Whole Foods Market 365 opens in the heart of Brooklyn in Fort Greene

Whole Foods Market 365 opens in the heart of Brooklyn in Fort Greene


New Store Features Convenient, Quality-Meets-Value Experience and Innovative Culinary Partnerships

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Whole Foods Market 365 location on the East Coast and the seventh in the country opens Wednesday, January 31 at 9 a.m. in Brooklyn at 292 Ashland Place. This 30,000 square foot space is located in the 300 Ashland building, just steps away from Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center.

This Whole Foods Market 365 takes the “neighborhood grocery store” concept to the next level by focusing on value, convenience and unique retail innovations while keeping Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards. The store will offer high-quality products free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and high-fructose corn syrup.

“We’re very excited to bring Whole Foods Market 365’s easy, everyday shopping experience to the heart of Brooklyn in Fort Greene,” said Jeff Turnas, president of Whole Foods Market 365. “Whether you’re meeting a friend for a burger and shake, grabbing coffee along your commute, or looking for high-quality bargains to stock up the pantry at home, we will have something for everyone. Our first East Coast store is a great example of how the 365 brand continues to innovate and evolve the shopping experience.”

Whole Foods Market 365 Fort Greene is also a convenient neighborhood dining destination full of healthy and on-trend options through the Friends of 365 program. The café level will feature a collection of four distinct venues with ample seating for customers who want to hang out and dine in.

Regular store hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., while the café level will open earlier at 7 a.m. for breakfast and coffee options.

Exciting Features & Flavors

Next Level Burger: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. America’s first 100 percent plant-based burger joint offers modern twists on the classics, such as stacked burgers, fries and hand-spun shakes. All of Next Level Burger’s delicious ingredients are sustainably-sourced, organic, non-GMO and vegan.

Orwashers Bakery & Coffee Bar: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This 102-year-old New York City institution will have an artisanal bakery café offering hand-crafted breads, pastries, sandwiches and salads, along with a full coffee bar.

Juice Press: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Juice Press will have a wide variety of fresh and organic grab-and-go health food, from custom smoothies to meals and snacks. Their nutrient-dense offerings are all organic, vegan and certified kosher.

POURiT Authority: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Whole Foods Market 365’s first self-serve beer, cider and wine venue is convenience at its best (aka the ‘get it your d*mn self’ model). Guests utilize reloadable electronic cards and digital screens to pour their own drinks directly from the dozen rotating taps, which means sampling is encouraged! Look for Brooklyn-brewed beers from Threes Brewing, Other Half Brewing Company, and more.

Fresh meat & seafood: Look for our “Butcher’s Cut” specialty cuts, prepared in house daily, along with value packs of affordable household favorites. Fresh, ready-to-cook marinated meat and seafood like chimichurri steak and lemon thyme salmon makes delicious weeknight meals a breeze.

Antipasto bar: An eclectic selection of olives, roasted garlic, tapenades, pickled and marinated artichokes, beets and cauliflower sold by the pound.

Specialty cheeses: Planning a party? Stop by the specialty cheese department for a hand-picked selection of nearly 30 artisanal cheeses, from Parrano and Pavino to Seaside and Vermont Creamery’s Minimont, made exclusively for Whole Foods Market 365 stores.

Grab-and-go: Build-your-own salad and meals at hot and cold bars with fresh ingredients. Shoppers can pick up ready-made wraps, sushi by Kikka, New Jersey bakery-style pizza by the slice, sandwiches, pastas, breakfast tacos, plus crowd-pleasing favorites like cakes, pies, fruit and veggie trays. Customers can even use our in-store Pizza Phone to order up an entire square pie that is baked while you shop.

Fresh baked goods: Pick up baked goods by local favorites Orwashers, Hot Bread Kitchen and Roberta’s, and choose from a selection of cookies, pastries and hearth breads. Plus, a bulk cookie bar will offer cookies by the pound.

“Flash Finds”: New, seasonal or unique offerings available for a limited time. Flash Finds for opening week include Siete grain-free tortilla chips, Unreal chocolates and Happy Baby organic baby food.

