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365 by Whole Foods Market opens in Bellevue

New store offers streamlined quality-meets-value shopping experience

BELLEVUE, Wash. (Sept. 13, 2016) – The third 365 by Whole Foods Market location opens on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. in Bellevue, Washington, at 10200 NE 4th Street in Bellevue Square.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the 30,000-square-foot store offers a thoughtful selection of grab-and-go  prepared foods, grocery items and retail innovations that streamline the shopping experience for customers who are seeking convenience and value on high quality products without any artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

“From the food offerings to the design, we’re excited to introduce people to a shopping experience that delivers on the quality standards they expect from Whole Foods Market in a fun new format that’s easy to navigate and is focused on value in every department,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “Whether you’re planning a quick stop on the way home from work for a grab-and-go dinner, stocking up on groceries for the week, or fueling up with a burrito after shopping, you’ll find a blend of innovation and convenience here that’s unmatched.”

Grab-and-Go

In the store’s large grab-and-go section, shoppers can find a range of healthy, prepared food options, priced by the container at small, medium and large. Shoppers can order hot dogs, tacos, bowls, and burritos, as well as pizza from self-serve kiosks. Prepared foods items meet the same quality standards as all products sold in the store. Menu highlights:

Veg

The store offers shoppers an expansive produce department, including “Veg Valley,” an enclosed area for chilled produce options.

Meat & Sea

Offers a wide variety of ready-to-cook items, including chicken, meat, pork, seafood and marinated selections of high-quality meats from animals raised without antibiotics and added hormones. All items are packaged for convenience. Includes:

Total Pantry (grocery, bakery, supplements and body care)

This department offers shoppers great value on high quality everyday pantry staples without any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or hydrogenated oils.

Beverage

Features an assortment of kombucha and cold-pressed juices from Suja, Evolution Fresh, Temple Turmeric and REBBL, plus a curated collection of more than 400 wines, including eco-friendly and biodynamic options, a varied selection of special-occasion wines and fun beverages like sake and sangria. Highlights:

Chilled and Frozen

Wild Ginger Kitchen  

The “Friends of 365” program allows innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align with the mission and quality standards of Whole Foods Market to establish independent retail spaces inside the store. The Bellevue store’s “Friends of 365” partner is Wild Ginger Kitchen. The masterminds behind Wild Ginger and Triple Door will offer a more fast-casual take on their acclaimed fresh and flavorful Asian fare, with customized bowls and a seasonally inspired menu. Wild Ginger Kitchen opens in October 2016.

teaBOT

One of shoppers’ favorite stops in 365 by Whole Foods Market stores is the customizable tea station, teaBOT. It offers an efficient, self-serve kiosk, allowing customers to create personalized tea blends by choosing from a selection of 18 teas and herbal ingredients.

Allegro Coffee Bus

This funky take on an in-store coffee bar features brewed coffee, tea and espresso drinks served from a classic 1960s VW bus. The coffee bus hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.

Store Design

The Bellevue store and subsequent locations are designed with convenience and efficiency in mind to create an easy flow and a streamlined customer experience.

My 365 Rewards

Shoppers can take advantage of My 365 Rewards, a 100 percent digital loyalty program, offering personalized product recommendations, tailored content and special deals based on individual preferences.

Opening Day Deals & Happenings

Throughout the store, customers will discover “Flash Finds,” featuring new products, seasonal items or unique offerings available for a limited time. Opening week highlights include Oro di Sicilia olive oil, Back to the Roots breakfast cereals, EatPops natural fruit and veggie ice pops, and Califia Farms citrus juices.   

On opening day (Wednesday, Sept. 14), the first 365 shoppers will receive a free reusable shopping bag. The first 100 shoppers will receive gift cards in varying amounts – from $5 to $365.

For details on what’s inside the store, as well as featured deals and everyday values in each aisle, click here, follow us on Facebook or @365bywholefoods on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Store Contact Information

Drew Stout, Store Team Leader (drew.stout@wholefoods.com)

365 by Whole Foods Market

10200 NE 4th Street

Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 453-4708 


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