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February 18, 2015 - Whole Foods Market celebrates cheese ‘the royal whey’

Whole Foods Market will celebrate Parmigiano-Reggiano, the King of Cheese, throughout February and March with in-store events, samplings, food pairings and more, culminating in the “Crack Heard around the World” on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m. EST.

February 18, 2015 - Whole Planet Foundation launches campaign to end global poverty

Whole Planet Foundation is kicking off its 2015 Prosperity Campaign at Whole Foods Market with the goal of raising $5 million for microlending programs worldwide—enough to help 135,000 people lift themselves out of poverty and start a new life.

February 17, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Northern California Small Producer Grant applications open online through March 4

Emeryville, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2014) – Today through March 4, food, body care and lifestyle product makers can apply to receive a grant from Whole Foods Market to grow their business. In total, the company will help fund 37 grants for NorCal makers. Whole Foods Market estimates each recipient will receive about $5,000. The grant application is online at

February 16, 2015 - All Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington state now have non-GMO-fed pork in meat cases

Whole Foods Market has teamed up with longtime supplier partner American Homestead Natural Pork to launch the first large-scale Non-GMO Project Verified™ fresh pork program at Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market confirms Lakeview relocation

Whole Foods Market confirms that its 31,500-square-foot Lakeview store, at 3300 North Ashland Avenue, will relocate to a 75,000-square-foot location at the Ashland, Lincoln and Belmont intersection. This new location will become the second largest Whole Foods Market in Chicagoland.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to continue expansion in western Canada with locations serving Greater Victoria,  Edmonton and Calgary

Whole Foods Market announced its plans for continued expansion in Western Canada with three new locations: Greater Victoria, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; and Calgary, Alberta.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces new location in Bellingham, Wash.

Whole Foods Market announced plans today to open a store in Bellingham, the company’s 11th Washington location.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces 11 new store leases

The U.S. stores are planned for Baltimore, Bellingham, Washington, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Mandeville, Louisiana, Sarasota, Florida, and Toledo, Ohio. The Canadian stores are planned for Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and Victoria, British Columbia.

February 11, 2015 - Whole Foods Market signs lease for its first Toledo, Ohio, store

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease to open a store in Toledo, Ohio. The store will be approximately 40,000 square feet, and will be located near Secor Road and Executive Parkway.  No opening date has been set.

February 6, 2015 - Downtown Los Angeles Whole Foods Market store to open Nov. 4

Whole Foods Market’s 41,000-square-foot downtown Los Angeles flagship store, currently under construction at 770 Grand Avenue, will open Nov. 4, 2015.

February 6, 2015 - Featured in Northern California stores - Feb. 2015

Whole Foods Market Northern California partners with local startup Instacart to deliver Valentine’s Day specialties

February 5, 2015 - Whole Foods Market partners with The World of Eric Carle on cereal packaging

Whole Foods Market and The World of Eric Carle, the award winning brand based on works by the acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, have teamed up to create a series of 365 Everyday Value® cereal boxes featuring games for children and Carle’s signature artwork, including the beloved “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

February 5, 2015 - Whole Foods Market, Instacart offer affordable, fast option for Valentine’s floral delivery

For the first time ever and exclusively from Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), Instacart is offering Valentine’s flowers delivered in as little as one hour across 15 major US metros. With prices starting at approximately $25 and the ability to include other romantic essentials from Whole Foods Market, this new model offers a more convenient and affordable alternative to traditional floral delivery, all with blooms that have higher standards like Whole Trade® or Responsibly Grown ratings.

February 4, 2015 - What’s in store for Little Rock’s new Whole Foods Market

The long-awaited relocation of Little Rock’s Whole Foods Market is almost here. On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 34,000-square-foot store will open its doors.

February 3, 2015 - Companies give $1.1 million to Whole Planet Foundation for poverty relief

With generous donations to Whole Planet Foundation, 19 companies are joining forces in 2015 to help more than 29,000 people worldwide lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit.

January 29, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Launches Responsibly Farmed Standards for Mollusks

Whole Foods Market is launching new comprehensive standards for farmed bivalve mollusks, which include oysters, mussels, clams and scallops, all of which will now be recognized by the retailer’s Responsibly Farmed logo for easy shopping.

January 28, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Pompano Beach store opening Jan. 28

Whole Foods Market’s Pompano Beach store will open Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 2411 N. Federal Highway.  The store’s grand opening celebration will kick off at 8:45 a.m. with a bread-breaking ceremony. The doors will open at 9 a.m. The first 500 customers will receive gift cards valued between $5 and $500.

January 28, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® Opens in Streeterville

The first of seven new Chicagoland Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM) stores planned for 2015 opens its doors to the Streeterville neighborhood on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. This new store marks Whole Foods Market’s 20th location in the Chicago market

January 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to relocate Houston store, open April 8

Whole Foods Market’s 45,000-square-foot Voss store, a relocation of the company’s Woodway store in Houston, will open April 8, at 1407 South Voss Road.

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