SEATTLE (October 8, 2019) Whole Foods Market in West Seattle opens its doors to the public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Located at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW in The Whittaker Apartment Complex, the new 45,000 square-foot store is celebrating the grand opening with music and complimentary samples from local vendors before the store opens. As part of the opening day festivities, the first 300 customers will receive a Whole Foods Market West Seattle reusable canvas tote bag, including snacks and a savings card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100.

“As a West Seattle resident, I’m so excited to welcome my neighbors to their new Whole Foods Market,” said Gary Ruiz, Store Team Leader. “We’re thrilled to offer our customers access to an extensive selection of prepared foods, grocery, and body care items that all meet Whole Foods Market’s unparalleled quality standards, thousands of locally sourced items and indoor and outdoor seating where customers can enjoy coffee or a meal in a contemporary, bright setting with Seattle-inspired design elements.”

Offering a selection of locally sourced options, grab-and-go prepared foods and natural and organic grocery items, all food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous quality standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban animal testing and more than a hundred commonly used ingredients.

Special features of the store include:

Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of in-store sale items. In addition, eligible Prime members receive five percent back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.

To celebrate joining the community, five percent of the store’s net sales on October 17 will benefit the West Seattle Helpline, which offers emergency assistance for members of the West Seattle and White Center communities. From opening day through the end of the year, all donations from Whole Foods Market’s bag credit program, which provides a credit to customers who bring their own shopping bags, will go to the West Seattle Food Bank, an organization dedicated to providing the community with access to safe and nutritious food.

Whole Foods Market West Seattle employs approximately 120 full and part-time team members. Following the grand opening, the store will be open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.

Whole Foods Market has 10 additional stores in Washington.

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