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Whole Foods Market to open in Eugene on September 28

New store will create a marketplace for products from more than 40 new Oregon-based vendors

EUGENE, Ore. (September 27, 2016) – Whole Foods Market will open its doors in Eugene, Oregon on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The 36,750-square-foot store, located in downtown Eugene, is the first Whole Foods Market in Lane County and the ninth location in Oregon.

The store will host a bread-breaking ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and David Hauser, President and CEO of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, will join Whole Foods Market regional leaders, local suppliers and community partners to welcome shoppers. Doors open and shopping begins at 9 a.m.

“Long before we ever broke ground, we spent years working with members of this community and have known for quite some time that Eugene would be a wonderful home for a Whole Foods Market store,” said Joe Rogoff, president of Whole Foods Market’s Pacific Northwest Region. “Since we opened our first store in the Northwest in 1999, we’ve been sourcing local products from across Lane County and sharing them with our customers. We are grateful for the welcome we’ve received, paving the way for meaningful partnerships with area schools, producers and community organizations. It is through this important work, and listening to the community who has generously shared their perspective, we’ve been able to create a store experience that reflects what Eugene area residents tell us they want and need. We look forward to serving the people of Lane County.”

Located at 355 E. Broadway, the new store will provide an unmatched selection of high quality natural and organic goods, as well as a wide variety of locally sourced products and delicious dining options. Shoppers visiting the new Eugene Whole Foods Market can look forward to:

As part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to serving every community where it does business, the store’s Team Members will present a $2,000 check to the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition.

Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Market, announced two Eugene schools as recipients of 2016 Garden Grants earlier this year: Prairie Mountain School and Stepping Stones. This brings the total to five Eugene K-12 school organizations that have received Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grants since the program began in 2011. Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to each school to support an edible educational garden. Other garden grant recipients include Edison Elementary in 2015, The Village School in 2014, and Eugene 4J School District in 2012.

Shoppers visiting Whole Foods Market’s Eugene store can look forward to a full-service experience:

Store Information

Hours: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: 353 E. Broadway, Eugene, Ore. 

Store Telephone: 541-434-8820

Web site: www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/eugene


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Angela Lorenzen

President, Pacific Northwest Region

Angela Lorenzen is the Regional President for Whole Foods Market’s Pacific Northwest region where she oversees stores in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.