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Whole Foods Market Closter Brings Family Fan-Fare to Bergen County

Shoppers to find offerings and innovations to celebrate the fall season

(CLOSTER, N.J., October 17, 2016) – Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading natural and organic grocery store, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest New Jersey store on Wednesday, October 19 in Closter. Located at 33 Vervalen Street, the Closter location will anchor the revitalized Closter Plaza and be home to Bergen County’s fourth Whole Foods Market store, and 16th in New Jersey. Opening day will begin with the company’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m., featuring Whole Foods Market’s leadership team and special guests including Lt. Governor of New Jersey Kim Guadagno and Closter Mayor John Glidden. In addition, the first 200 customers will be receiving a special edition Whole Foods Market Closter reusable tote bag.

In line with Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the local community, the grocer has named the Center for Food Action (CFA) as the 5% Community Giving Day Partner. On Opening Day, CFA will receive 5% of the day’s net sales from all Whole Foods Market Bergen County locations (Closter, Ridgewood, Paramus, and Edgewater) to help fight food insecurity. Proceeds of opening day will directly benefit the CFA’s Weekend Snack Program and Thanksgiving Food Pack Distribution, with a goal of providing Thanksgiving meals to more than 3,000 local families in need. 

Shoppers will also be excited to know that local fan-favorite, Mr. Cory, the nine-year old with an entrepreneurial spirit who owns his namesake Mr. Cory’s Cookies, known for its all-natural cookies, will be teaming up with Whole Foods Market. Mr. Cory’s Cookies will be hosting a series of Cookie Pop-Ups at select Whole Foods Market stores, kicking off with the Closter store’s opening day festivities, with 10% of the proceeds benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation and its mission to improve childhood nutrition.

Whole Foods Market Closter boasts 41,000 square feet of space and will provide local residents with an unparalleled selection of high quality natural and organic goods, in addition to a variety of unique dining options and store innovations for the entire family.

“The store has been eight years in the making and we’re excited to finally join the Closter community,” said Ron Brennan, Store Team Leader of Whole Foods Market Closter. “The residents have been extremely welcoming and we’re excited to arrive just in time for the fall and holiday seasons to give locals access to a new shopping option and continue to build our partnerships with nearby businesses and other organizations.”

To enjoy the outdoors as the crisp fall air makes its way, customers can take advantage of outdoor seating with a fire pit to stay warm. In addition, every department will be featuring an unrivaled selection of premium and locally sourced goods and first-to-market innovations just in time to celebrate the coming of the fall season:

For additional information and future announcements, please visit the store’s social media channels: Facebook.com/wholefoodsbergennj  and Twitter & Instagram @wfmbergennj


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