UPLAND, Calif. (May 22, 2018) – Whole Foods Market 365 will open its new Upland location Wednesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. at 2153 W. Baseline Road. This 30,000 square foot store is the ninth Whole Foods Market 365, and the first Whole Foods Market store in San Bernardino County. Whole Foods Market 365 has other existing Southern California stores in Silver Lake, Santa Monica and Long Beach.
Whole Foods Market 365 takes the “neighborhood grocery store” concept to the next level by focusing on value, convenience and unique retail innovations while maintaining Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading quality standards. The store will offer high-quality products free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.
“We are thrilled to bring the fun and modern Whole Foods Market 365 shopping experience to the Inland Valley community,” said Upland Store Team Leader Bryan Bergmann. “San Bernardino County shoppers will find great value, convenient healthy eating options and innovative restaurant options inside the store.”
Whole Foods Market 365 Upland is also a convenient neighborhood dining destination with ample café seating and healthy, delicious options through the Friends of 365 program. The store will contain “the Bar and Noodle,” the first freestanding restaurant and bar concept from Kikka Sushi, and the first California location for Austin’s Picnik, which will serve specialty coffee and smoothies with better-for-you ingredients.
Regular store hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Exciting Features & Flavors:
the Bar and Noodle, by Kikka Sushi: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Kikka Sushi’s first freestanding restaurant will have a complete menu of noodle bowls, rice bowls and a bar with premium sake, wine and beer. Highlights include several types of ramen, poke bowls, bar snacks and vegan or gluten-free options. Like all Friends of 365, the Bar and Noodle shares Whole Foods Market’s quality standards, meaning meat comes from animals raised with no added hormones or antibiotics, and fresh seafood comes from certified-sustainable sources.
Picnik: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Picnik was founded in Austin, Texas in 2013. Known for their innovative and nutrient-dense beverage menu, they are debuting their first California location in 365 Upland. Their coffee bar will serve up their signature health-focused and functional beverages like their grass-fed butter coffee “Cappuccino,” and this Picnik location will debut a new superfood-packed smoothie menu. Picnik offers a comprehensive variety of options to accommodate all special diets, and gained popularity in Austin as one of the first paleo-friendly concepts in town.
Affordable, high-quality produce: Find a vast selection of the freshest produce that includes over 200 organic options, and convenient pre-cut vegetables like zucchini noodles and riced cauliflower that make healthy meal prep quick and easy.
Fresh meat & seafood: Look for our “Butcher’s Cut” specialty cuts, prepared in house daily, along with value packs of affordable household favorites. Fresh, ready-to-cook marinated meat and seafood like chimichurri steak and lemon thyme salmon makes delicious weeknight meals a breeze.
Innovative new flavors from 365 Everyday Value: Our 365 Everyday Value brand products bring the latest culinary trends to shoppers at an affordable price without sacrificing quality. Customers can even find our brand new Korean-inspired line of gochujang products, like gochujang ketchup, hot sauce and potato chips.
Carefully curated product selection: Our buyers and experts are always on the lookout for the latest trends and greatest products that also deliver strong value. Some of our favorite finds for 365 Upland include Beyond Meat’s new vegan offering Beyond Sausage, vegan and paleo superfood ice treats from Snow Monkey in Santa Monica and even Shottys grab-and-go “party-ready” vodka gelatin shots.
Specialty cheeses: Planning a party? Stop by the specialty cheese department for a hand-picked selection of over 75 convenient grab-and-go artisanal cheeses. The curated selection ranges from Vermont Creamery’s Minimont, which is produced exclusively for Whole Foods Market 365 stores, to burrata from Pomona’s own Di Stefano Cheese.
Grab-and-go: Build-your-own salad and meals at hot and cold bars with fresh ingredients. Shoppers can pick up ready-made wraps, sushi by Kikka, Detroit-style square pizza by the slice, sandwiches, pastas, and breakfast tacos, plus crowd-pleasing favorites like cakes, pies, fruit and veggie trays.
Sandwich Counter: For made-to-order options, step up to the new custom sandwich counter and build it yourself or order signature sandwiches, like a Los Angeles collaboration between Larder Baking Company and James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin.
Fresh baked goods: Pick up baked goods by Los Angeles favorite Larder Baking Company, or choose from a selection of fresh cookies, pastries and hearth breads. Mix-and-match, self-serve options include a cookie bar, mochi ice cream bar and a new macaron bar with an array of flavors.
On-site pairing kiosk: Use the tablet-based electronic kiosk to scan wine, beer or spirit labels for food pairing ideas, ratings, user reviews and recommendations. In addition to a wide selection of beers and wines from California and around the world, 365 Upland also carries a curated list of fine spirits that combine value with the latest cocktail trends. Seasonal picks just in time for summer include Hangar 1 Rosé Vodka and Los Angeles-based Greenbar Distillery’s organic Fruitlab Liqueurs.
Opening Day Celebration
The first 100 customers in line 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 Picnik coffee, snacks and music for shoppers waiting in line, and doors will open at 9 a.m.