2008 | Natural Products Association names Marlene Beadle as one of three recipients of the Socially Responsible Retailer Award. The award is granted to member companies that excel in integrating social responsibility in multiple aspects of their businesses including volunteerism, education, employee empowerment, environment and health. Marlene receives her award at the 2008 NPA Convention in Las Vegas in July of 2008.
2005 | NNFA-Northwest names Marlene Beadle the Pioneer Award recipient. The Pioneer Award is given each year at the Northwest Region’s annual trade show. The Region’s definition of “pioneer” is someone who leads the way and sets a good example for others in the industry.
2004 | National Nutritional Foods Association grants the NNFA Crusader Award to Marlene Beadle. This award recognizes individuals who have made notable contributions to the natural products industry above and beyond commercial success. In a press release announcing the award, NNFA writes:
“As the owner of Marlene’s Market & Deli and as an industry member for 27 years, Marlene Beadle has done much to further the education and well-being of her customers. Her commitment to the industry includes serving a number of terms on the NNFA Northwest Board of Directors, as secretary/treasurer and as a state representative”.
1999 | Marlene Beadle co-founds The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods with Craig Winters and Alex Schauss, Ph. D.
1998 | Health Food Business magazine names Marlene’s Market & Deli “one of the top 10 health food stores in the country”.
1993 | Marlene’s is named “Top Mid-Sized Health Food Store” by Health Food Business magazine.
1991 | Marlene Beadle co-fou