Region News Releases

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.

April 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market celebrates 35 years in Austin

From May 4 to 8, Whole Foods Market’s flagship store in downtown Austin will celebrate the grocer’s 35th anniversary by donating 1 percent of each day’s net sales to local nonprofits that are also celebrating momentous anniversaries.

April 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market and Instacart offer affordable, convenient options for Mother’s Day floral and gift delivery

An estimated 54 million American households will purchase flowers or plants for Mother’s Day so Whole Foods Market and Instacart are making it more convenient by delivering flowers in as little as one hour across 15 major US metros, along with a selection of thoughtful gifts for moms. Through an exclusive partnership, the two companies are offering a more convenient and affordable alternative to traditional floral delivery, all with blooms that have higher standards like Whole Trade® or Responsibly Grown ratings.

April 29, 2015 - Whole Foods Market opens in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood

Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29. The store, at 6009 N. Broadway, is the fourth of seven Whole Foods Markets slated to open in Chicagoland during 2015, and the 23rd location in the area.

April 24, 2015 - Without pollinators, shoppers would kiss chocolate goodbye

If pollinators like bees and midges vanished, up to 90 percent of the world’s supply of cocoa would vanish too–a potentially bleak forecast for Americans who, on average, consume 11.7 pounds of chocolate per person each year.* This is one of the many reasons why Whole Foods Market and The Xerces Society are teaming up to “share the buzz” about the critical role pollinators play in the global food supply and how shoppers can help protect their declining populations.

April 24, 2015 - Whole Foods Market shoppers raise $4.6 million for global poverty relief

From concerts to craft fairs, shoppers took part in thousands of Whole Foods Market events to raise more than $4.6 million for global poverty alleviation. The events were all part of Whole Planet Foundation’s 2015 Prosperity Campaign to boost awareness and support for microlending projects worldwide.

April 21, 2015 - Life without pollinators could mean life without coffee

Without pollinating insects like honeybees, stingless bees and solitary bees, coffee production could drop by up to 40 percent–a potentially rude awakening for Americans, who consume 400 million cups of joe daily*, and one of many reasons Whole Foods Market and The Xerces Society are teaming up this month to “share the buzz” about the plight of pollinators.

April 21, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® brings family-friendly offerings to Morristown, NJ

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, will open the doors to its newest store in Morristown, NJ on Wednesday, April 22nd. This location marks the thirteenth New Jersey store, and second in Morris County. The day will kick-off with its traditional bread breaking ceremony at 9:00am, followed by sampling, special sales, and other events throughout the store.

April 17, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Dayton to open June 3

Whole Foods Market will open its first store in the Dayton, Ohio, area on Wednesday, June 3.

April 16, 2015 - Whole Foods Market sets opening date for Playa Vista store

Whole Foods Market’s store at the Runway at Playa Vista will open Wednesday, June 17 at the corner of Jefferson and McConnell in Playa Vista.

April 15, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Elmhurst Location to Open May 27, 2015

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, opens its new 45,000 square foot store located at 215 South Illinois Route 83 in Elmhurst Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The much-anticipated store will provide residents in and around the Elmhurst community with fresh, high quality foods in a convenient and contemporary setting.

April 15, 2015 - This is what your salad bar looks like without pollinators

Pollinators play a vital role in producing one-third of the world’s food crops, but they are disappearing at alarming rates. Whole Foods Market and The Xerces Society are joining forces to “share the buzz” about the plight of pollinators and empower shoppers to “bee” part of the solution.

April 10, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Morristown Partners with Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on Opening Day

Whole Foods Market will celebrate the grand opening of its much-anticipated Morristown store on Wednesday, April 22 with Fosterfields Living Historical Farm as a 5% community giving day recipient.

April 8, 2015 - Whole Foods Market supports growth of Austin-based BeeSweet Lemonade through Local Producer Loan Program

Whole Foods Market is partnering with Austin-based BeeSweet Lemonade, founded by 10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer, as the newest recipient of a low-interest loan through the company’s Local Producer Loan Program. Ulmer’s high-quality lemonade, made with mint, honey and flaxseed, is currently sold in 32 Whole Foods Market stores, with plans to expand into new regions in 2015.

April 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Voss to celebrate grand opening

Whole Foods Market’s Voss store in Houston will open Wednesday, April 8, following a 7:30 a.m. bread-breaking ceremony and remarks from company and community officials.

April 2, 2015 - Featured and seasonal in Northern California stores - April 2015

Strawberries, artichokes, green garlic, cold pressed juice, non-dairy ice cream, strawberry ale and pollinator-friendly almond butter

March 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Voss to donate percentage of first five days’ sales to local nonprofits

Whole Foods Market Voss will donate 1 percent of net sales for each of the first five days the new store is open, to local nonprofits. The store opens Wednesday, April 8, at Voss and Woodway.

March 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Sauganash Paves the Way for New Community Space

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has purchased and plans to improve the empty lot just north of the Whole Foods Market Sauganash location at 6020 N. Cicero Avenue in Chicago. This newly paved lot will allow Whole Foods Market to better serve its customers and the greater Sauganash community.

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