Whole Foods Market 365 to open its first store in Long Beach on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market 365 will open its first store in Long Beach and eighth store nationwide on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The 28,000 square foot store at 3881 Lakewood Boulevard will be the third Whole Foods Market 365 location in Southern California, joining Santa Monica and Silver Lake. Whole Foods Market 365 stores offer exceptional value, in a fun and convenient new format, all while maintaining Whole Foods Market’s rigorous quality standards.

That means all products sold in the store are free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and high-fructose corn syrup. 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 very excited to serve the Long Beach community with this new Whole Foods Market 365 store,” said Jeff Turnas, president of Whole Foods Market 365. “Customers will find a fun and modern take on the neighborhood grocery store, with great deals and convenient shopping options.”

The store will also include a dedicated restaurant by Yellow Fever and café by Groundwork Coffee 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.

Contact:

NCmedia@wholefoods.com

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Whole Foods Market 365 to open a new store in East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market today announced it has signed a lease for a new Whole Foods Market 365 store in East Austin. This will be the second Whole Foods Market 365 store in the Austin area, joining the Cedar Park location that opened in April 2017. This approximately 30,000 square foot store at the corner of IH-35 and East 5th Street will be part of the conveniently located, mixed-use Saltillo development in East Austin and is slated to open in 2019.

“We can’t wait to open this new Whole Foods Market 365 store on the East Side,” said Whole Foods Market 365 President Jeff Turnas. “At 365, customers will find familiar Whole Foods Market quality in an affordable, convenient and easy-to-shop new format, with plenty of fun surprises mixed in too.”

Whole Foods Market 365 stores offer a unique, convenient and value-focused shopping experience while maintaining all of Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading quality standards. Shoppers can look forward to a streamlined design, convenient technological innovations and a carefully curated product selection that includes everything from pantry staples to special-diet options.

All Whole Foods Market 365 locations also feature the “Friends of 365” program, which provides a collection of unique in-store culinary experiences and venues from innovative outside partners.

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

SOURCE:  Whole Foods Market

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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.

Contact:
NEmedia@wholefoods.com

Source: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market brings 365 experience to Santa Monica

LOS ANGELES, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market 365 in Santa Monica, located at 2121 Cloverfield Blvd. at Pico, will open Aug. 9.

The 26,668-square-foot store will feature a Groundwork coffee bar and Asian Box street food venue via the grocer’s Friends of 365 program.

“We’re excited to bring the 365 experience to Santa Monica,” said Jeff Turnas, president of Whole Foods Market 365. “This new location gives us an opportunity to bring the Santa Monica community the best of Whole Foods Market 365 with a streamlined shopping experience focused on quality and value, plus two amazing Friends partnerships.”

This will be the second 365 store in Los Angeles — Silver Lake opened in 2016.

Whole Foods Market 365 stores feature a curated mix of products that adhere to Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading standards in a shopping environment that’s enjoyable and convenient.

For store opening information visit 365bywholefoods.com. Shoppers can sign up for the 365 Rewards program for personalized offers and to save 10 percent on more than 100 products every day.

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365 by Whole Foods Market debuts at Greater Austin

365 by Whole Foods Market debuts at Greater Austin

Texas’ first 365 store to open in Greater Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — 365 by Whole Foods Market’s first Texas location will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in Cedar Park, following a bread-breaking ceremony with company officials and the community. Opening day will feature live music by Austin favorite Shinyribs and five percent of the day’s net sales will benefit Thinkery, Austin’s nonprofit children’s museum.

The store’s opening week celebration will kickoff with a parking lot party on Sunday, April 23. The family-friendly event, free to the public, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature local food and live music.

The 30,000-square-foot store, at 5001 183A Toll Rd, will offer a selection of grab-and-go prepared foods, grocery items, unique venues and retail innovations that streamline the shopping experience for customers seeking convenience and value on high-quality products without artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

The Cedar Park location includes full-service eateries from two Austin favorites: Easy Tiger, a local bakery and beer garden, serving a selection of brats, breads and pastries, and JuiceLand, a local juice legend, serving a full range of juices, smoothies and shots.

“Whether you’re looking for a quick in-and-out shop for a few items, stocking up on groceries for the week, grabbing a smoothie from JuiceLand, or meeting for a drink at Easy Tiger, you’ll find a blend of innovation and convenience in our store,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “From the food offerings to the design, we’ve built a foundation on the quality standards you’ve come to expect from Whole Foods Market in a fun new format that’s easy to navigate and is focused on value in every department.”

