Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get an interview, comment or quote from someone at Whole Foods Market?

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Select Contacts and use our regional map to identify your regional contact, or if you're working on a national or global story, contact the appropriate global media relations professional.

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Where do I find a list of your stores or a list of stores in development?

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Visit our Stores page. For information about stores in development, click here.

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How do I access photos for publication?

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Select Image Library to access high-resolution images.

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What if I don’t find the image I want?

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Email Jerrod.Niedermyer@wholefoods.com.

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How can I get a recipe photo?

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Email WFMPressroom.Admin(at)wholefoods(dot)com and please include the URL to the recipe and photo you’d like to use.

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What is Whole Foods Market’s “no trade” policy?

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For proprietary reasons, Whole Foods Market normally does not participate in interviews with industry or trade publications. We can certainly direct you to information on our website or send you press releases if applicable.

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How do I request product samples for editorial use?

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Use our Contacts page to find the correct person to contact with requests for product samples.

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Who handles advertising?

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For local advertising, please contact the marketing department at the regional level — http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/regional-offices.

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How do I get permission to use your logo or other information owned by Whole Foods Market?

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Contact a national media relations professional via the Contacts page.

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How do I get permission to film or shoot photos in a Whole Foods Market store?

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Fill out our Filming/Photography Request Form. If your project is national in reach, email the form to Emily.Wright@wholefoods.com. If your project is regional or local in reach, please send the form to the appropriate regional media relations contact listed on the Contacts page.

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How do I receive permission for product placement in a film?

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This webpage pinpointclient.com/wholefoodsmarket will walk you through the process.

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How do I pitch Whole Foods Market to sponsor my event, partner with my organization or donate product?

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If yours is a national request, send it through our sponsorship webpage. If yours is a local request, please contact the marketing department at the regional level or contact the closest Whole Foods Market store.

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How do I find out more about Whole Foods Market financial news?

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Visit our Investor Relations page for financial news and press releases.

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My product is in your stores, and I’d like to write a press release about it.

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If your press release will mention Whole Foods Market, someone from our global media relations team or from the region where you have your product–if it is not sold companywide–must sign off on it. Please email your release to one of the contacts on the Contacts page.

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How do I get my product into Whole Foods Market stores?

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Vendors interested in selling their products in our stores should follow the directions available here.

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I am writing a book and want to include Whole Foods Market. Who handles that?

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We evaluate books on a case-by-case basis. Email a media relations professional via the Contacts page.