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Whole Foods Market Englewood Set to Open Sept. 28, 2016

New Store Marks First Location in Chicago’s Englewood Neighborhood

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods grocer, opens its new 18,000 square foot store, located at 832 W. 63rd St. in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. The much-anticipated store will provide residents in and around Englewood with fresh, high quality foods in a convenient and contemporary setting.

 “At Whole Foods Market, we have a deep passion for fresh, flavorful, natural and organic foods. We are thrilled to open a store for the Englewood neighborhood and surrounding communities,” says Peter Aliu, Store Team Leader, Whole Foods Market Englewood. “Whether looking for high-quality meats and poultry or everyday pantry staples, residents from the health conscious to devoted food enthusiasts will find what they’re looking for.”

To celebrate opening day, Whole Foods Market will host its version of a ribbon cutting called a “Bread-Breaking Ceremony” with Whole Foods Market Team Members and Englewood neighbors beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open and shopping officially begins at 9 a.m.

The Whole Foods Market experience is about the joy of eating and living well in good health. Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to touch, taste, and experiment with a wide variety of natural and organic foods free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Much more than a grocery store, Whole Foods Market is a community partner, a trusted resource for nutrition and health and a community-gathering place.

When Whole Foods Market first opened its doors in 1980, a simple mission was set: to provide a simpler alternative to the conventional grocery options available at that time. That mission still rings true today as Whole Foods Market remains a uniquely mission-driven company with a purpose of not only to generate profits but to create value for all major stakeholders, all linked interdependently by a passion for natural and organic foods and respect for the planet.

“Whole Foods Market is more than a grocery store. It is a driving force that is changing the way people think about what ingredients are in their food and where their food comes from,” says Aliu. “We strongly believe that food in its purest state – free of artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, colorings and trans fat – is the best tasting and most nutritious food available. The spirit and principles that first drove people to shop a tiny natural and organic foods store still apply today.”

Whole Foods Market’s commitment to transparency and environmental responsibility is evident in the many programs available to shoppers to help them know what is in their food, where it came from and how it impacted the environment including:

Whole Foods Market hired approximately 90 Team Members for Whole Foods Market Englewood.

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