News Releases

July 30, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® announces new store for Midtown Sacramento

Whole Foods Market announced today a new store for the Northern California region, in Midtown Sacramento at 20th and L streets.

July 29, 2014 - New and in season at Northern California Whole Foods Market stores - August 2014

Hip Chick Farms nuggets, vegan kombucha, organic multivitamins, fresh cocktail mixers and stylish and sustainable lunchboxes. Now in Season: heirloom tomatoes.

July 28, 2014 - Super Smoothie Savings—40% off Vega Protein Instant Powder Mix with the purchase of Engine 2 Almondmilk, August 1-3 at Whole Foods Market®

Date of sale: Friday, August 1-Sunday August 3, 2014 What’s on sale:       Vega Protein Smoothie with the purchase of Engine 2 Almond Milk Discount:       40% off

July 24, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Supports Measure 92; Endorses GMO Labeling Campaign

Whole Foods Market strongly supports Oregon’s Measure 92, requiring mandatory labeling of raw and packaged foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) by Jan. 1, 2016.

July 22, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® creates 150 jobs in the Palm Desert community

The new Whole Foods Market Palm Desert doesn’t open its doors until Sept. 24, but it has already begun opening doors in the community by creating more than 150 jobs.

July 22, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® opens new Berkeley store on November 4

A new 47,800 square-foot Whole Foods Market store will open on November 4 at 10th and Gilman Streets in Berkeley, California. This is the second Whole Foods Market location in Berkeley, and the 41st in the Northern California region.

July 21, 2014 - FarmedHere Takes Vertical Urban Farming to New Heights

Chicago’s first vertical organic aquaponic farm, FarmedHere®, is the latest recipient of Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program. The funds will be used to grow production at the commercial vertical farm.

July 21, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Yonge Street Location to Open September 23, 2014

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, opens its new 45,000 square foot store located at 4771 Yonge Street in Toronto on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The much-anticipated store will provide residents in and around Toronto’s North York community with fresh, high quality foods in a convenient and contemporary setting.

July 16, 2014 - A buck a bar: $3 for 3 bars of Alaffia GOOD Soap, July 18-20 at Whole Foods Market

Date of sale: Friday, July 18-Sunday, July 20. What’s on sale: Alaffia GOOD Soap. Price: $1 for 1 bar or $3 for 3 bars.

July 8, 2014 - Whole Foods Market Northern California shoppers raise over $200,000 to support 40 grants for area small food and body care businesses

Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is putting its money where its mouth is with new and continued programs to support small local food and body care producers.

July 3, 2014 - New and in season at Northern California Whole Foods Market stores - July 2014

TOMS Coffee, Elderberry Balsamic Vinegar, biodynamic wines, made-in-house deviled eggs. Now in season: cherries and King salmon

July 1, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Columbia, Md. to open August 20th

Whole Foods Market Columbia – the first in Howard County, Maryland – is set to open Wednesday, August 20th.

June 26, 2014 - Whole Foods Market Northern California awards 40 grants to small local businesses

On Wednesday, July 2, Whole Foods Market shoppers will help fund 40 grants for local food and body care product makers based in Northern California and Reno to develop their business – one for each of the region’s 40 stores. This is the first time the company has implemented a grant program.

June 26, 2014 - An open letter to Whole Foods Market shoppers in California and beyond

Our promise to shoppers following the California Weights and Measures settlement

June 25, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Palm Desert kicks off its ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign to raise awareness and much needed funds to improve the community

Whole Foods Market’s new Palm Desert store is teaming up with the Desert AIDS Project ( to help provide medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the local community. The partnership is part of the Palm Desert store’s ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign to raise funds and awareness for four local charities prior to its grand opening on Sept. 24.

June 18, 2014 - This Friday: Skewer the savings with Whole Foods Market®’s meat and seafood kabob one-day sale

On Friday, June 20, Whole Foods Market shoppers can take home premium meat and seafood kabobs for just $6.99/lb—an estimated savings of at least $3/lb.

June 18, 2014 - Give bees a chance – the dairy aisle needs pollinators, too

Imagine a world with no milk, yogurt, or butter. No cheese? No chance. Without pollinators, the dairy aisle would be a lot less plentiful. That’s why the Whole Foods Market Lynnfield store in Massachusetts demonstrated to shoppers how many of their dairy department favorites would cease to exist without bees.

June 15, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® marks Upstate arrival with first Capital Region location

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the nation’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is excited to announce the company’s first store in New York’s Capital Region will be opening its doors on Wednesday, June 18th at 9:00AM. Whole Foods Market Albany, located in the Colonie Center Mall (Intersection of Central Avenue and Wolf Road in Colonie, NY) will be a community destination, offering residents the full range of high-quality natural and organic foods the retailer is known for. The day will start with the company’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:30AM, followed by an array of tastings, vendor samplings, giveaways, and other events for the whole family!

June 11, 2014 - ‘Big Cheese’ Cathy Strange becomes first American honored with the Italian prize ‘Coltellino d’oro’

No one celebrates the “king of cheese,” Parmigiano Reggiano, better than Whole Foods Market®, and the grocer’s global cheese buyer Cathy Strange was awarded for her dedication to preserving the craftsmanship of the Italian cheese with the “Coltellino d’oro,” or golden knife, by the Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano. Strange is not only the first American to be acknowledged with this award, but the first non-Italian as well. Additionally, she was named ambassador of Parmigiano Reggiano in the U.S. by the Consortium president of the Modena region, Aldemiro Bertolini.

June 11, 2014 - Holy Guacamole! 5 large avocados for $5 June 13 only at Whole Foods Market®

Date of sale: Friday, June 13, 2014 What’s on sale:       Large Avocados Price: 5 for $5

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