About Richard’s

About Richard’s


Character. We always display integrity and sincerity of character in relations with our customers, co-workers, and vendor partners, conducting ourselves professionally and responsibly in all relationships.

High Standards. We share pride in our Company, maintaining high standard of performance and a commitment to continuous imrpovement at every level of operation.

Employee Satisfaction. We strive to create an environment where every employee is satisfied feeling comfortable, acknowledged, and rewarded for fulfilling our mission and delivering outstanding performance.

Service. We make each visit a pleasure and adventure for our customers, delivering consistence, exceptional and memorable customer service.

Sense of Community.  We reach beyond the products and services the we provide with a sense of community, building, relationships in the community that share our good fortune, and encourage opportunity.


Our History

Richard’s Foodporium® first opened its doors in 1979 as an independently-owned natural foods store in southwest Florida and, after 40 years, our customers still love us. Our overriding mission is to offer natural and specialty products at affordable prices, and to provide exceptional customer care. There are now multiple stores in operation with an expanded selection of products, including a number of private label items. The Richard’s Foodporium® brand is backed by a wealth of experience and dedication. We are always striving to better meet our customers’ needs and enhance their shopping experience.

Award Winning Richard’s Foodporium

Richard’s has won dozens of awards including Best Natural Food / Health Food Stores, Best Place to Shop for Natural Foods, Favorite Health Food Store, People’s Choice and Business of the Year in multiple Florida communities and Best Independent Chain Retailer in the Nation.


2020 Awards

Favorite Health Food Store by Anna Maria Island SUN

Best Health Food Store of Sarasota by Sarasota Herald Tribune

2019 Awards

Best Health Food Store of Port Charlotte by Port Charlotte Sun

Best Health Food Store of Bradenton  by Bradenton Award Program

Store Policies / Services


At Richard’s, we appreciate your business and want you to be completely satisfied. If for any reason a product does not meet your needs, you can return it for a full refund (unopened and with a receipt) or a store credit (opened and/or without receipt). Special orders are welcome; however, we do not accept returns on non-stock items outside of manufacturer defect.

Special Orders

Don’t see the product that you’re looking for? We’ll be happy to do our best to meet your needs. If we can get it for you from any of our vast array of vendors, we will be happy to help you. Just click here (link to Special Orders page) or call for more details (Some order/return restrictions or minimum quantities may apply). Please be aware that special and non-stock orders are not eligible for refunds outside of manufacturer defect.