May 21, 2019 - Whole Foods Market opens in Porter Ranch
Whole Foods Market in Porter Ranch opens its doors to the public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Located at 20209 W. Rinaldi St., the new 44,000 square-foot store is celebrating the grand opening with samples from local vendors, music and giveaways starting at 8 a.m.
Whole Foods Market today announced that it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada by July 2019, becoming the first national grocer to make this change. In addition, the grocer switched to smaller plastic bags in its produce department this year and is replacing hard plastic rotisserie chicken containers with new bags that use approximately 70 percent less plastic. Together, these packaging changes will reduce an estimated 800,000 pounds of plastic per year.