Wide beer selection with pairing kiosk: Scan beer for food pairing ideas, ratings, user reviews and recommendations. The beer section has over 100 craft, domestic and imported beers, including local Brooklyn favorites like Coney Island Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery and Sixpoint Brewery.

Opening Day Celebration

The first 100 customers in line will receive a Whole Foods Market 365 gift card ranging in value from $5 to $365. Doors open at 9 a.m. and our grand opening celebration will have plentiful coffee, snacks and swag from Whole Foods Market 365 and our three Friends partners.

Community Giving Day

On opening day, the store will host a “5 Percent Day” where 5 percent of the store’s net sales will be donated to the Fort Greene Park Conservancy.

For more, visit the Whole Foods Market 365 websiteFacebookInstagram and Twitter, and follow Whole Foods Market NYC on Instagram.

For media inquiries, or to schedule a media tour before or on opening day, please email NEMedia@wholefoods.com.

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Whole Foods Market 365 to open new store in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NEW YORK, 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market 365 will open its first store on the East Coast in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The 40,000 square foot Fort Greene location at 292 Ashland Place will be the seventh Whole Foods Market 365 location in the country. Whole Foods Market 365 stores feature a curated mix of Whole Foods Market quality products in a friendly, convenient and value-driven environment.

All products sold in the store will meet Whole Foods Market’s rigorous quality standards and are free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats. The store will feature an array of organic products, GAP 5 Step Animal Welfare rated meat, sustainable seafood, freshly prepared grab-and-go items and a variety of products tailored for individuals with special diets.

“We are thrilled to open the very first East Coast Whole Foods Market 365 in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn,” said Jeff Turnas, president of Whole Foods Market 365. “Whole Foods Market 365 will provide a fantastic combination of convenience, quality and value to families, students and commuters alike.”

The store will include a coffee bar and artisanal bakery by Orwashers, a 100% plant-based burger joint by Next Level Burger and an organic juice bar by Juice Press as part of the Friends of 365 program. Through the program, the company partners with outside chefs, food and lifestyle brands and culinary influencers to bring shoppers innovative in-store experiences. These Friends share Whole Foods Market’s quality standards and have unique expertise in a cuisine, concept or product.

For more, visit the Whole Foods Market 365 websiteFacebookInstagram and Twitter.


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Whole Foods Market signs leases for new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Brooklyn, New York, and Oakland, California

AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Feb-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced that it has signed leases for new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Brooklyn, New York, and Oakland, California.

The Brooklyn store, located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, is the first 365 by Whole Foods Market store planned for New York. The company has previously announced six locations in California, including its first store, which opened in May 2016 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. This store will be located in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood.

The grocer also announced today that its Cedar Park, Texas, store will open on April 26. Two Austin-area companies, Easy Tiger and JuiceLand, will be featured in the store through the grocer’s Friends of 365 program. Easy Tiger will serve their full menu, including beer, wine, coffee and baked goods. JuiceLand will serve light snacks, juices and smoothies.

“We’re excited to bring the 365 experience to Cedar Park in our hometown community of Greater Austin,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We have some great Friends for this location, who will bring shoppers incredible local products that Austinites know and love.”

The first three 365 by Whole Foods Market stores—Silver LakeBellevue and Lake Oswego— opened in 2016.

365 by Whole Foods Market stores provide a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience. The stores feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading standards in a shopping environment that’s enjoyable and convenient.

More details will be announced closer to the stores’ grand openings. For the latest updates, visit www.365bywfm.com.

Darrah Gist

Lauren Bernath

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Whole Foods Market announces Tri-State area’s first 365 by Whole Foods Market location in Brooklyn

AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced today (Jan. 20, 2017) that the Tri-State area’s first 365 by Whole Foods Market location will be in Brooklyn.

“365 is all about quality, value and convenience,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We’re thrilled to bring our fresh new format to shoppers in Brooklyn.”

The store will be located at 300 Ashland Place, in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The store’s opening date has not been set.

“We are so excited to bring the area’s first 365 store to Brooklyn,” said Christina Minardi, president of Whole Foods Market Northeast Region. “We opened our first Whole Foods Market store in the city in 2001, and our first Brooklyn store opened in 2013. Now we can’t wait to introduce our new store concept to Brooklynites.”

