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Whole Foods Market announces plans for flagship mountain store in Park City

Leading natural and organic food retailer plans for full sized, full service store to open in early 2017

PARK CITY, Utah (May 6, 2015)Whole Foods Market today announced its plans to open a flagship mountain store in Park City, Utah, in early 2017. The store is a new build located on Landmark Drive near Kimball Junction. It will replace an existing location half a mile to the south and will provide customers with significantly more product offerings, including an expanded prepared foods department with extensive chef-prepared fast casual offerings.

This store will be the first Whole Foods Market in Utah to feature its own taproom with local beer and wine on tap, as well as a world-class resort pub menu with separate fast casual dining and pub seating inside the store. The new location will also feature a fresh-pressed-juice bar and a concierge program with hospitality offerings for pantry stocking, private chef shopping, and more. The store will employ an additional 30 to 40 team members, bringing the total number of jobs provided by Whole Foods Market in Park City to 140-150. The new 40,000-square-foot store will be 13,700 square feet larger than its predecessor.

The plans were announced during the company’s second quarter earnings call on May 6.

“We’re thrilled to announce this news today and appreciate the incredible support we’ve received from Park City, as well as visitors to this beautiful community, over the years,” said Bill Jordan, president of Whole Foods Market’s Rocky Mountain Region. “Park City is home to many of the best chefs in the U.S.—it draws incredible culinary talent, and the local community supports and seeks out great food. We’ve been proud to help grow a variety of Utah brands out of this store, including Pop Art Snacks, ProBar, Beehive Cheese, Slide Ridge Honey, Happy Monkey Hummus and more, and look forward to continuing the tradition of supporting and growing the food scene in Utah. I’m excited for our customers to be able to sit down for the first time and enjoy a beer and amazing meal in first taproom in Utah. We invite folks to come in to catch games on TV, hang out after skiing, hiking or mountain biking, and enjoy a vibrant place to relax with friends and family.”

Each Whole Foods Market store is customized for the community it serves – from store design, to product selection, and décor—no two stores are alike. The new Park City location will feature custom mountain-inspired interior design. Shoppers will find Whole Foods Market’s fresh and organic produce, dozens of locally sourced products, meat and seafood cut fresh in house by butchers and fishmongers, groceries, including bulk nuts, cereals and grains, a coffee and fresh juice bar, a bakery and an extensive prepared foods section with sandwiches, burritos, pizzas, rotisserie chickens, soup and salad bars, and chef-made deli fare to go, in addition to the taproom.

For more information about the store’s development please visit Whole Foods Market’s newsroom. Whole Foods Market invites the community and its longtime customers to track all the action and development on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels, and receive an insider’s view into the construction and local product selection process for the store.


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Bill Jordan

President, Rocky Mountain Region

Bill Jordan has worked in the natural foods industry since 1985. Bill grew up in Southern California and began working as a courtesy clerk at Mrs. Gooch’s, a business Whole Foods Market acquired in 1993.