News Releases

February 27, 2014 - Whole Foods Market is No. 20 on FORTUNE’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list

Whole Foods Market ranks No. 20 in FORTUNE magazine’s 2014 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. The company is also named as the Most Admired Company in the food and drug store industry, leading the top 10 list of retailers in the category.

February 26, 2014 - A ‘Revival’ on Dark Rye this month

Dark Rye is focusing on ‘Revival’ this spring, with four stories of inspiration from across the globe.

February 20, 2014 - Whole Planet Foundation® now funding first-ever domestic microlending program in Austin dedicated to helping women

Whole Planet Foundation has committed more than $5 million to fight poverty in the U.S. through its partner, Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization that offers microloans, training and support to help women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. The money will help Grameen America launch a new microlending branch in Austin, and will support existing programs in six metro areas: New York; the Bay Area; Los Angeles; Charlotte, N.C.; Omaha, Neb.; and Indianapolis.

February 19, 2014 - Win a trip to Italy fit for the King of Cheese

While a picture is worth a thousand words, a tweet could be worth a trip to Italy, the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano.

February 13, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® to open second store in Winter Park, Fla.

Whole Foods Market has announced plans to open a second store in Winter Park, Fla., at the corner of Lee Road and U.S. 17-92. Its current store on Aloma Avenue will remain open.

February 13, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® announces lease for new store in South Charlotte

Whole Foods Market announces it will open its third location in the Charlotte area in the Waverly mixed-use development at Providence and Ardrey Kell Roads.

February 12, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® announces lease for new store in Kennesaw, Georgia

Whole Foods Market announced today it will open a new location in the mixed-use development at the corner of Barrett Parkway and U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway.

February 12, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® inks lease for new store in Huntsville, Alabama

Whole Foods Market announced it will open a new location at the northeast corner of Bob Wallace Avenue and Memorial Parkway.

February 11, 2014 - Square and Whole Foods Market® partner to create faster,  easier payment and checkout experiences

Square and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) are partnering to make shopping faster and more convenient with new on-the-go purchasing options.

February 4, 2014 - Whole Cities Foundation™ aims to broaden access to fresh, nutritious food and healthy-eating education

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has created Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting efforts to increase access to nutritious, fresh food and health education in underserved communities.

February 3, 2014 - Mid-City New Orleans welcomes a new Whole Foods Market® store

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Whole Foods Market’s Broad Street store will open at the corner of Broad and Bienville streets after an 8:15 a.m. bread breaking ceremony featuring a garden grant and new foundation announcements.

January 27, 2014 - A Whole Foods Market ‘A-Game’ appetizer for the big game –  Wings for just $7.99 a bucket Jan. 31 – Feb. 2

Date of sale: Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2 What’s on sale: Chicken wing buckets Promotion: $7.99/ea (US) $9.99/ea (Ontario) $8.99/ea (HI)

January 23, 2014 - Local Producer Loan Program can help Louisiana Businesses Expand

Louisiana vendors have the opportunity to expand their business through the Whole Foods Market Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP).

January 22, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Broad Street to donate percentage of first five days’ sales to New Orleans nonprofits

In an opening week celebration that begins Feb. 4, the Whole Foods Market Broad St. store will donate one percent of the first five day’s net sales to nonprofits whose missions serve children, seniors, personal and workforce development, empowerment, arts, social justice, beautification/environment, music, and culture.

January 21, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® and Pivot announce new TV series ‘Dark Rye’

Whole Foods Market and Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting Millennials, announced today the launch of the television series “Dark Rye.” The first episode, hosted by Kirk Lombard, a Bay Area fisherman and forager, airs Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 p.m. EST.

January 20, 2014 - Full Spoon by Whole Foods Market® brings wellness to the workplace

Full Spoon is the new business-to-business venture by Whole Foods Market created to support employee wellness at work. The food-focused program is available for companies to help employees develop practical, sustainable habits through educational seminars, easy online and mobile tracking, and healthy eating incentives like employee contests and a discount on healthy foods at Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California and Reno.

January 16, 2014 - Whole Foods Market celebrates 17 years on FORTUNE’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list

Thanks to responses by Whole Foods Market Team Members, FORTUNE magazine ranked the grocer on its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 17th consecutive year.

January 15, 2014 - VH1’s first-ever ‘You Oughta Know’ compilation CD will feature winner of Whole Foods Market’s 2013 Team Member Music Project, Bravesoul

In a first-time endeavor, VH1 has put together some of its esteemed alumni from its “You Oughta Know” franchise on a compilation CD, VH1 “You Oughta Know” Volume 1, which will be available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide in early January 2014.

January 8, 2014 - Dark Rye’s January issue, ‘Body’

From woodworking to crafting traditional soaps and lotions, Dark Rye magazine is focusing on all things “body” this month.

January 7, 2014 - Italian winemaker hosting tasting events at two Whole Foods Market® stores in Palm Beach

For those that can’t travel to Italy to sample many of its fine wines and vineyards, Whole Foods Market is doing the next best thing: bringing a little bit of Italy to two of its stores in Pam Beach County in the form of Italian winemaker Giovanni Bonmartini-Fini.

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