Lucy’s Health Foods specializes in organic foods, supplements, vitamins, food allergies, sports nutrition, gluten free foods and more. Lucy's organic foods include meat, dairy and canned goods. Gluten free dairy items such as soy ice cream, cream cheese and sour cream are big sellers.
Lucy Ramos has always wanted to help people and her health food business satisfies that need. Ramos’s introduction to the health food business came from a friend who worked at Living Foods. Ramos got a part-time job there and using knowledge from her degree in Business Administration, she began doing inventory and organizing the business. After her efforts resulted in the store doubling in size in less than a year, the owner offered her a partnership. She moved into management full-time and ran the second location. When her partner retired and sold Living Foods on Perkins Road, Ramos renamed the Highland Road store, Lucy’s Health Foods.
Selling health foods isn’t just about eating. Ramos must know about drug interactions in order to recommend supplements that are complementary, not harmful. “In this kind of business it’s important to be up to date on everything, not just in the natural food area, but also pharmaceutical and medical news.” She’s constantly reading clinical studies and other medical literature. She also attends all the Celiac Society and autism support group meetings, and gives presentations on foods that help these conditions. Getting to know her clients personally is Lucy’s favorite part of being a small business owner. She estimates that ninety percent of her customers live in the neighborhood around the store. “Having a small business and knowing the people is like growing up in the neighborhood. I’ve watched children who came in with their parents become customers in their own right.”
Lucy's Health Foods is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the health food industry.