The first three 365 by Whole Foods Market stores—Silver Lake, Bellevue and Lake Oswego— opened in 2016. 365 currently has 23 store leases in development. The next 365 by Whole Foods Market store is set to open in April 2017 in Cedar Park, Texas.

Whole Foods Market’s 11th New York City store will open this month at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.


Darrah Gist

Lauren Bernath

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. opens a unique shopping venue in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Shopping Venue Features Shopping, Dining, Live Events and More

UNION, N.J., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) today ( Jan. 10, 2017) announced the grand opening of a unique shopping venue in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Located at 850 3rd Avenue, “BEYOND at Liberty View” houses four of the Company’s brands under one roof, including Bed Bath & Beyond®, Face Values®, buybuy BABY® and Cost Plus World Market®.  Beyond the experience of these four great stores, the Company has created a fun and productive shopping destination for the entire family featuring a variety of dining options, including a full-service restaurant, as well as live events, such as cooking demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and more.

As part of the Company’s commitment to do more for and with its customers, “BEYOND at Liberty View” was designed to offer a high level of customer service that is inspirational, along with expanded offerings, in-store experts, and more differentiated product, services and solutions. Customers already familiar with Bed Bath & Beyond’s family of brands are able to take advantage of several new and enhanced services with an expansive assortment of products across multiple categories in the home, baby and, health and beauty space. Digital tools assist customers in providing a seamless and personalized shopping experience, including interactive shopping tools to find the item to fit a specific need. The venue also features a dedicated area called “The Beyond Room,” for customers to work with the Company’s in-house experts for concierge services, such as personal shopping, registry and soon-to-come, decorating services.

In addition to the retail space, “BEYOND at Liberty View” includes a unique, food hall-style dining experience. The Bay Market Kitchen serves casual American cuisine and locally brewed craft beer, wine and growlers. In addition to the restaurant, there are seasonal market food pods on the second floor, which feature Brooklyn-based Toby’s Estate Coffee espresso drinks, drip and pour-over coffee and locally-sourced treats and snacks. An event space, named 71 at BEYOND, has been specially designed for cooking classes, product demonstrations, food sampling, how-to sessions and more, to better serve our customers.

“We are thrilled to open BEYOND at Liberty View in the thriving and dynamic Sunset Park community and offer our customers a unique shopping destination featuring a broad assortment of products and outstanding customer service that is common to all of our brands,” said Barry Feld, Chief Executive Officer of Cost Plus World Market, who helped spearhead the project on behalf of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. “We are also excited to be opening our first full Cost Plus World Market store experience in Brooklyn, and to be part of this growing and diverse neighborhood,” Feld added.

Bed Bath & Beyond (www.bedbathandbeyond.com) is delighted to expand its product offerings by supporting the local design community and offering a “Born in Brooklyn” section inside the store, presenting Brooklyn-based designers and their products in a format that is exclusive to the Sunset Park location. In addition, the store features a Drapery Design Gallery for custom window treatments and a Technology Shop including products that provide ‘the connected home’ experience. The store also includes concierge, personal shopping, registry, and home delivery services.

Face Values (www.harmondiscount.com) features a selection of approximately 20,000 items from the cosmetics, health and beauty categories including popular name brand cosmetics and personal care products, nutritional bars and an extensive assortment of trial and travel size products at everyday low prices. With beauty advisors and makeup stations in-store, Face Values is the place for those who love health and beauty products mixed with a little pampering. And, unique to the Sunset Park location, customers are able to make an appointment (or walk in) with professional stylists to wash, blow and style their hair at the Blow In Blow Out Bar®.

buybuy BABY (www.buybuybaby.com) ensures that new and expectant parents have everything they need to confidently welcome their baby and navigate the transitions of life as a family. From a baby registry department and a nursery design center to baby gear and clothes, this Brooklyn location also features a book department with a reading and activity area and a stroller and car seat showroom, allowing new parents to explore different models to find the item that best fits their budget and lifestyle.

