OLDSMAR – Richard’s Foodporium, which now has an Oldsmar location, is a lot more than a place for people who want to eat healthy.
For starters, one side of the store is filled with containers of spices, exotic fruits and plenty of other hard to find items. Two aisles in the middle of the store, which has a nostalgic look to go along with the store’s nostalgic logo, are stocked with various vitamins, health supplements and dietary supplements.
On the other side of the store, there are health and beauty items. It’s a one-stop shopping area for people looking for high quality products and, according to owner Thomas Krief, no one can beat Richard’s customer service.
Krief said that he can order nearly anything at a customer’s request.
“We carry everything from organic food to frozen food that you can’t get anywhere else,” Krief said. “We have our health and beauty products and we do a good business here.”
The spices are in display dispensers, allowing customers to choose just the right amount they might need. The spice containers run almost the entire aisle and is perfect for the health-conscious consumer.
Krief studied demographics and decided that a store in Oldsmar was the perfect location. He knows there are plenty of health stores in the Tampa Bay area, but Krief said that Richard’s is different.
“You get the top natural foods and bulk foods at great prices,” Krief said. “We only want to do what the customer is looking for.”
And with a nod toward September being National Childhood Obesity Month, Krief promised that there are plenty of items for sale for children whose parents want to keep them away from macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets.
“We have plenty of food that kids like if they give it a chance and we have lots of healthy baby food,” Krief said. “We have something for everybody.”
Richard’s Foodporium is at 3150 Tampa Road, Building 8, in the Woodland’s Square Shopping Center in Oldsmar. Check www.richardsfoodporium.com.