AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 10, 2016) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced that it has signed another five leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores, bringing the total to 13 leases now signed. The new 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will be located in Evergreen Park, Illinois; Gainesville, Florida; and Concord, Claremont and Los Alamitos, California.
365 by Whole Foods Market will offer a grocery shopping experience focused on making healthy, everyday shopping easy and affordable while upholding the same industry-leading quality standards that Whole Foods Market pioneered.
“We have assembled an amazing team of people who have been working tirelessly to create an innovative shopping experience that will appeal to new and existing Whole Foods Market customers,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We are all eagerly awaiting the opportunity to introduce 365 by Whole Foods Market with the opening of our first store in Los Angeles in just over 100 days.”
Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand, 365 by Whole Foods Market will feature a thoughtfully curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards, in a modern and streamlined retail environment. Additionally, customers can expect to find unique in-store experiences through a program called “Friends of 365.”
These new leases follow previously announced locations in Bellevue, Washington; Cedar Park, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco and Santa Monica, California. The first 365 by Whole Foods Market store will open this May in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Stores in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Bellevue, Washington, are slated to open in July and August, respectively. The company expects to open 10 stores before October 2017.