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Garner’s Natural Life: New Location … Same Amazing Experience!

When I think about natural health and herbal medicine, I think about the countless stories told of how herbs originated. From cultures to traditions, and passed down through generations, people have used herbs for centuries for their health and healing properties. The story of Garner’s Natural Life reminds me of this.

    The Garner’s story began with a young Robin Garner who, in 1969, sold organic bread and supplements out of his 750-foot trailer. Candace Garner joined the family business when she married Robin in 1978. As success began to overtake them, the need for an actual building became very evident, so Robin and Candace opened a large store that featured a wellness section, bakery, produce and a restaurant/deli.

After Robin passed in 2007, sons Jeff, David and Matt stepped up to help Candace with store operations. Any store can sell vitamins; however, the thing that uniquely sets Garner’s apart from other retailers is the passionate commitment to unfailing customer care, top-notch products and services, and the determination to educate and empower customers to live better and healthier lives. This is the heartbeat of every Garner’s Natural Life location proudly serving South Carolina’s local communities.

    The customer shopping experience is very important too. The shift to give Garner’s Natural Life a beautiful “facelift” started with Candace. The creative and beautiful décor in each of the Garner’s stores comes from her vision to provide customers a beautiful space in which to shop—one that feels good and looks great. From the many Himalayan salt lamps, to the earthy yet modern decorations, to the smiling faces of knowledgeable employees ready to help in any way—this is why customers shop at Garner’s stores.

    Customer service and education have always been staples at the family-owned stores. Many of Garner’s employees are certified as natural health professionals or herbalists, or certified in other natural medicines. There is also a registered nurse on staff. Fully understanding the products that they offer, from in-depth research to personal experience and testing, Garner’s staff members stay up to date on products and services, including partnering closely with product representatives. Education is a top priority. When customers are looking for something to better their health, the best is needed.

    After countless requests from customers visiting our Forest Drive location, the fourth store has just opened in Lexington. We carry the largest selection of bulk herbs in the state, second only to our Garner’s location in Greenville. Our objective is to carry the finest products available, including organic and non-GMO products.

Our close relationships with our growers and product suppliers, such as Kratom, are key. Ensuring that customers receive quality products and services is very important to us and a mainstay of our mission because not all supplements are made to the same standard. Adds Nick Beers, regional manager: “We are so excited to be serving the health and wellness needs of people in the West Columbia/Lexington area. We look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Come and see what the Garner’s way is all about … you will not be disappointed!”

Garner’s new location is located at 5166 Sunset Blvd., Ste. C, in Lexington. For more information, call 803-973-3001 or 803-454-7700, or visit 

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