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October 4, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Midwest Looking for New Missouri-Based Suppliers

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods grocer, is looking for new local, Missouri-based products for its newest store in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood, opening spring 2016. The Missouri Supplier Summit, hosted by Whole Foods Market Midwest, educates prospective new suppliers around the company’s Quality Standards and process for becoming a supplier.

September 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market named one of America’s most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility by Reputation Institute

Whole Foods Market has been named among the most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to the US CSR RepTrak® list released today by Reputation Institute.

September 28, 2015 - Whole Foods Market statement regarding reduction in positions

As part of its ongoing commitment to lower prices for its customers and invest in technology upgrades while improving its cost structure, Whole Foods Market will reduce a number of positions over the next eight weeks. The company estimates the net reduction to be approximately 1,500 jobs, which represents 1.6 percent of its workforce. It anticipates many of the reductions to be managed through natural attrition and expects a significant percentage of affected Team Members will find other jobs from the nearly 2,000 open positions across the company or via new jobs created from the more than 100 new stores in development.

September 24, 2015 - Whole Foods Market’s Jason Buechel named to FORTUNE ‘40 Under 40’ list

Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jason Buechel has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 40 most influential young people in business.

September 21, 2015 - Redesigned Whole Foods Market® app enables time-saving, in-app grocery ordering, delivery

Whole Foods Market shoppers with Apple iOS devices can now enjoy the expanded functionality of Whole Foods Market’s completely redesigned Whole Foods Market® app, featuring intuitive navigation and time-saving features that enable shoppers to have recipes, ingredients and shopping lists quickly and conveniently delivered through Instacart in-app integration.

September 16, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Celebrates National Arts Awareness Week With 5% Community Giving Day

Whole Foods Market is excited to host its quarterly 5% Community Giving Day across all nine New York City stores during National Arts in Education Week, to recognize the role of arts in engaging and improving our communities.

September 10, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® and Instacart partnership moves mountains of groceries in first year

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) and one-hour grocery delivery service, Instacart, today marked the one-year anniversary of a partnership that has helped Whole Foods Market customers conveniently purchase groceries and have them delivered in as little as one hour.

September 9, 2015 - ‘Shop in the name of love’ at Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market stores across the U.S. are hosting ‘Love Fest’ to appreciate and celebrate the company’s No. 1 stakeholder, its customers.  Beginning Sept. 9 and running through Nov. 3, 2015, shoppers can enjoy special events and daily surprises, along with huge deals and giveaways.

September 1, 2015 - Whole Kids Foundation® aims to raise over $4 million in September to help improve children’s nutrition

Whole Kids Foundation is launching the 2015 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, which aims to raise over $4 million to inspire families and support schools related to children’s nutrition.

September 1, 2015 - Whole Foods Market employs highest number of Certified Cheese Professionals in industry

Whole Foods Market cheesemongers accounted for more than half of the American Cheese Society’s 2015 class of Certified Cheese Professionals.

August 31, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Rocky River opening Sept. 23

Whole Foods Market Rocky River will open its doors on Sept. 23. The approximately 40,000-square-foot store is located at 19607 Detroit Road in Rocky River.

August 28, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union Celebrates Grand Opening of BBQ

Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union is excited to announce the opening of BBQ, a brand new barbecue restaurant that will bring the most sought after traditional American BBQ flavors of Kansas City, Memphis, and the Carolinas, right to Jersey!

August 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Willowbrook Celebrates New Location with Community

Whole Foods Market officially opened its newly relocated 58,864 square-foot Willowbrook store today, Wednesday, August 26 at 9 a.m. The new, larger store down the street from the previous location, welcomed over a thousand Willowbrook residents at the Grand Opening Celebration.

August 13, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Schererville, Indiana Location to Open Sept. 23, 2015

Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods grocer, opens its new 40,000 square foot store located at 199 US Highway 41 in Schererville, Indiana, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. The much-anticipated store will provide residents in and around Northwest Indiana with fresh, high quality foods in a convenient and contemporary setting.

August 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market offers one-of-a-kind, family-friendly fanfare with grand opening in Clark, NJ

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, is excited to announce the opening of its newest location in Clark, NJ on Friday, August 7th. Whole Foods Market Clark, located within the Clark Commons Shopping Center (1255 Raritan Road), is the retailer’s second Union County location and fourteenth in New Jersey. The day will kick-off with the retailer’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:45am, followed by giveaways, sampling, special sales, and other events throughout the store.

August 5, 2015 - American Cheese Society honors Whole Foods Market’s global cheese buyer with lifetime achievement award

Cathy Strange, Whole Foods Market’s (NASDAQ: WFM) global cheese buyer, received the American Cheese Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award on July 30 at the organization’s annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

August 4, 2015 - Renowned New Jersey chef Dan Richer launches exclusive butter at Whole Foods Market Clark

Dan Richer, the chef and co-owner behind two of New Jersey’s favorite restaurants—Razza Pizza Artigianale (Jersey City) and Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria (Maplewood), is thrilled to announce that his celebrated in-house made butter will be available for purchase at Whole Foods Market Clark, opening this Friday, August 7th.

July 31, 2015 - Whole Foods Market promotes Jason Buechel to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Whole Foods Market today announced that Jason Buechel has been promoted from global vice president and chief information officer to executive vice president and chief information officer, becoming the newest member of the executive team effective immediately.

July 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market invites Apple Watch users to wear their lists on their wrists

Starting today, Whole Foods Market shoppers can wear their shopping lists on their wrists, viewing and crossing off items on Apple Watch screens as they shop.

July 29, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces new location in Kirkland, Washington

Whole Foods Market announced plans today to open a store in Kirkland, which will be the company’s 12th Washington location.

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