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May 27, 2015 - Whole Planet Foundation funds 1 millionth microloan for poverty alleviation

Whole Planet Foundation has now funded 1 million microloans worldwide, empowering impoverished individuals in 65 countries to start or expand a home-based business. Launched in 2005 by Whole Foods Market, Whole Planet Foundation alleviates poverty in communities where the grocer sources products. Less than a decade later, the foundation has granted more than $64 million to microfinance partners across four continents, serving a total of more than 5 million people.

May 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market helps businesses in Shoal Creek flood zone

Whole Foods Market is offering zero-interest loans to neighboring businesses damaged in Austin’s Memorial Day 2015 flood. The company is allocating $1 million for loans, which will be available to businesses in the Shoal Creek flood zone.

May 26, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Invites Community to Grand Opening Celebration in Elmhurst

Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM) opens its doors in Elmhurst neighborhood, Wednesday, May 27 at 9 a.m. Located at 215 S. Illinois Route 83, the 50,000 square-foot store is the fifth of seven Whole Foods Market locations to open in Illinois during 2015 and the 24th Whole Foods Market store in Chicagoland.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to add two locations in Greater Atlanta

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed leases for two new locations—Midtown and Brookhaven—in Greater Atlanta.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market plans second store in Greater Jacksonville

Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic foods retailer, announced plans to open a new location in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in early 2021. The 35,000-square-foot location will mark Jacksonville’s second Whole Foods Market and will be located at Pablo Plaza Shopping Center at 1822 Third Street South.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces plans for flagship mountain store in Park City

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.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to be part of 965 Florida Avenue, NW project in Washington, D.C.

MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate across the Washington metropolitan region, and Ellis Development Group (Ellis), today announced that Whole Foods Market has signed a lease for an approximately 40,000-square-foot store at 965 Florida Avenue, NW. No target opening date has been set.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market on tap for Brighton, New York

Whole Foods Market’s first store in the Rochester area will be located on Monroe Avenue off Interstate 590.  Expected to open in 2017, it will join Whole Foods Market’s future location in Amherst, N.Y. (Buffalo-area), as the company’s first locations in western New York.

May 6, 2015 - Flagship Whole Foods Market store coming to The Boro in Tysons Corner

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease for a store at The Boro, a new development in Tysons Corner near the Greensboro Metro station. The approximately 70,000-square-foot store will be a flagship location in the D.C. area – both in terms of size and innovative concepts. No opening date has been set.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market confirms Troy store relocation

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, confirmed today that its 23,300-square-foot Troy store, at 2880 West Maple Road, will be relocating down the street to a new 46,000-square-foot location in the 2100 block of East Maple Road in Birmingham. The company anticipates that the relocated store will open in late 2017.

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market announces nine new store leases

In its second quarter earnings report, Whole Foods Market announced that it has signed leases for nine new stores. The stores are planned for Atlanta (two locations), Birmingham, Michigan (relocation), Houston, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Park City, Utah, Rochester, New York, and Washington, D.C. (two locations).

May 6, 2015 - Whole Foods Market to open in University Place on May 7

Whole Foods Market will open its doors in University Place, Washington, on Thursday, May 7. This is the first Whole Foods Market store in Pierce County, and the eighth location in Washington.

May 4, 2015 - Whole Foods Market Dublin loaded with unique features

When Whole Foods Market opens its 43rd Northern California store on May 20 in Dublin, shoppers will find a 40,000-square-foot lifestyle emporium designed for food discovery and connection with family, friends and neighbors.

May 4, 2015 - From inside the kitchens of Momofuku – Ssäm Sauce is now available online and at Whole Foods Market® stores in NYC

David Chang, chef and founder of Momofuku, is thrilled to announce that Momofuku’s highly coveted Ssäm Sauce is now available for purchase online and at all nine Whole Foods Market stores in New York City.

May 1, 2015 - Whole Foods Market reveals outstanding partners with its 2015 ‘Supplier Awards’

Whole Foods Market has awarded the winners of its annual Supplier Awards, to recognize and celebrate the company’s supplier partners who best embody its mission and core values.

April 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market celebrates 35 years in Austin

From May 4 to 8, Whole Foods Market’s flagship store in downtown Austin will celebrate the grocer’s 35th anniversary by donating 1 percent of each day’s net sales to local nonprofits that are also celebrating momentous anniversaries.

April 30, 2015 - Whole Foods Market and Instacart offer affordable, convenient options for Mother’s Day floral and gift delivery

An estimated 54 million American households will purchase flowers or plants for Mother’s Day so Whole Foods Market and Instacart are making it more convenient by delivering flowers in as little as one hour across 15 major US metros, along with a selection of thoughtful gifts for moms. Through an exclusive partnership, the two companies are offering a more convenient and affordable alternative to traditional floral delivery, all with blooms that have higher standards like Whole Trade® or Responsibly Grown ratings.

April 29, 2015 - Whole Foods Market opens in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood

Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29. The store, at 6009 N. Broadway, is the fourth of seven Whole Foods Markets slated to open in Chicagoland during 2015, and the 23rd location in the area.

April 24, 2015 - Without pollinators, shoppers would kiss chocolate goodbye

If pollinators like bees and midges vanished, up to 90 percent of the world’s supply of cocoa would vanish too–a potentially bleak forecast for Americans who, on average, consume 11.7 pounds of chocolate per person each year.* This is one of the many reasons why Whole Foods Market and The Xerces Society are teaming up to “share the buzz” about the critical role pollinators play in the global food supply and how shoppers can help protect their declining populations.

April 24, 2015 - Whole Foods Market shoppers raise $4.6 million for global poverty relief

From concerts to craft fairs, shoppers took part in thousands of Whole Foods Market events to raise more than $4.6 million for global poverty alleviation. The events were all part of Whole Planet Foundation’s 2015 Prosperity Campaign to boost awareness and support for microlending projects worldwide.

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