The Cedar Park store marks the beginning of a new wave of 365 stores, bringing greater ease to the grocery shopping experience through a blend of design, technology and experience.

Shoppers can register for the 365 Rewards Program, a digital loyalty program, offering customers added value, product recommendations and deals based on individual preferences. 365 rewards members will receive 10 percent off more than 100 items everyday. New rewards members will also receive $5 off a $25 purchase.

For details and announcements on all upcoming events, visit the 365 by Whole Foods Market website and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. RSVP for the April 23 pre-opening party here.

SOURCE:  Whole Foods Market

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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.

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 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.

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 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Redlands and South Lake Tahoe, CA, and Fairfax, VA

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced with its fourth quarter earnings that it has signed leases for new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Redlands and South Lake Tahoe, California, and Fairfax, Virginia. The stores will feature a simple, affordable and convenient shopping experience that offers the high quality standards that Whole Foods Market pioneered.

“We’re excited to bring our 365 by Whole Foods Market stores to more communities,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “Shoppers continue to look for convenient, high-quality grocery shopping experiences and we think that shoppers across the country will love this new store format.”

365 by Whole Foods Market has previously announced four locations in California: its first store, which opened in May in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, and planned locations in Concord, Claremont and Los Alamitos. The Fairfax store is the first 365 by Whole Foods Market location planned for Virginia.

The first three 365 by Whole Foods Market stores—Silver Lake, Bellevue and Lake Oswego— opened in 2016. There are currently 19 store leases in development.

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 quality standards in an environment that’s enjoyable and convenient for shoppers.

More details on store opening timing and Friends of 365 partners will be announced closer to the stores’ grand openings. For the latest updates, visit: www.365bywfm.com.

Contact:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

Source: Whole Foods Market

365 by Whole Foods Market opens its third store in Bellevue, Washington

BELLEVUE, Wash., 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third 365 by Whole Foods Market location opens on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. in Bellevue, Washington, at 10200 NE 4th Street in Bellevue Square.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the 30,000-square-foot store offers a thoughtful selection of grab-and-go  prepared foods, grocery items and retail innovations that streamline the shopping experience for customers who are seeking convenience and value on high quality products without any artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

“From the food offerings to the design, we’re excited to introduce people to a shopping experience that delivers on the quality standards they expect from Whole Foods Market in a fun new format that’s easy to navigate and is focused on value in every department,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “Whether you’re planning a quick stop on the way home from work for a grab-and-go dinner, stocking up on groceries for the week, or fueling up with a burrito after shopping, you’ll find a blend of innovation and convenience here that’s unmatched.”

Grab-and-Go

In the store’s large grab-and-go section, shoppers can find a range of healthy, prepared food options, priced by the container at small, medium and large. Shoppers can order hot dogs, tacos, bowls, and burritos, as well as pizza from self-serve kiosks. Prepared foods items meet the same quality standards as all products sold in the store. Menu highlights:

  • Eclectic hot dogs like the vegan “Carrot Dog” made with a braised carrot, tamarind chutney slaw, cilantro and avocado
  • Pizza offerings like the vegan veggie, made with Kite Hill ricotta and chicken bulgogi with sauce made from Bianco DiNapoli tomatoes
  • Hot and cold bars with global cuisines and rotating items like bibimbap and kimchee fried rice, chicken verde enchiladas and schichimi togorashi brussel sprouts
  • Soups include West African peanut, Tonkatsu chicken and vegatable soup, chicken Hlelem, and vegan coconut vegetable
  • Everyday items like brown rice, beans, tortillas and seasonal salads like cauliflower and radicchio

Veg

The store offers shoppers an expansive produce department, including “Veg Valley,” an enclosed area for chilled produce options.

  • A great selection of both organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables
  • An entire wall of bagged greens, salads and pre-prepped produce to help make eating more fruits and veggies easier
  • Many items sold by the each; customers can weigh and sticker their own items for convenience
  • Value priced floral selections at two price points: $5 and $10

Meat & Sea

Offers a wide variety of ready-to-cook items, including chicken, meat, pork, seafood and marinated selections of high-quality meats from animals raised without antibiotics and added hormones. All items are packaged for convenience. Includes:

  • Sustainably sourced fresh fillets, value priced, vacuum-packed fish and shellfish, and steaks and marinated options
  • Selection of 100 percent grass-fed organic beef
  • 365 by Whole Foods Market has full knowledge and traceability of all seafood and strives to source local options that meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards
  • All beef, chicken and pork are step-rated, using Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step® Animal Welfare rating system, and adhere to Whole Foods Market’s stringent quality standards

Total Pantry (grocery, bakery, supplements and body care)

This department offers shoppers great value on high quality everyday pantry staples without any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or hydrogenated oils.

