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Whole Foods Market opens in South Lake Tahoe

New store offers hundreds of products from local producers, grab-and-go options and natural and organic grocery items

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2019) Whole Foods Market in South Lake Tahoe opens its doors to the public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6. Located at 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd, the new 28,500 square-foot store is celebrating the grand opening with complimentary refreshments, bites and music before the store opens. As part of the opening day festivities, the first 300 customers will receive a Whole Foods Market South Lake Tahoe reusable tote bag, a savings card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100 and a miniature loaf of bread to honor the Whole Foods Market tradition of breaking bread with the community.

“We’re thrilled to join the South Lake Tahoe community and welcome our neighbors into their New Whole Foods Market,” said Wes Mewes, Store Team Leader. “We look forward to providing residents – and those visiting Lake Tahoe – with access to an expansive selection of fresh, responsibly sourced, delicious foods, many grab-and-go options, and a variety of items from local businesses, all in a unique setting inspired by the Sierra mountains.”  

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 will include:

Bay Area and Reno customers can place holiday meal orders at and pick them up at the new South Lake Tahoe store when visiting for the holidays.

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 sale 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 Wednesday, November 13 will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, which provides children and teens in the community with a safe, positive and welcoming environment where they can have fun and enhance their education and life experiences. Whole Foods Market is also working closely with many other organizations in the community, including The League to Save Lake Tahoe, Bread and Broth, Christmas Cheer and Family Resource Center, among others.

Whole Foods Market South Lake Tahoe will employ approximately 100 full and part-time team members. Following the grand opening, the store will be open from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

Whole Foods Market has 45 additional stores throughout Northern California.

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