News Releases

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 (www.desertaidsproject.org) 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

June 9, 2014 - New and in season at Northern California Whole Foods Market stores - June 2014

Camel milk, vegan sriracha, organic bath products and house-made mini pies. Now in season: blueberries.

June 9, 2014 - John Mackey discusses higher purpose with Oprah

Whole Foods Market Co-Founder and Co-CEO John Mackey sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a rare conversation about mindfulness, creativity, adventure and the love that goes into running the natural and organic grocery chain.

June 2, 2014 - What a catch! – Responsibly Farmed™ Paiche only $8.99/lb. June 6 at Whole Foods Market®

Date of sale: Friday, June 6, 2014 What’s on sale:       Responsibly Farmed™ Paiche Price:       $8.99 per pound

June 2, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® and leading scientific organizations simplify seafood sustainability ratings, increase opportunities for research

Brought together through four years of partnership with Whole Foods Market, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program and The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) will now use Monterey Bay Aquarium’s science-based criteria and methodology for rating the sustainability of wild-caught seafood, offering consumers consistent recommendations from trustworthy nonprofit conservation organizations.

June 2, 2014 - Reel in the deals this summer: Buy New Chapter Wholemega Whole Fish Oil, receive $5 off fresh seafood at Whole Foods Market this June

Date of sale: June 2014 What’s on sale: Seafood, with the purchase of New Chapter’s Wholemega Whole Fish Oil Price: Buy any New Chapter Wholemega Whole Fish Oil, get $5 off fresh seafood

May 30, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Palm Desert to hold an open call for local suppliers at vendor fair on June 10

In anticipation of the Sept. 24 opening of its Palm Desert store, Whole Foods Market will host a Local Product Fair on June 10 to connect with local growers and producers along with members of the community.

May 27, 2014 - Whole Foods Market Rabbit Standards Development Process

For many years, lots of customers have requested that we carry rabbit. But first we needed to ensure the rabbit we sold would be consistent with WFM’s high animal welfare standards. As most rabbit production is grim, we set out to develop our own set of animal welfare standards, which began a rigorous four-year process to address the welfare issues in rabbit production. As we have done in the past, our hope is that our standards will be a model for industry change.

May 23, 2014 - Environmental Working Group names Whole Foods Market® leading national retailer for ‘green’ sunscreen

Whole Foods Market carries the highest percentage of “green” rated sun products of any retailer, according to a 2014 report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Many of the “green” rated sunscreens also meet Whole Foods Market’s Premium Body Care Standards.

May 22, 2014 - Sizzling summer sips in red, white and bubbles have arrived at Whole Foods Market®

As temperatures soar and rhythms slow, Whole Foods Market raises a glass to its crisp, playful, delicious Top 10 Summer Wines that are perfect for poolside frolicking or sharing under a blanket of stars on a warm summer night.

May 20, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® Foodmaker Grant applications open online through May 31

Today through May 31, food and body care product makers in Northern California and Reno can apply to receive a grant from Whole Foods Market to grow their business.  The grant application is online at localfoodmakergrant.com.

May 19, 2014 - Whole Foods Market® brings local food and family fun to Marlboro

(MARLBORO, NJ – May 19, 2014) –Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the nation’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is pleased to announce the opening of its new store on Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00AM in Marlboro, NJ. The Marlboro location will be home to the 11th Whole Foods Market store in New Jersey, and the second in Monmouth County. The day will start with the company’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:30 am followed by an array of tastings, vendor samplings, sales, giveaways, and other events for the whole family!

May 19, 2014 - Greenpeace names Whole Foods Market® top retailer for seafood sustainability for second consecutive year

For the fourth time since 2008, Whole Foods Market earned the top spot in Greenpeace’s annual seafood sustainability ranking of U.S. supermarkets, claiming both the highest overall score and the strongest sustainable seafood policy. Whole Foods Market has been ranked first for the last two years in a row.

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