NATURAL GROWTH

The number of natural-food supermarkets is growing, and nowhere is that more evident than on the West Coast.SN recently visited southern California and sampled some retailing formats: units in two three-store independents; a unit in the Wild Oats chain; and a Pavilion's unit in an upscale neighborhood.MOTHER'S MARKET & KITCHENCOSTA MESA, Calif. -- Mother's Market & Kitchen here is a full-service supermarket

The number of natural-food supermarkets is growing, and nowhere is that more evident than on the West Coast.

SN recently visited southern California and sampled some retailing formats: units in two three-store independents; a unit in the Wild Oats chain; and a Pavilion's unit in an upscale neighborhood.

MOTHER'S MARKET & KITCHEN

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Mother's Market & Kitchen here is a full-service supermarket with a wide range of items merchandised in 15,000

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