Cost Plus World Market (www.worldmarket.com) is already well known for its broad and unique assortment of home goods, including furniture, textiles, ceramics and glassware, home décor, artisan gifts, jewelry and accessories, and global food and beverages from around the world. The Sunset Park location has all of these departments as well as an expanded line of consumables, which includes “locally grown” products from Brooklyn, and also features room vignettes which offer the customer solutions for small-space urban living.

For more information and a calendar of upcoming events for “BEYOND at Liberty View,” visit www.bedbathandbeyond.com/brooklyn.

About the Company

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) is a retailer selling a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings which operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values, buybuy BABY and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus. Customers can purchase products from the Company either in-store, online, with a mobile device or through a contact center. The Company generally has the ability to have customer purchases picked up in-store or shipped direct to the customer from the Company’s distribution facilities, stores or vendors. In addition, the Company operates Of a Kind, an e-commerce website that features specially commissioned, limited edition items from emerging fashion and home designers; One Kings Lane, an authority in home décor and design offering a unique collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items; and PersonalizationMall.com, an industry-leading online retailer of personalized products. The Company also operates Linen Holdings, a provider of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, healthcare and other industries. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

The Company operates websites at bedbathandbeyond.com, bedbathandbeyond.ca, worldmarket.com, buybuybaby.com, buybuybaby.ca, christmastreeshops.com, harmondiscount.com, ofakind.com, onekingslane.com, personalizationmall.com, harborlinen.com and t-ygroup.com. As of December 21, 2016, the Company had a total of 1,548 stores, including 1,023 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, 279 stores under the names of World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus, 112 buybuy BABY stores, 80 stores under the names Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, and 54 stores under the names Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values.

Jessica Joyce

Janet M. Barth


Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. opens a unique shopping venue in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York


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Whole Foods Market announces the opening of its newest store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 26

BROOKLYN, N.Y., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest store on Tuesday, July 26 at 9 AM in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (238 Bedford Ave.). The highly anticipated Williamsburg store will be Brooklyn’s second Whole Foods Market location, featuring a vast selection of new and exclusive goods from favorite local vendors. Opening day will kick off with the company’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:45 AM followed by an array of tastings, vendor samplings, sales, and giveaways!

In line with Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the local community, the Williamsburg store has named the Brooklyn Public Library as the 5% Community Giving Day Partner. The Brooklyn Public Library will receive 5% of the store’s sales from opening day to benefit the library’s eco-learning programs before the 2018 opening of its Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center. Additionally, Whole Foods Market Gowanus will also be donating 5% of its sales on July 26th to the Library.

To give shoppers something more to be excited about, Whole Foods Market Williamsburg is partnering with Brooklyn-based natural colorist and fashion designer Audrey Louise Reynolds to giveaway a custom, one-of-a-kind tote bag to the first 250 shoppers on opening day. Dubbed as the “fashion world’s artisanal fabric dyer” by The New York Times, Reynolds will also be launching her line of sustainable dyes (ALR Dyes) within the store’s Whole Body department.

Social media savvy shoppers should keep an eye on the store’s various channels (@wfmbrooklyn) for giveaways with local favorite, PINTRILL. Whole Foods Market Williamsburg has partnered with the pop-culture savvy pin company to create two pins featuring an Avocado Toast and a Kale Tattoo made exclusively for the store opening. To purchase these pins, simply visit PINTRILL.com or the company’s flagship location in the area.

At 51,000 square feet, Whole Foods Market Williamsburg will be providing local residents with a vast and unparalleled selection of high quality natural and organic goods, in addition to a variety of unique dining and first-to-market store innovations. All products meet the retailer’s strict quality standards.

“Having lived in and around Williamsburg for the last decade, I’m thrilled to be opening a Whole Foods Market in the neighborhood my family and I call home,” said Store Team Leader, Sam Baris. “The team has put a lot of thought and hard work into creating a store that really caters to the diverse community, and we hope that’s apparent in everything from the store’s design and prepared food offerings to each and every single product on shelves.”

