EMERYVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2016) – A new 37,500-square-foot Whole Foods Market store will open Nov. 2 at 2941 Ygnacio Valley Road in the Encina Grande shopping center in Walnut Creek, California. This is the second Whole Foods Market store serving Walnut Creek, and the company’s 44th location in Northern California.
The store will bring an estimated 200 jobs to Walnut Creek. Available openings are listed at wholefoodsmarket.com/careers. Interested candidates can also attend a public job fair to be held Sept. 20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites hotel at 1345 Treat Boulevard in Walnut Creek.
Whole Foods Market Ygnacio Valley Road was built for convenience, to accommodate busy commuters and families. The store features plenty of grab-and-go meals, digital ordering kiosks for sandwiches, burritos, and whole pizzas, and a small, family-friendly coffee, beer, and wine bar.
Shoppers will experience a modern aesthetic, incorporating bold colors and natural details. The design approach started with the foothills in the area, so the store will feature wood, nylon and cloth elements alongside bold colors and graphics.
Dori Beron, a 20-year veteran of the grocery industry, will be overseeing store operations as store team leader. Beron is a trained sushi chef and a baker. Most recently she ran the Whole Foods Market store on Blithedale Ave. in Mill Valley.
Area residents can enter to win a $500 gift card to shop at either Walnut Creek location by subscribing to Whole Foods Market’s emails at wholefoodsmarket.com/ygnacio.
Members of the public can also visit the Whole Foods Market booth at area events to pick up coupons for $10 off a $50 purchase at the new store:
- Oct. 21: Walnut Creek Downtown’s trick or Treat
- Oct. 29-30: Walnut Creek Soccer Club Creek Cup tournament
Shoppers can follow the store opening on Instagram with @WholeFoodsMarketTriCoCo, or on Facebook at facebook.com/WFMContraCosta, and can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.