Whole Foods Market’s long-awaited location in The Woodlands, Texas, will open Wednesday, March 18. The 44,000-square-foot store, at the corner of Lake Woodlands and Lake Front Circle in Hughes Landing, will offer an array of unique features and a full range of high quality natural and organic products.
The opening-day celebration will kick off with a traditional bread-breaking ceremony—Whole Foods Market’s version of a ribbon cutting—at 7:30 a.m., followed by the grand opening at 8 a.m. The first 500 shoppers will receive a Whole Foods Market reusable shopping bag. The store will also host tastings, special sales, music and activities for all ages.
As a part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the community, the store will hold a series of community giving days on Wednesdays during the first five weeks the store is open. The following organizations will receive 1 percent of sales:
· March 18 – Interfaith of The Woodlands
· March 25 – The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council
· April 1 – The Woodlands Children's Museum
· April 8 – Operation Pets Alive
· April 15 – Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch
Also on opening day, the store’s team leader, Jerry Brown, will present one Conroe ISD school with a garden grant from the Whole Kids Foundation. The school was chosen from a pool of local applicants.
Full details on opening-week events, including events in store, can be found at wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/woodlands.
On March 13, Whole Foods Market will host a preview party for The Woodlands store. The event will feature sips and samples of local and exclusive products, and proceeds will benefit HOPE, The Will Herndon Research Fund at Beyond Batten Disease Foundation. Limited tickets are available for a $10 donation and can be purchased in advance at https://wfmwoodlands.eventbrite.com.
Whole Foods Market’s store in the Woodlands will offer more than 135 organic items, 75 varieties of freshly cut fruit and vegetables, and 20 freshly squeezed juice options. All produce sold at the store will meet the company’s Responsibly Grown Rating System, supporting the store’s commitment to quality, human health and the environment.
In keeping with Whole Foods Market tradition, the store will include several innovative features:
· Wine and beer bar with 24 taps; the bar was built using reclaimed wood from the truck decks of tractor-trailers that traveled Route 66
· Fresh smoothie and coffee bar
· Community seating both indoors and outdoors
· Build-your-own taco station featuring made-in-store guacamole and salsa
· Wood burning pizza oven
· In-store barbeque smokehouse with brisket, pork butt, sausage, ribs and more
· Mod bar espresso and custom coffee drink system
· Made to order sushi and grab and go options
· Electric vehicle charging station
The store’s traditional departments take grocery shopping to the next level. The bakery will feature cakes that are hand decorated in store and available in flavors such as black gold, lemon matcha, cinnamon butterscotch and honey almond. Seafood will roll out new features, including a roll your own sashimi case – perfect for creating your favorite rolls at home! The sandwich bar, pizza station, two large food bars, and 12-foot case of ready-to-go meal solutions will make mealtime decisions quick and convenient for shoppers.
Additionally, concierge services will include personal shopping, special orders and catering. The first personal shop fee is waived for all guests. Concierge will offer delivery or free curbside pick-up.
For more information about Whole Foods Market The Woodlands, find us at:
Facebook – Whole Foods Market The Woodlands
Twitter & Instagram – @WholefoodsHOU
Whole Foods Market The Woodlands
1925 Hughes Landing Blvd. Suite 100
Woodlands, TX 77380
Store Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily