“Every day Mother’s earns its customers’ trust by serving them with the healthiest, best tasting plant-based options in natural foods. By partnering with Mill Road Capital, we have successfully expanded our business while continuing to improve our unique culture and high-quality offering.”
- Dorothy Carlow, CEO Mother’s Market & Kitchen

About Mother’s Market & Kitchen


Founded in 1978 by a group of yoga enthusiasts in Orange County, California, Mother’s was created to provide its local community with a high integrity, natural foods market. Mother’s currently operates nine organic and natural grocery stores in Southern California that support local organic farmers and provide the largest selection of high quality organic and natural products in its market.


Mill Road has worked with the company to enhance the management team, improve store-level operations, implement online ordering, increase profitability and expand the store base.


Progressive Values


​Mother’s founders chose Mill Road as a buyer because of their trust that Mill Road would maintain the company’s distinctive values and commitment to “truth, beauty and goodness”. The founders sought an owner that recognized and appreciated the company’s unique family culture and who would be dedicated to preserving the quality and integrity of its product and service offerings. Mill Road has worked closely with Mother’s to maintain its culture, and brought into the company a female CEO to lead its senior management team, the majority of whom are women.

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