  • Aisles are full of hundreds of favorite 365 Everyday Value™ products – from salty snacks to baking supplies, supplements and body care
  • All bakery items are in line with Whole Foods Market quality standards, and are made with cage-free eggs

Beverage

Features an assortment of kombucha and cold-pressed juices from Suja, Evolution Fresh, Temple Turmeric and REBBL, plus a curated collection of more than 400 wines, including eco-friendly and biodynamic options, a varied selection of special-occasion wines and fun beverages like sake and sangria. Highlights:

  • 365 by Whole Foods Market partnered with Banquet by Delectable, a smartphone app that scans wine labels and provides instant descriptions and ratings for customers seeking wine selections
  • The wide selection of wine is value-oriented; the majority of bottles are priced at or below $20. Shoppers will also find a handful of popular higher-end champagne offerings like Veuve Clicquot, which were thoughtfully selected by buyers
  • A large selection of chilled beer with an assortment of local craft beers, domestic favorites and unique imports

Chilled and Frozen

  • An assortment of yogurt, eggs, milk, including non-dairy milks and yogurts, like refrigerated rice soy, almond, coconut and flax; also, many shelf-stable milk alternatives: almond, soy, rice, quinoa, hemp
  • A frozen section of goodies, from entrees to ice cream, pizza and more
  • All eggs sold at 365 by Whole Foods Market are cage-free

Wild Ginger Kitchen

The “Friends of 365” program allows innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align with the mission and quality standards of Whole Foods Market to establish independent retail spaces inside the store. The Bellevue store’s “Friends of 365” partner is Wild Ginger Kitchen. The masterminds behind Wild Ginger and Triple Door will offer a more fast-casual take on their acclaimed fresh and flavorful Asian fare, with customized bowls and a seasonally inspired menu. Wild Ginger Kitchen opens in October 2016.

teaBOT

One of shoppers’ favorite stops in 365 by Whole Foods Market stores is the customizable tea station, teaBOT. It offers an efficient, self-serve kiosk, allowing customers to create personalized tea blends by choosing from a selection of 18 teas and herbal ingredients.

Allegro Coffee Bus

This funky take on an in-store coffee bar features brewed coffee, tea and espresso drinks served from a classic 1960s VW bus. The coffee bus hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.

Store Design

The Bellevue store and subsequent locations are designed with convenience and efficiency in mind to create an easy flow and a streamlined customer experience.

  • Each 365 by Whole Foods Market store features a signature piece of art that reflects the community in which it opens. “KaleVue” is a colorful and textured piece of art by Sebastien Leon
  • There are limited printed signs, all price tags are digital, and customers should be able to see the entire store as soon as they walk in
  • Additional amenities include home delivery via Instacart, free Wi-Fi available in seating areas throughout the store, and accessible parking

My 365 Rewards

Shoppers can take advantage of My 365 Rewards, a 100 percent digital loyalty program, offering personalized product recommendations, tailored content and special deals based on individual preferences.

  • “Gimme 10 Deals” provides 10 percent off products featured on the end caps and elsewhere throughout the store
  • Digital punch cards offer “buy 10 and get one free” deals on favorite items such as rotisserie chicken, Driscoll’s berries, organicgirl greens, and Evolution Fresh juices
  • Shoppers can sign up online and use their digital membership card or phone number at checkout to access their benefits

Opening Day Deals & Happenings

Throughout the store, customers will discover “Flash Finds,” featuring new products, seasonal items or unique offerings available for a limited time. Opening week highlights include Oro di Sicilia olive oil, Back to the Roots breakfast cereals, EatPops natural fruit and veggie ice pops, and Califia Farms citrus juices.

On opening day (Wednesday, Sept. 14), the first 365 shoppers will receive a free reusable shopping bag. The first 100 shoppers will receive gift cards in varying amounts – from $5 to $365.

For details on what’s inside the store, as well as featured deals and everyday values in each aisle, click here, follow us on Facebook or @365bywholefoods on Instagram and Twitter.

