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July 20, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Midwest Collaborates with New Local Brewer

Whole Foods Market Green Bay Road, opening July 29 in Evanston, Illinois, will feature an exclusive beer brewed by an up-and-coming Sketchbook Brewing Company located in Evanston. Made from organic malts and hops locally sourced from farms in Wisconsin and Michigan, the B.I.O. Pale Ale will be the first collaborative brew between Whole Foods Market and Sketchbook Brewing.

July 16, 2015 - Whole Foods Market ranked top retailer for seafood sustainability by Greenpeace for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, Greenpeace named Whole Foods Market the top retailer for seafood sustainability in the nonprofit’s annual ranking of U.S. supermarkets. The company earned the highest overall score in the report’s nine-year history, as well as the highest individual scores for transparency, purchasing policies and private label canned tuna sourcing. This is the fifth time Whole Foods Market has earned the number one ranking.

July 16, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Invites Evanston Community to Grand Opening Celebration

Whole Foods Market will officially open its 53,004 square-foot Green Bay Road store Wednesday, July 29 at 9 a.m. This will be Whole Foods Market’s third location in Evanston, and 25th store in Chicagoland, featuring in-house smoked bacon and seafood, a Cuban-inspired Taqueria, along with wine, beer and coffee venues.

July 8, 2015 - PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market offer parents a better back-to-school season with the launch of new school supplies

PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) have teamed up to offer a new line of back-to-school products, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores this July and August. The two mission-driven brands announced today a broad offering of school supplies, from notebooks made from recycled paper to organic cotton backpacks and reusable lunch totes.

July 1, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Playa Vista supports urban agriculture education

Whole Foods Market’s recently opened store at Runway in Playa Vista, 12746 West Jefferson Blvd., has partnered with nonprofit OurFoods and six area schools to support urban farming education among local students and educators through garden grants, aquaponics and hydroponics.

July 1, 2015 - Whole Foods Market® to open newest New Jersey location in Clark on August 7th

Whole Foods Market is excited to announce the opening of its second Union County store in Clark, New Jersey on Friday, August 7th. The grocer’s fourteenth New Jersey store is situated in the center of the highly anticipated Clark Commons Shopping Center, located at 1255 Raritan Road.

June 29, 2015 - Whole Foods Market one-week sale: Marine Stewardship Council Certified Sea Scallops

Dates of sale: July 1 – July 7, 2015 What’s on sale: Marine Stewardship Council Certified 10/20 Count Sea Scallops Price: $14.99/lb.

June 23, 2015 - Whole Foods Market gets ‘Ready for Action’ this summer

Whole Foods Market’s inaugural “Ready for Action Week,” June 24 through 30, will celebrate active, fit lifestyles. During this week, the store’s Whole Body departments will host events, classes, demonstrations and promotions* to showcase Whole Foods Market’s large selection of active living products—from protein powders and superfoods to sun-care and reusable water bottles.

June 15, 2015 - Whole Foods Market takes off at Runway in Playa Vista on June 17

Whole Foods Market opens its newest Los Angeles location at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Runway in Playa Vista, 12746 West Jefferson Blvd.

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.

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