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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.

February 25, 2015 - What’s in store for The Woodlands’ first Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market’s long-awaited location in The Woodlands, Texas, will open Wednesday, March 18. The 44,000-square-foot store, at the corner of Lake Woodlands and Lake Front Circle in Hughes Landing, will offer an array of unique features and a full range of high quality natural and organic products.

February 24, 2015 - Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools celebrates 4,000th salad bar donation

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) is thrilled to announce that the partnership has granted its 4,000th school salad bar serving more than 2 million kids a day.  This represents an investment of over $10 million by the LMSB2S partners, foundations, and corporate and non-profit donors.

February 23, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® to open May 20 in Dublin, Calif.

A new 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market store will open May 20 at 5200 Dublin Boulevard in Dublin, California. This is the first Whole Foods Market location serving Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore in the Tri-Valley area. It is the company’s 43rd location in Northern California.

February 23, 2015 - Whole Foods Market opens near DePaul University

Whole Foods Market opens its doors in the Lincoln Park neighborhood near DePaul University on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m.

February 19, 2015 - Whole Foods Market is No. 18 on FORTUNE’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list

Whole Foods Market ranks No. 18 on FORTUNE magazine’s 2015 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. The company is again named as the most reputable company in the food and drug store industry, topping the list of retailers in the category.

February 18, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Opens Ninth NYC Store on Upper East Side

Whole Foods Market, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, will open the doors to its ninth New York City store on the Upper East Side at East 87th Street (1551 3rd Avenue) today at 9 a.m. The store opening celebrations will kick off with a traditional bread-breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m., followed by sampling, special sale items and other events throughout the store.

February 18, 2015 - Whole Foods Market celebrates cheese “the royal whey”

Whole Foods Market will celebrate Parmigiano-Reggiano, the King of Cheese, throughout February and March with in-store events, samplings, food pairings and more, culminating in the “Crack Heard around the World” on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m. EST.

February 18, 2015 - Whole Planet Foundation launches campaign to end global poverty

Whole Planet Foundation is kicking off its 2015 Prosperity Campaign at Whole Foods Market with the goal of raising $5 million for microlending programs worldwide—enough to help 135,000 people lift themselves out of poverty and start a new life.

February 17, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Northern California Small Producer Grant applications open online through March 4

Emeryville, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2014) – Today through March 4, food, body care and lifestyle product makers can apply to receive a grant from Whole Foods Market to grow their business. In total, the company will help fund 37 grants for NorCal makers. Whole Foods Market estimates each recipient will receive about $5,000. The grant application is online at

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market confirms Lakeview relocation

Whole Foods Market confirms that its 31,500-square-foot Lakeview store, at 3300 North Ashland Avenue, will relocate to a 75,000-square-foot location at the Ashland, Lincoln and Belmont intersection. This new location will become the second largest Whole Foods Market in Chicagoland.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to continue expansion in western Canada with locations serving Greater Victoria,  Edmonton and Calgary

Whole Foods Market announced its plans for continued expansion in Western Canada with three new locations: Greater Victoria, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; and Calgary, Alberta.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces new location in Bellingham, Wash.

Whole Foods Market announced plans today to open a store in Bellingham, the company’s 11th Washington location.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces 11 new store leases

The U.S. stores are planned for Baltimore, Bellingham, Washington, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Mandeville, Louisiana, Sarasota, Florida, and Toledo, Ohio. The Canadian stores are planned for Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and Victoria, British Columbia.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market signs lease for its first Toledo, Ohio, store

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease to open a store in Toledo, Ohio. The store will be approximately 40,000 square feet, and will be located near Secor Road and Executive Parkway.  No opening date has been set.

February 6, 2015 - Featured in Northern California stores - Feb. 2015

Whole Foods Market Northern California partners with local startup Instacart to deliver Valentine’s Day specialties

February 5, 2015 - Whole Foods Market partners with The World of Eric Carle on cereal packaging

Whole Foods Market and The World of Eric Carle, the award winning brand based on works by the acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, have teamed up to create a series of 365 Everyday Value® cereal boxes featuring games for children and Carle’s signature artwork, including the beloved “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

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