Store Contact Information:

Drew Stout, Store Team Leader (drew.stout@wholefoods.com)
365 by Whole Foods Market
10200 NE 4th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 453-4708

Source: 365 by Whole Foods Market

365 by Whole Foods Market will open its third location on Sept 14 in Bellevue, Washington

Seattle-based Wild Ginger Kitchen selected as new store’s ‘Friend of 365’

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — 365 by Whole Foods Market™, the new evolution of grocery stores from Whole Foods Market, announced today that its third location will open Sept. 14, in Bellevue, Washington. The new store will be located in Bellevue Square (300 Bellevue Square) and will also be home to a new Friend of 365 partner, Seattle-based Wild Ginger Kitchen.

“We saw downtown Bellevue as an ideal choice for our third store because it is a rapidly growing community,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We anticipate that Bellevue, like Silver Lake, will appeal to a broad set of customers who are excited by a new shopping experience, as well as current customers who are familiar with our quality standards and shop at the nearby Whole Foods Market. We think the addition of a high-quality grocery store to The Bellevue Collection will appeal to customers who are looking for a grab-and-go lunch option, as well as those looking to do a full grocery shop.”

As a Friend of 365, Wild Ginger Kitchen will have an independent fast-casual dining area inside the store. Customers will be able to enjoy a meal in the store or take away a quick, healthy lunch or dinner. Wild Ginger Kitchen is a local favorite culinary destination that creates fast, fresh and flavorful Asian food at affordable prices. The menu will be prepared by the same masterminds behind notable restaurants Wild Ginger and Triple Door, however, Wild Ginger Kitchen will offer a more fast-casual take, with customized bowls and a seasonally inspired menu. Customers can choose from chicken, beef or vegan protein served with rice or noodles, as well as a variety of pickles and fresh toppings.

Each 365 by Whole Foods Market location includes at least one Friend of 365, to showcase and support innovative businesses and entrepreneurs.

“We are so excited to have Wild Ginger Kitchen as our Friend of 365 in Bellevue,” Turnas said. “Their culinary values completely align with 365 by Whole Foods Market’s customer-centric, foodie-focused business. We also love that Wild Ginger Kitchen keeps its concept fresh by continuously reinventing the menu, just as 365 by Whole Foods Market plans to stay fresh by evolving its prototype over time.”

The new Bellevue location will also offer shoppers the convenience of online ordering and delivery through Instacart.

The first 365 by Whole Foods Market store opened May 25, 2016 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles; a second location will open July 14 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The company expects to open as many as 10 10 stores in 2017.

Jeff Turnas
President – 365 by Whole Foods Market

Jeff Turnas is president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market’s new retail store brand in June 2015.

Press Contacts:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

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365 by Whole Foods Market will open its third location on Sept 14 in Bellevue, Washington

365 by Whole Foods Market will open its third location on Sept 14 in Bellevue, Washington

 

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365 by Whole Foods Market opens May 25 in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake

Offers craft brew bar, a “Carrot Dog,” custom tea blends; retailer unveils loyalty program

LOS ANGELES, 2016-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first 365 by Whole Foods Market location opens Wednesday, May 25, at 9 a.m. in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake at 2520 Glendale Blvd., following a cake-cutting ceremony with 365 by Whole Foods Market leaders and the community.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the 28,000-square-foot store offers a thoughtful selection of grab-and-go prepared foods, grocery items, unique venues and retail innovations that streamline the shopping experience for customers seeking convenience and value on high quality products without artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

“Whether you’re looking for a quick in-and-out shop for a few items, stocking up for the week, or having a sit down dinner at by CHLOE. with a beer from Allegro’s craft brew bar, you’ll find a blend of innovation and convenience,” said Jeff Turnas, president, 365 by Whole Foods Market. “From the food offerings to the design, we’ve built a foundation on the quality standards you’ve come to expect from Whole Foods Market in a fun new format that’s easy to navigate and focused on value in every department.”

Grab-and-Go

In the large grab-and-go section with an array of prepared foods options, shoppers can order hot dogs, bowls made with quinoa, rice and veggies and pizza from self-serve kiosks. Prepared foods items meet the same quality standards as all products sold in the store. Menu highlights:

  • Eclectic hot dogs like the vegan “Carrot Dog” made with a braised carrot, tamarind chutney slaw, cilantro and avocado served on a bun from Los Angeles-based Larder Baking Company and
  • Pizza offerings like the vegan veggie made with Kite Hill ricotta and chicken bulgogi with sauce made from Bianco DiNapoli tomatoes.
  • Hot and cold bars with rotating items like bibimbap and kimchee fried rice, chicken verde enchiladas and schichimi togorashi brussel
  • Soups include West African peanut, Tonkatsu chicken and vegetable soup, chicken Hlelem, and vegan coconut vegetable
  • Everyday items like brown rice, beans, tortillas and seasonal salads like cauliflower and radicchio.

