News Releases

October 30, 2014 - PBS Kids® and Whole Foods Market® partner to roll out assortment of sustainable toys in time for holiday season

PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) announced a partnership today that will bring PBS KIDS’ line of educational and earth-friendly toys exclusively to the supermarket’s customers this holiday season. Starting this week, gift givers can find the PBS KIDS toy line, including classic wooden toys and soft plush animals, at Whole Foods Markets nationwide in the retailer’s Whole Body department.

October 28, 2014 - Gourmet coffee, mocktails, house charcuterie and ‘Forager Finds’ installation highlight features of Berkeley’s new Whole Foods Market® store

Whole Foods Market opens its new Berkeley store at 1025 Gilman Street on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Store and regional leadership host a ceremonial bread breaking and present a check to Berkeley USD Gardening & Cooking program at 9:45 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m.

October 28, 2014 - Whole Foods Market names brewery and brew master for new San Jose store

When it opens on December 9, Whole Foods Market San Jose (777 The Alameda) will house the company’s first on-site microbrewery and tap room in California, and the second on-site microbrewery company wide. Guy Cameron, formerly of Russian River Brewing Company, has been named the store’s brew master.

October 23, 2014 - Whole Journeys announces 2015 destinations for immersive culinary travel

Whole Journeys, Whole Foods Market’s travel company, announces the first 12 itineraries for travel in 2015. From Italian cooking lessons with locals and hiking island paths in Croatia to harvesting grapes in Argentina and tasting artisan goat cheese in Aspen, these trips offer hands-on culinary encounters and a range of activity levels.

October 22, 2014 - Renowned Artisan Noodle Producer, Sun Noodle, Launches Exclusive Ramen Kits with Whole Foods Market in New York City

Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce its partnership with famed local noodle producer, Sun Noodle. Known for supplying noodles to some of the most esteemed ramen shops in the nation, including David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar and Ivan Orkin’s, Ivan Ramen and Slurp Shop. Sun Noodle will be launching two new packaged, MSG-free ramen kits – Shoyu Ramen and Miso Ramen exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores in New York City. Sun Noodle’s classic Kaedama Ramen Noodles will also be available.

October 21, 2014 - “Next level” craft coffee service is coming to Berkeley

On Nov. 4, Allegro Coffee Roasters (ACR) brings a new craft coffee experience to Berkeley. Located inside Whole Foods Market’s new store at 10th and Gilman, ACR connects guests with small lots of specialty coffee and a highly skilled team of passionate coffee experts.

October 21, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® to host 2nd-annual art exhibit Oct. 25 – Nov. 21 at Helium Creative Fort Lauderdale

Art will imitate life in FAT Village as Whole Foods Market hosts its second annual art exhibition beginning Oct. 25 at Helium Creative Art Studio in Fort Lauderdale. Titled “Limelight,” the exhibit will feature more than 30 pieces of art designed by Whole Foods Market store artists.

October 20, 2014 - Apple Pay now available to Whole Foods Market® customers

Whole Foods Market is now offering its customers the ability to make purchases with Apple Pay, a new service expected to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay for items at Whole Foods Market checkout lanes across America.

October 20, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® launches first-ever national brand campaign

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) launches its first national brand campaign today to highlight its groundbreaking quality standards, healthy offerings and key milestones as a pioneer in the natural and organic food industry. By communicating the company’s deeper purpose and its history of celebrating food and the people who produce it, the multichannel advertising initiative will demonstrate the values of “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.”

October 20, 2014 - Supplier Partners Featured in Whole Foods Market Brand Campaign

Information on Stehly Farms Organics, Hearst Ranch and Bornstein Seafoods

October 20, 2014 - Whole Foods Market Brand Campaign FAQ

Whole Foods Market is launching its first-ever national advertising campaign to highlight its groundbreaking quality standards, healthy offerings and key milestones as a pioneer in the natural and organic food industry. Not everyone knows what makes us different from other grocers or the fact that no other retailer has standards as demanding or as transparent as ours. This campaign is our opportunity to raise additional awareness about our unwavering commitments and our core values, which are at the heart of our brand.

October 19, 2014 - 14 U.S. companies seed worldwide change on Oct. 25 with big donation

AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 19, 2014) – It may not be a historical holiday, but for more than 851,000 families worldwide who have been empowered to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit, Oct. 25 is a life-changing date. It is the day Whole Foods Market® launched Whole Planet Foundation with a mission to fight global poverty through microcredit. Nine years later, the foundation has funded $36 million in small loans to microcredit clients across 61 countries, empowering them with a chance to lift themselves out of poverty.

October 17, 2014 - Whole Planet Foundation® teams up with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I’ to fight poverty

Whole Planet Foundation is joining forces with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I” as one of its official charitable partners, with the goal of raising $1 million for global poverty alleviation.

October 16, 2014 - What’s in store for Houston’s ninth Whole Foods Market®

The long-awaited arrival of Houston’s ninth Whole Foods Market store on Post Oak is almost here. On Thursday, Nov. 6, the 55,000 square foot store will open its doors.

October 15, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® takes stand on key agricultural issues with Responsibly Grown produce rating system

Today Whole Foods Market launches Responsibly Grown, an industry leading tiered produce rating system that assesses growing practices that impact human health and the environment. The new rating system labels fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers as “good,” “better” or “best” to help shoppers make more informed choices in the produce and floral departments, and it prohibits some of the most hazardous neurotoxins still allowed in agriculture.

October 9, 2014 - New and in season at Whole Foods Market Northern California stores - October 2014

Ancient grains brownie mix, organic coconut jam, traditional Mexican cheeses, house-made caramel pears, and healthy flatbreads. Now in season: apples

October 7, 2014 - Weekend Sale: Non-GMO Project Verified products featured this weekend; additional deals through October

Whole Foods Market is celebrating non-GMO Awareness Month by offering shoppers an average savings of 20 percent on more than a thousand Non-GMO Project verified items throughout October. This weekend alone, Fri., Oct. 10 to Sun., Oct. 12, the retailer will offer discounts of up to 30 percent and bundle deals on more than 120 Non-GMO verified items from 10 brands.

October 7, 2014 - Weekend Sale: Non-GMO Project Verified products featured this weekend; additional deals through October

Whole Foods Market is celebrating non-GMO Awareness Month by offering shoppers an average savings of 20 percent on more than a thousand Non-GMO Project verified items throughout October. This weekend alone, Fri., Oct. 10 to Sun., Oct. 12, the retailer will offer discounts of up to 30 percent and bundle deals on more than 120 Non-GMO verified items from 10 brands.

September 29, 2014 - Superfoods to the rescue! – Select Amazing Grass Green Superfoods only $17.99 October 3-5 at Whole Foods Market®

Date of sale:          Friday, October 3 – Sunday,October 5 What’s on sale:        Amazing Grass Green Superfood Original (8.5 ounces) and Amazing Grass Green Superfood Energy (7.4 ounces) Price:                  $17.99 each, regularly $29.99 each

September 24, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® shoppers support the planting of 140,000 trees, one wine bottle at a time

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) shoppers purchasing select bottles of Trinity Oaks wines have supported the planting of 140,000 trees through the One Bottle One Tree program, and the company hopes to support the planting of 110,000 more trees by this Halloween.

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