Whole Foods Market recently announced the vast variety of in-store venues that will make up the “WFM Food Hall.” Specifically, shoppers can expect to find some of New York City’s most beloved and up-and-coming favorites such as Luke’s Lobster’s Tail Cart, No. 7 Veggie, and East Coast Poke. Neighborhood favorite OddFellows Ice Cream Co. will be offering shoppers a rotating menu of its seasonal flavors served from its signature ice cream cart. Paying homage to Williamsburg’s storied roots, the retailer is also introducing a new venue concept called N4—a restaurant and tap room offering an all-natural take on the traditional Jewish delicatessen. N4 will feature an array of exclusive wines on draft from Red Hook Winery, craft cocktails featuring New York state liquors, and menu items such as Fried Matzo Balls, Pastrami Hash & Egg, and Portobello Pastrami.  The store will also offer, Layered, a breakfast and snack concept focused on vegan and paleo options, and classic prepared food offerings including pizza, sushi, coffee, juice and other daily chef-made creations.

In addition, every department will be featuring an unrivaled selection of premium and locally sourced goods and first-to-market innovations. For a full list of product exclusives, go here.

  • Grocery: With so many amazing local producers in Brooklyn, it’s no wonder that this store is filled with new and exclusive products such as an all-butter, ready-to-bake frozen pie crust from Four & Twenty Blackbirds, artisanal waffle cones from The Konery, Vista Hermosa corn tortillas made fresh daily at Tacombi Flatiron, and freshly milled flours available in the Bulk section from Brooklyn Bread Lab and Maine Grains.
  • Produce: There will be a variety of ways to improve the way you shop for produce at the Williamsburg store. Baldor Specialty Foods will launch a digital kiosk giving shoppers the opportunity to special order unique culinary items typically only available to the metro area’s top chefs. Gotham Greens will be introducing fresh pesto, available in both classic and vegan varieties, plus fresh Thai and Purple Basil. Gotham Greens will also introduce “Ugly Greens,” greens and herbs that are slightly imperfect on the outside and perfectly delicious on the inside. To help further reduce food waste and generate additional revenue for farmers, the store will be introducing an “Imperfect Produce” program, offering customers the opportunity to purchase select “cosmetically-challenged” produce at a lower price.
  • Bakery: The Williamsburg store will house an in-store bakery creating breads, cakes, pastries and more! In addition, it will be a new home to Roberta’s array of baked goods and pastries, including a sunflower spelt loaf and their incredibly popular and delicious sticky buns.  The store will also be using flour provided by the Brooklyn Bread Lab to create a variety of new and exclusive items.
  • Meat: Shoppers can rest assured knowing that all meat sold in stores were raised to the retailer’s strict standards and have been certified to the 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating System. Get to know the skilled butchers behind the counter who can cut to order and help you choose the best meat for your occasion based on your budget. As a special feature to this location, shoppers can expect a full and expanded variety of ready-to-cook meat items.
  • Seafood: Whether you’re interested in sustainably caught wild seafood or Responsibly Farmed, Whole Foods Market’s fishmongers have the freshest, highest quality seafood. Fans of ceviche will be pleased to know that they can choose their choice of fish and the store’s knowledgeable fishmongers will add the marinade.
  • Specialty: In addition to some of the finest cheeses sourced locally, domestically and from around the world, the Williamsburg location will be offering five new cheeses from Crown Finish Caves, based out of Crown Heights. Beer aficionados can rejoice as Brooklyn Brewery will be launching a special “West coast-style” IPA called Area 291 specifically for this opening. Transmitter Brewing will also be launching a hoppy, Belgian-style ale called WF-1 that will be packaged in single, 25 oz. bottles with a cork. Coffee enthusiasts can enjoy the exclusive “Williamsburg” blend from local favorite Toby’s Estate, roasted specially for preparation as a cold brew.
  • Whole Body: The department will feature a variety of products sourced from local vendors including fun food pun cards designed by artist Jenny Acosta, as well as additional personal care and beauty items with top-of-the-line natural and organic ingredients, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and baby care items.

For additional information and future announcements, please visit the store’s social media channels: Facebook.com/wholefoodsbrooklyn  and Twitter & Instagram @wfmbrooklyn


Michael Sinatra
551.574.8031 (cell)

Jessica Ventura
212.829.0002 ext.104

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