“Friends of 365”

  • Allegro Coffee craft brew bar – features cold brew coffee, beers on tap and a new spot for coffee or an after-work happy hour. With more than 65 indoor and outdoor seats, the menu has traditional espresso drinks, brewed coffee, loose leaf tea blends, plus wine and local beers on tap, including Los Angeles County-based 101 India Pale Cider, Ballast Point Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin and Imperial Stout from San Diego on Draft during opening week.  Wines by the glass include AIX Rosé, Criterion Collection Mendoza Malbec and Hedges CMS. Besides serving nitro and Vietnamese nitro cold brew on tap, skilled baristas will brew espresso drinks such as cortados, cappuccinos, Americanos and lattes; shoppers can choose from a selection of rotating pastries and savory items like a spinach feta pinwheel, strawberry oat scone or a pain au chocolate made by James Beard award-winning chef Suzanne Goin’s Los Angeles-based Larder Baking Company. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
  • teaBOT – Customizable tea station teaBOT, offers an efficient self-serve kiosk, allowing customers to create personalized tea blends by choosing from a selection of 18 teas and herbal ingredients.
  • by. CHLOE – With a vegan menu and intimate space with 38 seats and a communal dining counter, by CHLOE.’s first Los Angeles outpost offers Silver Lake residents and vegan food enthusiasts a new option for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or an afternoon snack. The menu features a selection of by CHLOE.’s signature items like the quinoa taco salad, sweet potato mac-and-cheese and ice creams such as “Kale Cookies + Cream” and “Boozy Banana Bourbon” made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.  All plant-based menu items are vegan and kosher. Hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. by. CHLOE opens after Memorial Day.

Veg

Offers 5,000 square feet of produce with an extensive selection of organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables and “veg valley,” an enclosed area for chilled produce.

  • Many items sold by the each and customers can weigh and sticker their own items
  • Value priced floral selections at two price points: $5 and $10.

Meat & Sea

Offers nearly 30 ready-to-cook items including chicken, meat, pork, seafood and marinated selections of high-quality meats from animals raised without antibiotics and added hormones. All items are packaged for convenience. Includes:

  • Sustainably sourced fresh fillets, value priced, vacuum-packed fish and shellfish, and steaks and marinated options.
  • Selection of 100 percent grass-fed organic beef and organic chicken.
  • 365 by Whole Foods Market has full knowledge and traceability of all fresh seafood and strives to source local options that meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards.
  • All beef, chicken and pork are step-rated, using Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step® Animal Welfare rating system, and adhere to Whole Foods Market’s stringent quality standards.

 

Total Pantry (grocery, bakery, bulk, supplements and body care)

From a large selection of salty snacks to baking supplies, supplements and body care, the departments has options for everyday grocery needs.

  • An assortment of frozen meals, pet food products and hundreds of 365 Everyday Value™ products.
  • A bulk section with grains, flours, nuts, spices and candies available by the pound.

Beverage:

Features an assortment of kombucha and cold pressed juices from Suja, Evolution Fresh, Temple Turmeric and REBBL, plus a curated collection of more than 400 wines, including eco-friendly and biodynamic options, a varied selection of special-occasion wines and fun beverages like sake and sangria. Highlights:

  • 365 by Whole Foods Market partnered with Banquet by Delectable, a smartphone app that scans wine labels and provides instant descriptions and ratings for customers seeking wine selections.
  • The wide selection of wine is value-oriented; the majority of bottles are priced at or below $20. Shoppers will also find a handful of popular higher-end champagne offerings like Veuve Clicquot, which were thoughtfully selected by buyers.
  • Local wines include selections from Mesa Corazon (San Diego), Forces of Nature (Paso Robles) and Alma Rosa (Buellton).
  • Thirty-two feet of chilled beer with an assortment of local craft beers, domestic favorites and unique imports. Local beer offerings include Angel City, Smog City, Golden Road, Strand Brewing and 101 Cider House.
  • Opening week deals include La Vieille Ferme’s red and white blends and rosé for $6 a bottle, and Red Stripe six packs for $6 each.

