News Releases

June 2, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® and leading scientific organizations simplify seafood sustainability ratings, increase opportunities for research

Brought together through four years of partnership with Whole Foods Market, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program and The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) will now use Monterey Bay Aquarium’s science-based criteria and methodology for rating the sustainability of wild-caught seafood, offering consumers consistent recommendations from trustworthy nonprofit conservation organizations.

June 2, 2014 - Reel in the deals this summer: Buy New Chapter Wholemega Whole Fish Oil, receive $5 off fresh seafood at Whole Foods Market this June

Date of sale: June 2014 What’s on sale: Seafood, with the purchase of New Chapter’s Wholemega Whole Fish Oil Price: Buy any New Chapter Wholemega Whole Fish Oil, get $5 off fresh seafood

May 30, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Palm Desert to hold an open call for local suppliers at vendor fair on June 10

In anticipation of the Sept. 24 opening of its Palm Desert store, Whole Foods Market will host a Local Product Fair on June 10 to connect with local growers and producers along with members of the community.

May 27, 2014 - Whole Foods Market Rabbit Standards Development Process

For many years, lots of customers have requested that we carry rabbit. But first we needed to ensure the rabbit we sold would be consistent with WFM’s high animal welfare standards. As most rabbit production is grim, we set out to develop our own set of animal welfare standards, which began a rigorous four-year process to address the welfare issues in rabbit production. As we have done in the past, our hope is that our standards will be a model for industry change.

May 23, 2014 - Environmental Working Group names Whole Foods Market® leading national retailer for ‘green’ sunscreen

Whole Foods Market carries the highest percentage of “green” rated sun products of any retailer, according to a 2014 report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Many of the “green” rated sunscreens also meet Whole Foods Market’s Premium Body Care Standards.

May 22, 2014 - Sizzling summer sips in red, white and bubbles have arrived at Whole Foods Market®

As temperatures soar and rhythms slow, Whole Foods Market raises a glass to its crisp, playful, delicious Top 10 Summer Wines that are perfect for poolside frolicking or sharing under a blanket of stars on a warm summer night.

May 20, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Foodmaker Grant applications open online through May 31

Today through May 31, food and body care product makers in Northern California and Reno can apply to receive a grant from Whole Foods Market to grow their business.  The grant application is online at localfoodmakergrant.com.

May 19, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® brings local food and family fun to Marlboro

(MARLBORO, NJ – May 19, 2014) –Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the nation’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is pleased to announce the opening of its new store on Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00AM in Marlboro, NJ. The Marlboro location will be home to the 11th Whole Foods Market store in New Jersey, and the second in Monmouth County. The day will start with the company’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:30 am followed by an array of tastings, vendor samplings, sales, giveaways, and other events for the whole family!

May 19, 2014 - Greenpeace names Whole Foods Market® top retailer for seafood sustainability for second consecutive year

For the fourth time since 2008, Whole Foods Market earned the top spot in Greenpeace’s annual seafood sustainability ranking of U.S. supermarkets, claiming both the highest overall score and the strongest sustainable seafood policy. Whole Foods Market has been ranked first for the last two years in a row.

May 19, 2014 - Protect your skin from the summer sun—30 percent off sun care, valid May 23-26 at Whole Foods Market

Date of sale: Friday, May 23-Monday, May 26, 2014 What’s on sale: Adult and kid’s sunscreen, and topical aloe vera Price: 30% off

May 14, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® opens its doors in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer, opened the doors of its newest community market, in Hyannis, Massachusetts today. The location is the first Whole Foods Market on Cape Cod.

May 14, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Partners with CentroNía to Donate $21,870 For Nutrition Education in D.C.

Whole Foods Market stores in the District of Columbia have partnered with CentroNía in a joint effort to spread healthy eating education and practices. Whole Foods Market donated this year’s totals from the D.C. stores’ Feed4More hunger relief campaign. Customers raised nearly $22,000, which will allow CentroNía to continue educating children, parents and staff on how to adopt healthy lifestyles by making informed food choices.

May 13, 2014 - All salads are not created equal – fiber and protein rich green garbanzos are latest salad bar craze at Whole Foods Market®

There’s a new green superstar on the Whole Foods Market salad bar, and it’s not kale!  This year, green garbanzo beans (also known as green chickpeas) have taken center stage in the company’s prepared foods departments from coast to coast, starring in the popular Health Starts Here Green Garbanzo Crunch Salad, in falafel and on their own for shoppers to add to their favorite salad bar creations.

May 12, 2014 - 12 year-old’s Bar Mitzvah wish comes true with help from Whole Foods Market®

One boy’s wish will soon benefit thousands. As part of his Bar Mitzvah project, 12 year-old Ryan Shnider of Wellington, Florida, asked Whole Foods Market to work with him to donate food to people in need. It’s turning out to be the perfect partnership. On May 20, all Whole Foods Market stores in Broward and Palm Beach will donate 5 percent of that day’s net sales to Ryan’s “PB&J Project,” which will support The Pantry of Broward to collect peanut butter and jelly for individuals and families in need.

May 12, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Palm Desert to open Sept. 24

Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer, will open its Palm Desert store on Wed., Sept. 24 at 9 a.m.

May 12, 2014 - Two cakes are better than one —  Blueberry Peach Upside-Down Cakes two for $10 May 16-18 at Whole Foods Market®

Date of sale: Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18 What’s on sale: Blueberry Peach Upside-Down Cake Promotion: 2 for $10

May 6, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® signs lease to add Richmond, Va. store

Whole Foods Market announced today a signed lease for a new store in Richmond, Virginia. The approximately 40,000 square foot store will be located on Broad Street near the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. No target opening date has been set.

May 6, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® announces relocation of North Wales, Pa store

Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic region announced today plans to relocate its existing North Wales, PA store to a new site at Springhouse Village Shopping Center in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. Target opening date is late 2015.

May 6, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® announces new Indianapolis location

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, confirmed today a new location for downtown Indianapolis. The 40,000 square foot store will be located at the corner of North Alabama Street and East Market Street in the Market Square Tower. This will be the third Whole Foods Market in the Indianapolis area.

May 6, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Cherry Hill set to open June 18th

Just in time for summer, Whole Foods Market will open its newest Mid-Atlantic store – Cherry Hill, New Jersey – on June 18th. The doors will open at 9 am following the traditional bread breaking ceremony.

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