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Whole Foods MarketĀ® Buffalo Celebrates Grand Opening on Sept. 15

New Store Marks First Whole Foods Market in Western New York

AMHERST, N.Y. (Sept. 5, 2017) – Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading natural and organic grocery store, opens its first location in the Buffalo area at 8 a.m., Friday, September 15. The new 50,000 square-foot store in Amherst at 3139 Sheridan Drive will celebrate the grand opening with giveaways, samplings and many more surprises for all who attend.

“The Buffalo community is incredibly welcoming and supportive. We couldn’t ask for a better place to open our first store in Western New York,” said Mark Wilkins, the Store Team Leader for Whole Foods Market Buffalo. “We can’t wait to provide our new neighbors with a place to find convenient meal solutions, to discover new food favorites, and to come together with family and friends for a friendly round of bocce ball!”

Whole Foods Market Buffalo boasts exciting new culinary innovations that bring convenient restaurant-quality dining options to families and foodies alike.

Whole Foods Market Buffalo offers a vast selection of everyday pantry staples and hard-to-find specialty goods, making it a convenient one-stop-shop for Western New York grocery shoppers. Only the highest-quality ingredients are allowed in products sold, which means over 400 common ingredients are completely banned – this includes high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Other highlights include:

As part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the local community, the Buffalo store will also hold a 5% Community Giving Day on opening day to benefit the Massachusetts Avenue Project. That Friday, 5% of the day’s net sales at Whole Foods Market Buffalo will help the Massachusetts Avenue Project and its mission to provide all youth and families with access to fresh, healthy food. These proceeds will help build the Massachusetts Avenue Project’s new Farmhouse on Buffalo’s West Side, which will provide healthy eating education, food access resources and volunteer opportunities to the Buffalo community.

Whole Foods Market Buffalo will also provide many ways to save, including numerous weekly sales, digital coupons on the Whole Foods Market mobile app, 365 Everyday Value store brand products, discounted family value packs and bulk bin staples, allowing shoppers to buy the precise amount needed for their recipes.

Customers who RSVP here to opening day will be entered to win prizes, including an entire pantry giveaway. Follow Whole Foods Market Buffalo on Instagram at @wholefoodsbuffalo for upcoming announcements and further details.

For media inquiries, or to schedule a media tour before or on opening day, please email

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Christina Minardi

Executive Vice President of Operations

Christina Minardi was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in a bakery that has been run by her family since 1927.