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Whole Foods Market seeks local suppliers for first Prince George’s County store

Retailer looking for producers across categories, including grocery, specialty items, produce, meat, seafood, body care and lifestyle products

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Jan. 12, 2017) – Whole Foods Market is looking for unique products from local growers and producers to feature in the new Riverdale Park Station store (6621 Washington Baltimore Blvd.), scheduled to open in late spring 2017. Interested local suppliers should ensure they meet Whole Foods Market’s quality standards and submit product information online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/malocal. The submission deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Whole Foods Market defines local products as grown or produced within 100 miles of a store or within the same state as a store. Whole Foods Market Riverdale is seeking a variety of products across categories, including grocery and specialty items, produce, meat and seafood, as well as body care and lifestyle goods. Across the U.S., Whole Foods Market stores source from more than 11,000 local suppliers.

“Each Whole Foods Market is a direct reflection of the local community – from the way the store is built to the team members who staff the store and especially the products we offer our customers,” said Matt Ray, vice president of purchasing for Whole Foods Market’s mid-Atlantic region. “All of our local producers adhere to the same quality standards that we apply throughout the store, which ensures these items are free from artificial colors, flavors, hydrogenated fats and preservatives. I’m very excited to help curate the innovative products coming from Prince George’s County and the surrounding community.”

Please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/malocal before Wednesday, Feb. 1 to submit local product information for consideration. 


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Scott Allshouse

President, Mid Atlantic Region

Scott Allshouse’s career in the grocery industry has spanned three decades, beginning at age 15.