Whole Foods Market to celebrate at least one food holiday per month in 2017 with special offers

AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning with National Green Juice Day on Jan. 26, Whole Foods Market will celebrate at least one food holiday per month in 2017. Each event will be celebrated with an in-store offer as well as fun activations in the retailer’s social media channels.

Whole Foods Market is celebrating National Green Juice Day (Jan. 26) with $2 off any large made-in-house smoothie or juice for a full week from Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. This discount is available through a digital coupon on the Whole Foods Market mobile app.

This year’s monthly offers, which will be announced a week before each date, build on Whole Foods Market’s past food holiday celebrations, including 25-cent coffee on National Coffee Day, discounted bakery pies and pizzas for National Pi Day, 25-cent cookies on National Cookie Day, and a sale on organic cheese for last year’s National Cheese Lovers Day. In 2017, shoppers can expect a mix of past favorites and new celebrations.

“Whole Foods Market is all about sharing the love and joy of food, so we are thrilled to do just that with fun holidays throughout 2017,” said David Lannon, global vice president of operations for Whole Foods Market. “Customers can expect the same great deals they love in stores, as well as fun surprises and celebrations on our social media channels all year long.”

Contact:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

Source: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market announces the appointment of Angela Lorenzen as Regional President, Pacific Northwest region

BELLVUE, Wash., 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce that Angela Lorenzen has been named Regional President of the company’s Pacific Northwest region.

Lorenzen will oversee 22 stores in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two stores opening in Eugene, Ore. and Victoria, B.C. in September and November, respectively.

“I’m thrilled to lead our team in the Pacific Northwest region,” said Lorenzen. “This community cares deeply about natural and organic food and the story behind what’s on their plate. I’m focused on empowering our Team Members to meet the needs of this unique community and providing shoppers with the great experience they expect from Whole Foods Market.”

Previously, Lorenzen served Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region in various leadership roles including vice president and executive coordinator of Operations. She’s worked in five of the company’s California stores, including the Noe Valley store where she led the store’s opening.

“Angela is a results-driven leader with vast operational experience that has made her an incredible asset to Whole Foods Market,” said David Lannon, executive vice president of Operations at Whole Foods Market. “We’re thrilled to see her take on this role and continue to grow our business in the Pacific Northwest region.”

Contact:

Ann Marie Ricard
annmarie.ricard@curatorpr.com

Susan Livingston
susan.livingston@wholefoods.com

425.457.0090 (mobile)

Source: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market celebrates National Cookie Day with cookies for a quarter from Dec. 2 to 8

Retailer celebrates National Cookie Day all week with cookies for a quarter Dec. 2 to 8

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — From Dec. 2 to 8, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies will cost 25 cents apiece at all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. They are available daily while supplies last, limit three per customer.

“What can I say, our cookies rule! We’re excited to offer them to customers with such a sweet deal,” said David Lannon, Whole Foods Market’s executive vice president of operations. “And don’t forget the 365 Everyday Value milk, soy milk or almond milk for dunking!”

All bakery items at Whole Foods Market are made with cage-free eggs and non-bleached or bromated flour, and they contain no artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners or hydrogenated fats.

EXPERTS

David Lannon
Executive Vice President of Operations

A supermarket industry veteran of more than 20 years, David Lannon began his career in the Boston area in produce with Bread & Circus in 1986, working his way up to director of operations.

SOURCE: Whole Foods Market

 

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Whole Foods Market celebrates National Cookie Day with cookies for a quarter from Dec. 2 to 8

Whole Foods Market celebrates National Cookie Day with cookies for a quarter from Dec. 2 to 8

Whole Foods Market introduces new 25-cent offers beginning October 14 as part of the retailer’s “Love Fest” program

1.2 million cups of 25-cent coffee sold so far; grocer adds more discounts across departments

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is introducing new, 25-cent offers beginning October 14 as part of the retailer’s “Love Fest” program to celebrate customers. The promotion began with 25-cent cups of coffee during September, and the overwhelmingly positive response from customers inspired a fresh new round of 25-cent deals available through Nov. 3.

The 25-cent offers include:
• Oct. 14 – 27: Small oatmeal from the hot bar, until 10 a.m. daily.
• Oct. 28 –  Nov. 3: 12oz Allegro brewed tea or coffee

There is no limit per customer, and items are available daily while supplies last.

“Love Fest has been a meaningful way for us to connect with our customers, so we’re thrilled to bring them even more savings and surprises with our new 25-cent items,” said Whole Foods Market’s executive vice president of operations, David Lannon. “We always strive to bring shoppers more of what they value, so after seeing how much they enjoyed the great deal on coffee, we decided to create new offers. It’s just one way we’re doing a little something extra for customers during Love Fest.”

During the retailer’s 25-cent coffee promotion in September, Whole Foods Market sold more than 1.2 million 12-oz cups for a quarter, averaging 57,117 sold per day.

Whole Foods Market’s Love Fest will continue to feature promotions at the individual store and community levels to celebrate their local shoppers, as well as these national activities:
Weekly product offers – Each Wednesday through Tuesday, several featured products will be specially priced, many discounted by 40 or 50 percent. These sales are in addition to other discounts, promotions and everyday values throughout each store.
Customized events and giveaways – Every Whole Foods Market store will be creating their own distinct ways to say thanks and give back to customers, from special events to unexpected giveaways.
Social media surprises – As the top retailer on Twitter and a leader across multiple social platforms, Whole Foods Market will be sharing the love with its strong social communities. Followers should watch the brand’s national and local channels.

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Whole Foods Market introduces new 25-cent offers beginning October 14 as part of the retailer’s “Love Fest” program

Whole Foods Market introduces new 25-cent offers beginning October 14 as part of the retailer’s “Love Fest” program