Whole Foods Market 365 to open its first Ohio store in Akron on September 14

AKRON, Ohio, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market 365 will open its first Ohio store in Akron on September 14. The store will be the sixth Whole Foods Market 365 to open nationally. Located at 1745 W. Market Street, the store will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading standards in a shopping environment that’s welcoming and convenient.

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’re excited to bring the Whole Foods Market 365 experience to Ohio with our first store opening in Akron,” said Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market regional president. “Whole Foods Market 365 is where high quality meets value – the store will provide a streamlined shopping experience focused on convenience and quality for all shoppers, from college students to families.”

The 30,000-square-foot store will feature a coffee bar by Akron’s Artisan Coffee and Asian-inspired dishes from Fire Leaf a new concept created by Genji for 365 customers as part of the grocer’s Friends of 365 program, which collaborates with chefs and innovators who share our quality standards and have unique expertise in a cuisine, concept or product.

Shoppers can sign up for the 365 Rewards program for personalized offers and to save 10 percent on more than 100 products every day.

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

Contact:

MWmedia@wholefoods.com

Source: Whole Foods Market

Cleveland: Whole Foods Market will relocate its existing store on Chagrin Boulevard to the state-of-the art Pinecrest development

ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, in partnership with Fairmount Properties and their joint venture partners, announced today it will relocate its existing store on Chagrin Boulevard to the state-of-the art Pinecrest development. The new 45,000-square-foot store will be a part of the $230 million project located at I-271 and Harvard Road in Orange Village, Ohio.

“Whole Foods Market will be an extraordinary addition and a natural fit for Pinecrest,” said Randy Ruttenberg, principal at Fairmount Properties. “This exciting announcement will further Pinecrest’s unmatched experience given the number of best-in-class retail, restaurant, home and entertainment operators already committed.”

“We are proud of our history serving the Cleveland community,” said Scott Allshouse, president of Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “So, in an effort to continue to evolve and improve our commitment, we’re investing in this neighborhood, our customers and team members. This new site will help us continue to strive for the best experience possible with every trip to a Whole Foods Market.”

Whole Foods Market will join an impressive lineup of retailers, many of which are first-to-market for northeast Ohio. These include REI, a popular outdoor recreation store, Silverspot Cinema, a movie theater where guests enjoy dinner and drinks from luxurious leather seating, Pinstripes, a popular Italian bistro offering bowling and bocce, and Old Town Pourhouse, a vibrant, high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern.

Demolition is complete and site work is underway at Pinecrest.  When finished, this 58-acre mixed-use development will offer 400,000 sq. ft. of retail space featuring an eclectic blend of national, regional, and local stores, chef-driven restaurants, and entertainment venues. It will also include a mix of 150,000 square feet of class-A office space, a 150-room boutique hotel, and 90 new apartments, all with easy access along Interstate 271. Phase II, six months behind phase I, will feature several hundred residences tailored to a wide range of lifestyles – young professionals and empty nesters alike.

Fairmount Properties is serving as the lead developer for the project, working in a joint venture with Lennar Commercial, along with members of the DiGeronimo Family, long known in the community for their success at Independence Excavating and Independence Construction, as well as Lewanski Development.

EXPERTS

Scott Allshouse

President – Mid Atlantic Region

Scott Allshouse’s career in the grocery industry has spanned three decades, beginning at age 15.

PREIT announces new lease with Whole Foods Market to open at Exton Square Mall in Exton, PA

Addition will provide an extraordinary shopping experience

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2015-8-6— /EPR Retail News/ — PREIT (NYSE: PEI) announced a new lease with Whole Foods Market to open at Exton Square Mall in Exton, PA.

The 55,000-square foot store will complement the plans to redevelop the property, bringing a unique and engaging shopping experience this part of Chester County. Located on a site consisting of approximately 10 acres along Route 100, customers will gain improved access to the new addition as the existing mall, which will be remerchandised.

“The redevelopment of Exton Square Mall, with Whole Foods Market as a catalyst, will draw other distinctive and high quality retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues,” said Joseph Coradino, CEO of PREIT. “This project will better serve the region’s customers by offering a new experience and differentiated environment.”

Whole Foods Market currently has 424 stores worldwide, with 46 in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a leading natural and organic foods grocer, the company is committed to transparency and maintaining the industry’s highest quality standards, which don’t allow artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats in any of the food it sells.

“Satisfying, delighting and nourishing customers is a core value of Whole Foods Market, and this Exton location will provide us with yet another opportunity to do just that in the greater Philadelphia area,” said Whole Foods Market Regional President Scott Allshouse. “We strive to provide the highest quality products and handcrafted food and drink, including locally-grown and made items, as we live up to the name ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.'”

About PREIT
PREIT is a real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated retail shopping malls designed to fit the dynamic communities they serve. Founded in 1960 as Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, the Company owns and operates approximately 28 million square feet of space in properties in 12 states in the eastern half of the United States with concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region and Greater Philadelphia. PREIT is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol PEI. Information about the Company can be found at preit.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 88,000 team members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2014, the company had sales of more than $14 billion and currently has more than 405 stores in the United States, Canadaand the United Kingdom.

CONTACT:
Heather Crowell
VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
(215) 454-1241
crowellh@preit.com

Whole Foods Market to open store in Akron, Ohio

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2015-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease for a store in Akron, