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Whole Foods Market’s Margaret Wittenberg named one of ‘most innovative women in food and drink’

Margaret Wittenberg, global vice president of Quality Standards at Whole Foods Market, was named by FORTUNE magazine and Food & Wine as one of the food-and-drink industry’s most innovative women. According to FORTUNE, the women on the list were chosen based on their accomplishments in the past year, and for “permanently changing the way we eat, and how we think about food.” Wittenberg, who joined Whole Foods Market in 1981 and is one of the company’s original team members, has led the development of Whole Foods Market’s legendary quality standards, from basics to the complex; including seafood…

Rodin Square development, featuring Whole Foods Market, breaks ground in Philadelphia

The Rodin Square mixed-use development, which will be anchored by a 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market store, will break ground Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 22nd Street in Philadelphia. The groundbreaking ceremony begins at 11 a.m., and will include remarks from several officials, including Scott Allshouse, president of Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “Philadelphia is the heart and home to so many Whole Foods Market customers and team members alike – we are excited to be able to offer this new, innovative store near the same, great location,” Allshouse said.…

Whole Foods Market announces 11 new store leases

In its third-quarter earnings report today, Whole Foods Market announced that it recently signed leases for 11 new store locations. The stores are planned for Bedford, New Hampshire, Bloomington, Indiana, Cary, North Carolina, Eugene, Oregon, Houston and Richardson, Texas, Montgomery, Alabama, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and Irvine, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California. The company currently operates 388 stores and has a total of 116 stores in development.

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