GLENDALE, Calif. (May 3, 2004) Whole Foods Market®, the world's largest natural and organic supermarket, opens its bigger and better doors to the Glendale community Wednesday, May 19 at 9 a.m., with a new store opening at 331 North Glendale Avenue (between Lexington and California.) This store replaces its previous location at 826 N. Glendale Avenue.

The new store brings an additional 140 jobs to the Glendale community, bringing the total team members for the store to 260. The store will quadruple in size to the previous location, increasing to 44,000 square feet from 11,000 square feet at the old store.

The progressive natural foods store features premium organic and natural foods, free of artificial additives and preservatives, along with a complete selection of health and body care products.

“We have been in Glendale for eighteen years and thanks to the loyal support of our customers we have been able to grow and expand. We are proud to be able to provide the community with a beautiful new store with some great features that include a gelato bar, pizza oven, build your own burrito bar and made-to-order sushi station, just to name a few,” comments Dave Aebersold, store team leader at the new Glendale location. “We look forward to the next eighteen years in this great community.”

What makes Whole Foods Market Glendale so special?

  • Gelato bar
  • Ice cream cakes
  • On-site bakery
  • Build your own burrito bar
  • Korean BBQ and Asian Specialties
  • Pizza oven
  • Rotisserie chicken station
  • Meat carving station for hot sandwiches
  • Made-to-order sushi
  • Italian kitchen
  • More than 40 feet of food and salad bars
  • No artificial flavors, additives, preservatives or colors
  • Largest selection of fresh locally grown organic produce
  • Fresh seafood delivered six days a week
  • Organic and free range poultry, antibiotic, hormone-free
  • Hormone and antibiotic free American and New Zealand natural beef that is 90-99% fat free
  • More than 250 different kinds of artisan cheeses
  • Olive bar featuring varieties from around the world
  • Extensive wine and beer selections; including organic wines
  • Dry-aged beef
  • Ready-to-eat prepared foods that are healthy and delicious
  • Organic and additive-free frozen foods
  • Organic and kosher European artisan hearth-style breads baked fresh daily
  • Freshly roasted organic coffee beans
  • Ethnic cuisine from the deli, prepared fresh daily
  • Dairy products, both organic and conventional
  • Bulk foods including granolas, nuts and pastas
  • Four Whole Foods brands: 365, 365 Organic, Whole Kids Organic, Authentic Food Artisan (AFA)
  • Unique selection of plants and flowers
  • Beauty and body care products including bulk herbs
  • Dietary supplements
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Natural pet food