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Palm Desert store has its leader

Casey Coyle, a 12-year Whole Foods Market veteran, will lead the company’s Palm Desert, Calif., store when it opens this fall. Coyle, hired in March as store team leader, began his career with the company in the meat department at Whole Foods Market’s Foothill location in Pasadena, Calif. He has worked in six Whole Foods Market stores. “I'm so excited to be opening the beautiful new Whole Foods Market in Palm Desert and becoming part of this great community," Coyle said.  "We’re working hard to bring unique new features and products tailored specifically to the diverse desert lifestyle. In addition to…

Whole Foods Market opens ninth UK store

Whole Foods Market opens its ninth U.K. store Thursday, April 10, on Fulham Broadway in southwest London. The doors will open at 10 a.m., following a bread-breaking ceremony. The store will donate a total of 5 percent of its opening-day sales to four local charities, including the Opportunity Fund for Fulham, the Daisy Trust, Albert & Friends Instant Circus, and Walking for the Wounded. The Fulham store will feature products from 70 local suppliers, five of whom are based in Hammersmith & Fulham. The store employs approximately 100 team members. Click here for more information. 

Whole Foods Market maintains organic integrity at every store

The USDA’s National Organic Standards, federal regulations that govern how organic food is grown and processed, require that Whole Foods Market stores have physical barriers to prevent commingling of organic and non-organic products. The USDA-accredited agency that certifies Whole Foods Market stores also requires that explanatory signs are posted where equipment, such as bread slicers or coffee grinders, could be used by customers to process both organic and non-organic products. Additionally, store team members must prevent contact of organic production and handling operations with prohibited substances. For more information,…

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