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Whole Foods Market Opens in Midtown Houston

New store offers hundreds of products from local producers, variety of natural and organic grocery items and in-store coffee and juice bars

HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 6, 2019) Whole Foods Market in Midtown Houston opens its doors to the public at 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 7. Located at 515 Elgin Street, the new 40,400 square-foot store features hundreds of items from local producers, a variety of prepared foods and grab-and-go meals, high quality natural and organic items, as well as two Friends of Whole Foods Market partners, JuiceLand and Briggo Coffee. Before the doors open, the store is offering complimentary coffee, local product sampling and music. Additionally, the first 200 customers will receive a custom Whole Foods Market Midtown Houston reusable canvas tote bag and a savings card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100.

“We’re excited to expand our presence in Houston with the opening of our new Midtown location,” said Patrick Mcilvain, Store Team Leader. “We look forward to providing this community with fresh, innovative products that all meet Whole Foods Market’s unparalleled quality standards, including hundreds from local businesses and many that are exclusive to Whole Foods Market.”

All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous quality standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban animal testing and more than one hundred commonly used ingredients.

Special features of the store include:

The Midtown Houston store will also feature two in-store venues as part of the Friends of Whole Foods Market program, which provides the opportunity for innovative businesses that align with the company’s mission and quality standards to establish their own, independent retail spaces inside Whole Foods Market stores to bring shoppers unique experiences.

JuiceLand will offer made-to-order smoothies and juices, as well as raw, cold-pressed bottled juices and plant-based grab-and-go meals. The venue’s design is based on the company’s flagship store in Austin, featuring a stone wall studded with crystals and geodes. Fan favorites like the Wundershowzen, Originator, TigerLilly and Recovery Punch will be featured on the menu.

Briggo Coffee, an Austin-based company and the leader in Connected Coffee, will offer hot and iced coffees and teas, seasonal beverages, and specialty drinks via mobile app and robotic Coffee Haus. Briggo will serve its own whole-bean Latin American blend, Allegro’s Bel Canto and Decaf blends, and empower Whole Foods customers to create perfectly customized, gourmet drinks on-demand.

Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store items. In addition, eligible Prime members receive 5% back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.

To celebrate joining the community, 5% of the store’s net sales on Thursday, November 14 will benefit Urban Harvest, a non-profit organization that aims to cultivate thriving communities through community gardens, farmers markets, gardening classes and youth education.

Whole Foods Market Midtown Houston will employ approximately 145 full and part-time team members. Following the grand opening, the store will be open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

Whole Foods Market has 11 additional stores in the greater Houston area.

For more information visit https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/midtownhouston.