Chilled:

  • An assortment of yogurt, eggs, milk, including non-dairy alternative milks and yogurts, like refrigerated rice soy, almond, coconut and flax; also many shelf-stable options: almond, soy, rice, quinoa, hemp.
  • A frozen section with 124 feet of goodies, from entrees to ice cream, pizzas and more.
  • All eggs sold at 365 by Whole Foods Market are cage-free.

Store Design

The look and feel of the store is streamlined to match its product selection. The Silver Lake location and subsequent stores are designed with convenience and efficiency in mind, to create an easy flow and streamlined customer experience.

  • There are limited printed signs, all price tags are digital and customers should be able to see the entire store from where they stand when they walk in.
  • The space is accented with blues, reds and yellows, denoting an energetic, fresh vibe that complements the light shades of green and blue in the brand’s logo.
  • A colorful and textured piece of art reflective of the neighborhood, “Silver Kale,” by Sebastien Leon Agneessens serves to inspire team members.
  • Each 365 by Whole Foods Market store will feature a signature piece of art that reflects the community in which it opens.
  • Additional amenities include home delivery via Instacart, free Wi-Fi available in seating areas throughout the store, a bike lock-up section and accessible parking.

My 365 Rewards

The Silver Lake opening coincides with the launch of My 365 Rewards, a 100 percent digital loyalty program offering customers added value and personalized offers, product recommendations and deals based on individual preferences.

  • “Gimme 10 Deals” provide 10 percent off products featured on the end caps throughout the store and select items chilled and frozen.
  • Digital “Punch Buddy Cards” offer “buy 10 and get one free” on favorite items.
  • “Yay for You!” offers complement shoppers’ product preferences.
  • Shoppers can sign up online and can use their digital membership card or phone number at checkout.

Opening Day Deals & Happenings

Throughout the store, customers will discover “Flash Finds,” featuring new products, seasonal items or unique offerings available for a limited time. Opening week highlights include Frankie’s Spuntino olive oil, Momofuko Market Ssam sauce, CoolHaus ice cream, Pop Art popcorn and an assortment of hand-selected wines.

Additional grand opening deals include 365 by Whole Foods Market boneless skinless chicken breasts 5-Step® Animal Welfare Step 3 Rated for $3 a pound, seedless watermelon for $3 each, organic grass fed ground beef 5-Step® Animal Welfare Step 4 Rated for $5 a pound and pints of organic blueberries, two for $5.

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365 by Whole Foods Market opens May 25 in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake

365 by Whole Foods Market opens May 25 in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake

Whole Foods Market now with 19 leases signed for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced that it has signed another six leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores, bringing the total to 19 leases now signed. The new 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will be located in Akron and Toledo, Ohio; Bloomington, Indiana; Decatur, Georgia; and North Hollywood and Long Beach, California.

Whole Foods Market renegotiated leases in development for locations in Akron, Toledo and Bloomington, converting them from Whole Foods Market stores to 365 stores.

“Experience and efficiency were top-of-mind when making investments in developing these stores,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “Our new stores will give shoppers access to a thoughtful selection of high-quality food in a fun and efficient environment, whether it’s for a quick lunch stop or a weekly shopping trip.”

Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand, 365 by Whole Foods Market will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards, in a modern and streamlined retail environment. Additionally, customers can expect to find unique in-store experiences through a program called “Friends of 365.”

Three 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will open in 2016: the first on May 25, in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles; the second on July 14, in Lake Oswego, Oregon; and the third, this fall in Bellevue, Washington. As many as 10 additional 365 by Whole Foods Market stores are expected to open in 2017.

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365 by Whole Foods Market opens 2nd location in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Portland-based Next Level Burger and Canteen to be next ‘Friends of 365’

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — 365 by Whole Foods Market™, the new evolution of grocery stores by Whole Foods Market, announced today that its second location, in Lake Oswego, Oregon, will open July 14.

The store will host two new Friends of 365 partners that both originate from Portland, Oregon: Next Level Burger, a plant-based take on the classic American burger joint and Canteen, a fresh and healthy café and juice bar. Both ‘friends’ will establish shops within the new 365 by Whole Foods Market location and will feature specially curated menus that will further enhance the store experience. Next Level Burger will be serving up plant-based burgers, fries, shakes, hot dogs and organic salads alongside craft soda, local beer and kombucha. Canteen will feature design elements from its flagship store in Portland and will serve an innovative menu of organic juices and smoothies as well as a few other select items.

“Oregon is known throughout the country for an extremely creative and diverse food scene and we wanted to find partners that would be reflective of those qualities. We’ve made it a point to keep an open mind during the selection process, considering anything and everything. This time it was the team in the Pacific Northwest that helped us discover friends for this new store,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “They were huge fans of Next Level Burger and Canteen and suggested they would be a great fit. We’re really excited to welcome both and anticipate this 365 by Whole Foods Market location will become a Portland-area destination for healthy, fast casual eating as well as convenient grocery shopping.”

The Lake Oswego store will also offer shoppers the convenience of online ordering and delivery with Instacart, through its longstanding relationship with Whole Foods Market.

365 by Whole Foods Market stores are designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand by bringing fresh, healthy foods to a broader audience with a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience. Stores feature thoughtfully selected partners and products that adhere to Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading quality standards in an environment that’s fun and easy for shoppers. The Friends of 365 program is an opportunity for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align with the mission and quality standards of Whole Foods Market to transform the traditional grocery shopping experience and expand their reach by establishing independent retail spaces inside of 365 by Whole Foods Market stores. The first 365 by Whole Foods Market store location will open May 25, 2016 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. A third location will open in Bellevue, Washington, later this fall and up to 10 additional 365 by Whole Foods Market stores are expected to open in 2017.

EXPERTS
Jeff Turnas
President – 365 by Whole Foods Market
Jeff Turnas is president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market’s new retail store brand in June 2015.

365 by Whole Foods Market™ to open its first location on May 25 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles

Featuring ‘Friends of 365’ Allegro Coffee Company, teaBOT and by CHLOE.; partners Loomstate and Instacart

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Apr-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 7, 2016), 365 by Whole Foods Market™ announced it will open its highly anticipated first location on May 25 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market® (NASDAQ: WFM) brand by bringing fresh, healthy food to a broader audience with a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience, 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards in an environment that’s fun and convenient for shoppers.

Silver Lake’s 365 by Whole Foods Market will host several “Friends of 365” through partnerships with by CHLOE., as well as Allegro Coffee Company and teaBOT, a new retail platform that provides custom grab-and-go tea in under 30 seconds. Friends of 365 is an opportunity for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align with the mission and quality standards of Whole Foods Market to establish their own independent retail spaces inside of 365 by Whole Foods Market stores.

Allegro Coffee Company will expand its coffee experience with the craft brew bar, serving customers hot coffee, cold beer and a selection of food items. Toronto-based startup teaBOT will install an efficient self-serve kiosk, allowing customers to personalize tea by mixing up to three of 18 different teas and herbal ingredients. Popular New York -based vegan restaurant by CHLOE. will offer guests a diverse menu of plant-based foods, including burgers, salads, market specials, pastas and sweets, that can be enjoyed in the restaurant, taken to-go or to a communal dine-in experience elsewhere in the store.

“With each store, we’re looking to curate a unique experience. Allegro’s craft brew bar will provide a casual place for Silver Lake residents to relax before or after they shop, while teaBOT’s unique service will offer a quick, yet deeply personalized tea-making experience,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We’ve really dedicated ourselves to partnering with like-minded companies that are doing new and interesting things in their respective field to bring a truly unique shopping experience that complements our thoughtfully curated selection of foods.”

To provide shoppers with added convenience, 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will offer online ordering and delivery services through Instacart.

365 by Whole Foods Market also selected sustainable casual goods purveyor Loomstate to custom design team member apparel for its stores. Loomstate was chosen for its contemporary looks, sustainable practices and commitment to organic products.

The Silver Lake Los Angeles location will also feature hand-picked product selections from Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value® brand products as well as select local and branded products. Two additional 365 by Whole Foods Market locations will open in 2016 – in Bellevue, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Up to 10 stores are expected to open in 2017.

EXPERTS

Jeff Turnas

President – 365 by Whole Foods Market

Jeff Turnas is president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market’s new retail store brand in June 2015.

Whole Foods Market signs another five leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced that it has signed another five leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores, bringing the total to 13 leases now signed. The new 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will be located in Evergreen Park, Illinois; Gainesville, Florida; and Concord, Claremont and Los Alamitos, California.

365 by Whole Foods Market will offer a grocery shopping experience focused on making healthy, everyday shopping easy and affordable while upholding the same industry-leading quality standards that Whole Foods Market pioneered.

“We have assembled an amazing team of people who have been working tirelessly to create an innovative shopping experience that will appeal to new and existing Whole Foods Market customers,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We are all eagerly awaiting the opportunity to introduce 365 by Whole Foods Market with the opening of our first store in Los Angeles in just over 100 days.”

Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand, 365 by Whole Foods Market will feature a thoughtfully curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards, in a modern and streamlined retail environment. Additionally, customers can expect to find unique in-store experiences through a program called “Friends of 365.”

These new leases follow previously announced locations in Bellevue, Washington; Cedar Park, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco and Santa Monica, California. The first 365 by Whole Foods Market store will open this May in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Stores in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Bellevue, Washington, are slated to open in July and August, respectively. The company expects to open 10 stores before October 2017.

EXPERTS:

Jeff Turnas
President – 365 by Whole Foods Market

Jeff Turnas is president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market’s new retail store brand in June 2015.

Whole Foods Market signed leases for 3 new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Cedar Park, Texas, Cincinnati, and San Francisco

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its fourth quarter earnings report, Whole Foods Market announced that it has signed leases for three new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores.

The new leases are for locations in Cedar Park, Texas, Cincinnati, and San Francisco.

“We’re excited to have eight leases signed for our new store concept,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We continue to look for strong markets and locations where we can appeal to new customers seeking a fresh, healthy and convenient food experience.”

In July, Whole Foods Market announced leases for 365 by Whole Foods Market stores in Bellevue, Washington, Houston, Portland, Oregon, and Santa Monica, California, and also revealed that the first 365 store will be located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The first three store locations are slated to open in 2016, and up to 10 stores are expected to open in 2017.

Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand by bringing fresh, healthy foods to a broader audience with a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience, 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards in an environment that’s fun and convenient for shoppers.

EXPERTS

Jeff Turnas

President – 365 by Whole Foods Market

Jeff Turnas is president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market’s new retail store brand in June 2015.

Whole Foods Market announces the first five leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market brand

Up to five store locations to open in second half 2016; openings slated to double in 2017

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) announced the first five leases for its streamlined, value-oriented 365 by Whole Foods Market brand, with store openings scheduled through 2017.

The company disclosed leases for 365 by Whole Foods Market locations in Bellevue, Washington, Houston, Portland, Oregon, and Santa Monica, California, and also announced that the first 365 store will be located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Whole Foods Market currently operates 24 locations in the Los Angeles area. The company made the strategic decision to renegotiate the lease in development for the Silver Lake location, converting it from a Whole Foods Market to a 365 by Whole Foods Market store. In doing so, the new store will be able to open its doors more quickly, capitalizing on the operational efficiencies and talented team member base already available in the area.

“We are really excited about the progress we have made with securing real estate in markets where there is high demand for both quality food and value in a convenient format,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We think the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles is an ideal community to plant our first 365 store flag and bring a modern shopping experience that draws from the best innovations of Whole Foods Market stores and gives them a new expression. With a fresh format and a unique product assortment, we think 365 will offer convenience and value while providing the quality standards and transparency that consumers love and expect.”

The first store locations are slated to open in the second half of 2016. The company plans to double the number of 365 by Whole Foods Market store openings in 2017.

Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market brand by bringing fresh, healthy food to a broader audience with a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience, 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the company’s industry-leading quality standards in an environment that’s fun and convenient for shoppers.

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Whole Foods Market announces the first five leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market brand

Whole Foods Market announces the first five leases for its 365 by Whole Foods Market brand

Whole Foods Market, Inc. launches its new streamlined, value-focused brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market

Announces president of new smaller footprint, quality-meets-value stores opening in 2016

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced the name of its new streamlined, value-focused brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market. Slated to begin opening in 2016, the new stores will offer convenience and everyday low prices on natural and organic products that meet the company’s industry-leading quality standards.

Jeff Turnas, a 20-year Whole Foods Market veteran, will serve as president of 365 by Whole Foods Market and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Austin. Turnas has held various leadership positions on both the product and operations fronts, including president of the company’s North Atlantic Region, and most recently as president of its U.K. Region.

“We are excited to introduce 365 by Whole Foods Market to bring healthy foods to even more communities with a fresh, quality-meets-value shopping experience that’s fun and convenient,” Turnas said. “A modern, streamlined design with innovative technology and a carefully curated product mix will offer an efficient and rewarding way to grocery shop.”

“For the past 37 years, we have built our company by leading with high quality standards and continuous innovation. We are now excited for the next evolution to extend our offerings to a broader audience in a way that complements our successful Whole Foods Market brand,” Turnas said.

For more information, visit 365WFM.com.

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. launches its new streamlined, value-focused brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market, Inc. launches its new streamlined, value-focused brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market