Nashua, N.H., (Aug. 19, 2014) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer, opened the doors of its newest community market today in Nashua, New Hampshire. The location is Whole Foods Market's first in The Granite State.
The 20,000-square-foot store, located at 255 Amherst Street in Nashua, employs approximately 150 full and part time team members, including 110 local residents.
“As a Nashua resident myself, I know how long New Hampshire residents have been waiting for a Whole Foods Market to open in our state,” said Philip Devito, store team leader at Whole Foods Market Nashua. “We’ve designed a store unlike any other in our region, and we are so excited to begin serving this community.”
Along with produce, meat, seafood, grocery, specialty and Whole Body departments, Whole Foods Market Nashua features a chef-run prepared foods department with hot and cold bars serving breakfast, lunch and dinner options. A pizza oven will be firing up fresh pizza by the slice and whole pies, with a dedicated phone line for ordering ahead. The prepared foods department also features an Ole Hickory smoker, serving up dishes like brisket and Southern smoked favorites. Kikka will be rolling fresh sushi throughout the day, every day.
Customers looking for a place to unwind can enjoy food or coffee from the coffee bar while taking advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi in the café seating area, which features reclaimed church pews. A nearby Kids Corner offers a great spot for kid-friendly classes and entertainment.
The store sells a large variety of beer with a strong emphasis on New Hampshire-made and craft brews, which can be perfectly paired with one of 50 specialty cheeses and cured meats sourced from within 100 miles of the store.
Whole Foods Market Nashua features a 50-seat, in-store, pub-style restaurant called J.Bartlett’s Public House. The pub will offer 32 craft beers on tap, wine by the glass and a full menu, offering selections that range from pizza and salads to sushi and daily specials. Perfect for a meal with the family, or as a place to lounge and catch the game, J. Bartlett’s is the first in-store restaurant in a Whole Foods Market store in the North Atlantic Region.
“We’ve created a store that is really unique,” said Devito. “It is so much more than just a grocery store. It really is a food destination.”
To mark the grand opening in Nashua, and in keeping with its commitment to healthy-eating education, Whole Foods Market is partnering with the Whole Kids Foundation to donate a salad bar to Fairgrounds Middle School in Nashua.
Whole Foods Market
Address: 255 Amherst St. Nashua, NH
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily