LONGMONT, Colo., 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market today announced plans to open its 21st Colorado location, in Longmont in December 2016.
The Longmont store is in development at the corner of South Hover Road and Ken Pratt Boulevard. The updated timeline is aligned with Whole Foods Market’s plan to increase square footage at a more moderate pace, as detailed on the company’s fourth quarter earnings conference call held Nov. 5.
“We continue to grow and evolve at Whole Foods Market,” said Heather Larrabee, executive marketing coordinator for Whole Foods Market’s Rocky Mountain Region. “Our company mission and commitment to quality, transparency and value are as strong today as they have ever been. We deeply care about our customers and the communities we serve and are thrilled to be part of the vibrant growth underway in Longmont. We look forward to bringing the highest quality natural and organic products, the best grocery shopping experience, and value to customers coming to Village at the Peaks. We appreciate the community’s patience and can’t wait to open this store!”
Whole Foods Market’s Rocky Mountain Region has experienced rapid growth since 2007, growing from nine to 34 stores serving shoppers across Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico and Utah, with additional stores slated for Kansas City, Mo., and El Paso, Texas, in the next 24 months.
“Scaling the business so quickly, along with evolving to meet customer needs in the face of competition, presents a fresh opportunity to focus on how we can do things better to create the kind of experience customers expect from us, and we embrace that,” said Bill Jordan, president of Whole Foods Market’s Rocky Mountain Region. “Whole Foods Market understands that customers are the lifeblood of our success. It’s important to me that we focus on the fundamentals, so that when our guests come in to see us in Boulder, Denver, Ft. Collins, and elsewhere, they experience something truly special. We are 100 percent committed to the Longmont community and are excited to open our doors next December.”
Each Whole Foods Market store is custom created for the community it serves – from store design to product selection—no two stores are alike. The new Longmont location will feature custom interior design unlike any other Whole Foods Market in the U.S. Shoppers will find Whole Foods Market’s value-priced fresh and organic produce, thousands of locally sourced products, meat and seafood cut fresh in-house by butchers and fishmongers daily, including local meat raised in Colorado. The store is expected to also offer expansive grocery, bulk and pantry products, along with a coffee and fresh juice bar, a bakery and extensive prepared foods/deli department with in-house-made sandwiches, burritos, pizzas, rotisserie chickens, soup and salad bars, and deli fare to go. The Longmont location will cater to active Front Range residents with a lifestyle department focused on exercise, health and wellness supplements, apparel, and more. When opened, the store is expected to create more than 100 new jobs in Longmont.
For more information about the store’s development please visit Whole Foods Market’s newsroom.
President – Rocky Mountain Region
Bill Jordan has worked in the natural foods industry since 1985. Bill grew up in Southern California and began working as a courtesy clerk at Mrs. Gooch’s, a business Whole Foods Market acquired in 1993.
SOURCE: Whole Foods Market