AUGUSTA, Ga. (July 31, 2013) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) announces it will open a new location in the Washington Crossing Shopping Center. The newest store in Georgia for the natural and organic foods supermarket will occupy approximately 41,000 square feet of retail space. The new store is slated to open in late 2014.

Whole Foods Market's presence in the Georgia includes eight locations in metro-Atlanta and one store in Savannah. Augusta will be the tenth location in the state.

“We’ve been looking at the Augusta market for some time,” said Mike Howard, Whole Foods Market South region vice president. “Augusta is a great city with a lot of interest in natural and organic food, so we are excited to be adding to our roster of stores in the area and to be bringing a new store to the market.”

Whole Foods Market features a fresh and enticing selection of natural foods in their purest state, free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives as well as hydrogenated fats.  Whole Foods Market offers shoppers the highest quality, best-tasting and freshest foods in an inviting setting. Each store is unique and is designed to meet the needs of the neighborhoods where we live and work. Combine the great-tasting food with outstanding customer service and the result is a pleasantly atypical grocery shopping experience.