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Whole Foods Market 365® Celebrates Grand Openings of First Two Atlanta Stores

Exceptional value and unique products offered in Decatur and Northside Buckhead

ATLANTA, GA. (Dec. 11, 2018) – Whole Foods Market 365 opens the doors to the public at its new Atlanta stores in Decatur and Buckhead on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. The Decatur store is located at 1555 Church St.; the Buckhead store is located at 3535 Northside Parkway. The Atlanta stores are the eleventh and twelfth Whole Foods Market 365 locations in the country.  

“We’re excited to introduce the Decatur and Northside Buckhead communities to the Whole Foods Market 365 concept, offering the very best quality food at low prices. We have taken all we have learned about combining convenience and customer experience and created what we believe are two of our most exciting stores,” said Jeff Turnas, President of Whole Foods Market 365.  

Whole Foods Market 365 stores offer exceptional value and unique products in a fun and convenient new format that makes healthy living easy and affordable, all while maintaining Whole Foods Market’s rigorous quality standards including no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives, as well as no hydrogenated fats and no high-fructose corn syrup. Shoppers will find Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Animal Welfare Rated meat, sustainably caught and responsibly farmed seafood, freshly prepared grab-and-go items, a huge produce selection (including a large organic mix), a variety of special diet options and a vast floral selection with prices starting at $5.

As part of the Friends of Whole Foods Market program, each store will feature unique and locally-based in-store beverage and dining experiences. Through this program, the company partners with outside chefs, culinary and lifestyle brands, to bring shoppers innovative in-store offerings. All Friends partners operate as independent shops within Whole Foods Market stores, share Whole Foods Market’s high-quality standards, and have unique expertise in a cuisine, concept or product. Shoppers can expect:

Inspired by Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue, shoppers in the Decatur store will also experience Pour de Leon – an exciting beverage, dining and gathering venue with fun for all ages, including free classic arcade games. The space will offer a selection of locally and nationally sourced beers, wines and ciders all on tap, as well as a menu of savory hot bar bites with dipping sauces and grab-and-go prepared foods.

Each store will make eating well simple and convenient with a curated product selection, easy to shop aisles, everyday low prices and streamlined design. In-store features include:

“This is an exciting opportunity for Whole Foods Market to serve more communities in Atlanta. Not only are we bringing high quality products at great prices with the Decatur and Buckhead stores, but we’re also thrilled to be employing 200 people from the local communities between the two,” said Bobby Turner, President of Whole Foods Market’s South region.

To celebrate joining the community, 5 percent of the net sales from each store on Wednesday, Dec. 19 will benefit local nonprofits. In Decatur, proceeds will benefit Slow Food Atlanta, a nonprofit which seeks to educate the community and advocate on ways to support local food culture, farmers, artisans and markets. In Buckhead, Open Hand will be the recipient to support their work in preventing and better managing chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.

On opening day, the first 100 customers in line at either store will receive a Whole Foods Market 365 gift card ranging in value from $5 to $365 and a free reusable tote bag. Shoppers waiting in line will also be treated to coffee, snacks and music before the doors open at 9 a.m.

Following the grand openings, the Decatur and Buckhead stores are both open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

For more, visit the Whole Foods Market 365 website, or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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