Distribution

As one of the largest national publications serving the natural living community, including Chicago, suburban Cook,  and Lake and McHenry counties, Natural Awakenings globally reaches more than 3.6 million readers each month who are interested in leading a healthy and sustainable life. In the Chicago area, we reach more than 80,000 targeted readers each month through the print edition, and thousands more online. We publish 12 issues a year, with a national circulation over 1.45 million in approximately 95 cities. No other locally focused publication can claim the brand recognition we have across North America.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Magazine is distributed in approximately 1100 locations across the northern Chicago and suburban area, including health food stores and cafés, restaurants, spas, salons, libraries, fitness facilities, retail stores, doctor’s offices, book stores, supermarkets and wherever free publications are generally found. Due to the magazine’s popularity, we often restock copies at many of these distribution points on a regular basis. Some featured outlets include Whole Foods Markets, Sunset Foods, Treasure Island and dozens of grocery and produce stores visited daily by a thousands of shoppers.

Natural Awakenings distributors and staff often hear from local area businesses that our magazines are more popular than our competitors when placed side-by-side. What’s more, Natural Awakenings readers often keep and refer to each issue of the magazine again and again, providing repeat exposure for your business.