BEDFORD, N.H., (April 8, 2016) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, opened the doors of its newest community market in Bedford, New Hampshire, today. The location is the second Whole Foods Market in the Granite State.
The 43,000-square-foot store, located at 121 South River Road, employs approximately 155 full- and part-time team members, including 107 new hires from within the community. The store is built on the historic site of the iconic former Wayfarer Inn. Whole Foods Market committed to celebrating its rich history by preserving wood from the inn and repurposing it in the store’s décor.
“We felt that we had a responsibility to the Bedford community to celebrate the significance of this site,” said Philip DeVito, the store’s team leader. “We are proud to say that elements of the Wayfarer will live on within the walls of this Whole Foods Market store.”
The customer experience at Whole Foods Market Bedford is designed around one-stop shopping. The outstanding natural and organic products in the store are complemented by a large selection of locally sourced goods.
Along with bountiful selections in produce, meat and seafood departments, Whole Foods Market Bedford features highlights including:
Coffee Bar: In-house coffee bar featuring Allegro coffee, nitro cold brew coffee on tap, espresso and loose leaf tea.
Juice Bar: In-store juice bar featuring ready-to-go cold pressed juices and prepared to order juice and smoothie options.
Bakery: In-store scratch bakery and interactive bakery experience bringing cake decorating on to the sales floor for customers to observe. Cupcakes, cakes, focaccia and artisanal breads.
Specialty: More than 150 hand-cut cheese options, fresh pasta, 90+ Rated Wine Section starting at $10, Kombucha on tap, and craft beer selections.
In-Store Dining: Chefs in the store’s full-production kitchen serve hot and cold fresh food options for breakfast lunch and dinner, daily. Self-serve pizza; sandwiches and burritos to order; and sushi by Genji can be enjoyed in the store’s café seating area.
Goffe’s Watering Hole: Guests looking for a dining experience can enjoy the views of the restored historic John Goffe’s Mill from indoor or outdoor seating at Goffe’s Watering Hole; an in-store pub serving up family friendly fare, including hand-stretched, wood-fired pizza, salads, grilled favorites; and 21 craft beer and three draft wine selections.
“Whole Foods Market Bedford is a true foodie experience,” DeVito said. “We are so excited to finally be able open the doors and share it with the community.”
To mark this grand opening in Bedford, and in keeping with the company’s commitment to healthy eating education, Whole Foods Market is proud to partner with the Whole Kids Foundation to donate a school garden to Peter Woodbury Elementary School.
Whole Foods Market
Address: 121 South River Rd. Bedford, NH
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Goffe’s Watering Hole hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (last call) daily