HENDERSON, Nev. (April 4, 2006). Whole Foods Market®, the world's leading naturaland organic foods supermarket, opens its doors to a new location for the Henderson community onWednesday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. The store is located at I-215 and Green Valley Parkway inHenderson and it will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily.


The new 50,000-square-foot store brings 200 new jobs to the area and it is the second Whole Foods Market store in Nevada.


“At Whole Foods Market, we listened to your requests for a store here and we are thrilled to become a part of the Henderson community,” said Hernando Fairfoot, store team leader. “We are bringing the freshest, most flavorful foods and a truly fun and exciting shopping experience to Henderson. We invite everyone to come and see what Whole Foods Market is all about.”


The progressive natural foods store is a theater of culinary delights featuring premium organic and natural foods that are all free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, and hydrogenated fats. Shoppers will enjoy a variety of prepared food bars, more than 250 different artisan cheeses and olives, specialty products and wines from around the world, dry-aged beef and a full selection of natural and organic meats and poultry, fresh seafood delivered six days a week, and an organic garden center and floral department. The store also features a complete selection of health, body care and lifestyle products. Some highlights include:

Seafood Department


  • An in-store seafood smoker. Shoppers can request any seafood offerings be smoked
  • A “Custom Catch” program where shoppers select any available seafood and customize with marinades or seasonings. Team members will cook to order: charbroil, bake, steam, deep fry, or sauté
  • Seafood bars loaded with hot, fresh-cooked seafood offerings and seafood salads


Prepared Foods


  • Ethnic dishes made to order: burritos, sushi, Korean BBQ, pizza and pasta and more
  • Rotisserie chicken station and meat carving station for hot sandwiches
  • More than 30 feet of self-serve hot and cold food options and salad bars
  • Soup and stew stations with a wide variety of selections daily


Bakery Department


  • A flowing chocolate fountain where team members will enrobe and hand-dip everything from cookies to fresh fruit in chocolate
  • A chocolate case offering artisan chocolate candies, caramels, barks and fudges
  • A bakery featuring fresh hot cobblers, bread puddings and crisps
  • A gelato scoop bar
  • Tortilla machine making fresh corn and flour tortillas daily


Meat Department


  • The widest selection of the best tasting, freshest, natural meat raised to the strictest standards in the industry found in the full-service meat department where shoppers can receive custom cuts, cooking tips and personal recommendations
  • Harder-to-find items including game, duck, sausages, low fat cuts, range-grown turkey and natural chicken
  • Oven-ready meats; stuffed meats and kabobs; a selection of tender dry-aged beef, which is dry-aged in the store; on-site fresh smoked meats; BBQ pulled meats and more


Specialty Department


  • Extensive wine and beer selections including organic wines and a wine tasting room
  • A tapas bar with skewers, olives, nuts and cheeses
  • Nitrite and nitrate-free sliced meats and charcuterie


Grocery Department


  • A full selection of grocery items including Whole Foods Market's own family of brands: 365 Everyday Value, 365 Organic Everyday Value, Whole Kids Organic, Authentic Food Artisan (AFA), Whole Kitchen, and much more
  • Wheat- and gluten-free offerings and foods to accommodate special diets
  • Ethnic offerings including Brazilian, African and Thai/Asian foods
  • Raw foods


Produce Department


  • Bountiful bins of organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, hand-stacked; mainstream items like apples and oranges; an unusual selection of seasonal, exotic and specialty products like cippolini onions and cactus pears; and appetizing displays of fresh-cut fruits
  • “Veggie Grill” program – a daily rotation of fresh picked items, ready to be grilled to order by in-house chef


Organic Garden Center


  • The season's best and most beautiful flowers including simple favorites like roses, daisies and carnations as well as exotic and seasonal stars such as tulips, orchids, potted herbs, flowering branches, and hydrangeas
  • Organic culinary herbs
  • Organic plant starts


Whole Body Department


  • A full selection of the highest quality natural body care products, supplements and herbs proven safe through the test of time – not through animal testing
  • Facial boutique with an on-staff facial care specialist
  • Tea world and demo bar featuring a tea tasting center with multiple teas to try and packaged and bulk teas
  • Whole Baby, an expanded selection of apparel, toys and bottles
  • Fitness products including yoga apparel and accessories, workout videos, protein powders and sports supplements
  • Lifestyle products including earth-friendly clothing, shoes and gift items




  • Whole Foods Markets offers an extensive offering of pre-made and custom-made gift baskets. Gift baskets combine artisan handcrafted products, gourmet tastes and natural alternatives.
  • Gift cards ($10, $25, $50 and $100)
  • Catering