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit”
  • 2005 Outstanding Retailer of the Year, National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
  • 2005 Socially Responsible Retailer Award, National Nutritional Foods Association

We're a great place to work

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  • 2011 Seattle Parks & Recreation Denny Award for Volunteer Service
  • 2010 LifeSPAN “Good Life” Award
  • 2008 King County Employer of the Year, King County Board for Developmental Disabilities
  • 2007 Outstanding Employer, Northwest Center
  • 1998 Employer of the Year, The Arc of King County

We improve our community

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  • 2014 Seattle Business Silver Community Impact Award, Midsize Companies
  • 2014 Certificate of Appreciation from the EPA for food waste prevention
  • 2013 Food Marketing Institute’s grant and award for Food Insecurity program
  • 2012 Daniel Roscoe Corporate Award for Community Service
  • 2011 Seattle Business, the only grocery store among Washington State’s 50 most sustainably operated organizations
  • 2009 Seattle Business, Green Washington Award
  • 2009 IACP Award of Excellence for Avocational Cooking Schools
  • 2009 Redmond Reporter, Reader’s Choice Best Green Business
  • 2004 Seattle Weekly, Editor’s Choice, Best Grocery Store Green Makeover
  • 2003 City of Kirkland Recycler of the Year
  • 1995 U.S. Mayors’ End Hunger Award
  • Honor Roll, King County Solid Waste Workplace Recycling; we’ve qualified every year since 2006 and have been recognized by the county for waste reduction and recycling since 1989

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Did you know?

  • PCC has more than 52,000 members and is directed by a nine person board of trustees.
  • PCC started as a small food-buying club of 15 families in 1953.
  • PCC is the largest consumer-owned natural food retail co-operative in the United States.

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