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September 21, 2015 - Redesigned Whole Foods Market® app enables time-saving, in-app grocery ordering, delivery

Whole Foods Market shoppers with Apple iOS devices can now enjoy the expanded functionality of Whole Foods Market’s completely redesigned Whole Foods Market® app, featuring intuitive navigation and time-saving features that enable shoppers to have recipes, ingredients and shopping lists quickly and conveniently delivered through Instacart in-app integration.

February 16, 2015 - All Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington state now have non-GMO-fed pork in meat cases

Whole Foods Market has teamed up with longtime supplier partner American Homestead Natural Pork to launch the first large-scale Non-GMO Project Verified™ fresh pork program at Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington.

February 6, 2015 - Downtown Los Angeles Whole Foods Market store to open Nov. 4

Whole Foods Market’s 41,000-square-foot downtown Los Angeles flagship store, currently under construction at 770 Grand Avenue, will open Nov. 4, 2015.

February 4, 2015 - What’s in store for Little Rock’s new Whole Foods Market

The long-awaited relocation of Little Rock’s Whole Foods Market is almost here. On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 34,000-square-foot store will open its doors.

October 13, 2015 - Whole Foods Market’s ‘Love Fest’ continues with new 25-cent deals

Whole Foods Market is introducing new, 25-cent offers beginning October 14 as part of the retailer’s “Love Fest” program to celebrate customers. The promotion began with 25-cent cups of coffee during September, and the overwhelmingly positive response from customers inspired a fresh new round of 25-cent deals available through Nov. 3.

October 9, 2015 - Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific Region opens new distribution center

Whole Foods Market celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art distribution center Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5000 Pacific Blvd, in Vernon, California.

October 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to open Nov. 4 in Newport News, Virginia

Whole Foods Market’s Newport News, Virginia, store will open Nov. 4, at 12080 Jefferson Ave in the Marketplace at Tech Center.

October 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Santa Rosa earns EPA GreenChill Store Re-Certification Excellence Award

Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa was recently honored with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership 2014-2015 Achievement Award – Store Re-Certification Excellence. This award goes to grocery stores that have renewed their GreenChill Store Certification for five consecutive years.

October 4, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Midwest Looking for New Missouri-Based Suppliers

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods grocer, is looking for new local, Missouri-based products for its newest store in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood, opening spring 2016. The Missouri Supplier Summit, hosted by Whole Foods Market Midwest, educates prospective new suppliers around the company’s Quality Standards and process for becoming a supplier.

September 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market named one of America’s most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility by Reputation Institute

Whole Foods Market has been named among the most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to the US CSR RepTrak® list released today by Reputation Institute.

September 28, 2015 - Whole Foods Market statement regarding reduction in positions

As part of its ongoing commitment to lower prices for its customers and invest in technology upgrades while improving its cost structure, Whole Foods Market will reduce a number of positions over the next eight weeks. The company estimates the net reduction to be approximately 1,500 jobs, which represents 1.6 percent of its workforce. It anticipates many of the reductions to be managed through natural attrition and expects a significant percentage of affected Team Members will find other jobs from the nearly 2,000 open positions across the company or via new jobs created from the more than 100 new stores in development.

September 24, 2015 - Whole Foods Market’s Jason Buechel named to FORTUNE ‘40 Under 40’ list

Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jason Buechel has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 40 most influential young people in business.

September 16, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Celebrates National Arts Awareness Week With 5% Community Giving Day

Whole Foods Market is excited to host its quarterly 5% Community Giving Day across all nine New York City stores during National Arts in Education Week, to recognize the role of arts in engaging and improving our communities.

September 10, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® and Instacart partnership moves mountains of groceries in first year

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) and one-hour grocery delivery service, Instacart, today marked the one-year anniversary of a partnership that has helped Whole Foods Market customers conveniently purchase groceries and have them delivered in as little as one hour.

September 9, 2015 - ‘Shop in the name of love’ at Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market stores across the U.S. are hosting ‘Love Fest’ to appreciate and celebrate the company’s No. 1 stakeholder, its customers.  Beginning Sept. 9 and running through Nov. 3, 2015, shoppers can enjoy special events and daily surprises, along with huge deals and giveaways.

September 1, 2015 - Whole Kids Foundation® aims to raise over $4 million in September to help improve children’s nutrition

Whole Kids Foundation is launching the 2015 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, which aims to raise over $4 million to inspire families and support schools related to children’s nutrition.

September 1, 2015 - Whole Foods Market employs highest number of Certified Cheese Professionals in industry

Whole Foods Market cheesemongers accounted for more than half of the American Cheese Society’s 2015 class of Certified Cheese Professionals.

August 31, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Rocky River opening Sept. 23

Whole Foods Market Rocky River will open its doors on Sept. 23. The approximately 40,000-square-foot store is located at 19607 Detroit Road in Rocky River.

August 28, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union Celebrates Grand Opening of BBQ

Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union is excited to announce the opening of BBQ, a brand new barbecue restaurant that will bring the most sought after traditional American BBQ flavors of Kansas City, Memphis, and the Carolinas, right to Jersey!

August 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Willowbrook Celebrates New Location with Community

Whole Foods Market officially opened its newly relocated 58,864 square-foot Willowbrook store today, Wednesday, August 26 at 9 a.m. The new, larger store down the street from the previous location, welcomed over a thousand Willowbrook residents at the Grand Opening Celebration.

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