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Whole Foods Market 365® to Open First Two Atlanta Stores on Dec. 12

Decatur and Northside Buckhead locations will provide high quality foods at premium convenience

ATLANTA, GA. (Nov. 5, 2018) Whole Foods Market 365 today announced its first two Atlanta stores will open in Decatur and Buckhead on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. The Decatur store will be located at 1555 Church St., while the Buckhead store will be located at 3535 Northside Parkway.  

“For the first time in company history, Whole Foods Market is opening two stores in the same market on the same day, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce the Decatur and Northside Buckhead communities to the Whole Foods Market 365 concept, and our curated, high quality and reasonably priced product selection,” said Jeff Turnas, President of Whole Foods Market 365. “In celebration, our Atlanta customers will also be the first to experience our new seasonal and unique 365 Faves program, a selection of our favorite new products available only for a limited time. We can’t wait to open the doors and bring great food to more people at low prices.”

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, both the Decatur and Buckhead stores will feature an onsite authentic Mexican cuisine-focused restaurant, Loteria Grill, from Chef Jimmy Shaw. The in-store eateries will serve as the first locations for the Los Angeles based restaurant in the Atlanta area. Through the Friends of Whole Foods Market program, the company partners with outside chefs, culinary and lifestyle brands, to bring shoppers innovative in-store experiences. 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.

Also part of the Friends of Whole Foods Market program, the Decatur store will house the fourth location for homegrown Atlanta-based dtox juice, and Pour de Leon, a self-serve draft beer, wine and cider venue that also features light bites and a children’s play area. Sublime Tree will be opening their second location in the Buckhead store.

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

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. Whole Foods Market 365 will have coffee, snacks and music for shoppers waiting in line, and doors will open at 9 a.m.

The Decatur store will employ approximately 100 full and part time team members. The store will be open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

The Buckhead store employ approximately 100 full and part time team members. The store will be 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.