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June 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market introduces 365 by Whole Foods Market™

Whole Foods Market today announced the name of its new streamlined, value-focused brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market. Slated to begin opening in 2016, the new stores will offer convenience and everyday low prices on natural and organic products that meet the company’s industry-leading quality standards.

June 9, 2015 - African Summer and new products in Northern California/Reno Whole Foods Market stores

In June, Northern California celebrates African Summer. In July, new products turn up the summer heat.

June 9, 2015 - Whole Foods Market receives global accolades for animal welfare efforts

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has been recognized with a Good Sow Commendation and a Global Good Egg Award from Compassion in World Farming, for the company’s animal welfare practices.

June 8, 2015 - Whole Foods Market offers 10 wines that pair perfectly with summer

The intense heat and bold flavors of summer call for just the right wine pairing, but there is no reason to sweat about it. The wine experts at Whole Foods Market have selected 10 summer wines at great values that pair perfectly with every summer soirée – from pool parties and picnics to big barbecues.

June 4, 2015 - Aronia Berry Farm Grows Business with Assistance from Whole Foods Market®

Sawmill Hollow Family Farm expands its aronia berry business with a micro-loan from Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program. The organic family farm, recognized as the first aronia berry farm in the United States, will use the funds to purchase a walk-in freezer to store and preserve hand-picked aronia berries.

June 4, 2015 - Whole Foods Market ranks No. 3 on list of America’s most reputable retailers

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has been named among America’s most reputable companies in the retail industry, according to a list released today by Reputation Institute. The list of America’s top 50 most reputable retail companies is derived from data collected for the 2015 U.S. RepTrak® 100 study.

June 2, 2015 - Whole Foods Market ranks as most responsible supermarket in ‘The Better World Shopping Guide’

Whole Foods Market earned an “A-” rating in the latest edition of The Better World Shopping Guide, an annual book designed to provide consumers with social and environmental responsibility insight into companies across a wide range of industries.

June 1, 2015 - Whole Foods Market launches wine collection as learning tool for novices and pros alike

As American wine consumption continues to eclipse that in other countries, and as Millennials adopt wine faster than any other generation*, Whole Foods Market launches Criterion Collection wines to satisfy consumers’ thirst for wine knowledge. The series offers textbook examples of sought-after wine styles from around the globe, providing novices and pros alike a trusted reference point to develop palate and preference.

May 27, 2015 - Whole Planet Foundation funds 1 millionth microloan for poverty alleviation

Whole Planet Foundation has now funded 1 million microloans worldwide, empowering impoverished individuals in 65 countries to start or expand a home-based business. Launched in 2005 by Whole Foods Market, Whole Planet Foundation alleviates poverty in communities where the grocer sources products. Less than a decade later, the foundation has granted more than $64 million to microfinance partners across four continents, serving a total of more than 5 million people.

May 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market helps businesses in Shoal Creek flood zone

Whole Foods Market is offering zero-interest loans to neighboring businesses damaged in Austin’s Memorial Day 2015 flood. The company is allocating $1 million for loans, which will be available to businesses in the Shoal Creek flood zone.

May 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Invites Community to Grand Opening Celebration in Elmhurst

Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM) opens its doors in Elmhurst neighborhood, Wednesday, May 27 at 9 a.m. Located at 215 S. Illinois Route 83, the 50,000 square-foot store is the fifth of seven Whole Foods Market locations to open in Illinois during 2015 and the 24th Whole Foods Market store in Chicagoland.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to add two locations in Greater Atlanta

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed leases for two new locations—Midtown and Brookhaven—in Greater Atlanta.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market plans second store in Greater Jacksonville

Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic foods retailer, announced plans to open a new location in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in early 2021. The 35,000-square-foot location will mark Jacksonville’s second Whole Foods Market and will be located at Pablo Plaza Shopping Center at 1822 Third Street South.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces new store format

Whole Foods Market will launch a new store concept in the U.S., which will complement the company’s existing stores by providing a convenient, streamlined, value-oriented shopping experience to appeal to busy shoppers.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces plans for flagship mountain store in Park City

Whole Foods Market today announced its plans to open a flagship mountain store in Park City, Utah, in early 2017. The store is a new build located on Landmark Drive near Kimball Junction. It will replace an existing location half a mile to the south and will provide customers with significantly more product offerings, including an expanded prepared foods department with extensive chef-prepared fast casual offerings.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to be part of 965 Florida Avenue, NW project in Washington, D.C.

MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate across the Washington metropolitan region, and Ellis Development Group (Ellis), today announced that Whole Foods Market has signed a lease for an approximately 40,000-square-foot store at 965 Florida Avenue, NW. No target opening date has been set.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market on tap for Brighton, New York

Whole Foods Market’s first store in the Rochester area will be located on Monroe Avenue off Interstate 590.  Expected to open in 2017, it will join Whole Foods Market’s future location in Amherst, N.Y. (Buffalo-area), as the company’s first locations in western New York.

May 6, 2015 - Flagship Whole Foods Market store coming to The Boro in Tysons Corner

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease for a store at The Boro, a new development in Tysons Corner near the Greensboro Metro station. The approximately 70,000-square-foot store will be a flagship location in the D.C. area – both in terms of size and innovative concepts. No opening date has been set.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market confirms Troy store relocation

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, confirmed today that its 23,300-square-foot Troy store, at 2880 West Maple Road, will be relocating down the street to a new 46,000-square-foot location in the 2100 block of East Maple Road in Birmingham. The company anticipates that the relocated store will open in late 2017.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces nine new store leases

In its second quarter earnings report, Whole Foods Market announced that it has signed leases for nine new stores. The stores are planned for Atlanta (two locations), Birmingham, Michigan (relocation), Houston, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Park City, Utah, Rochester, New York, and Washington, D.C. (two locations).

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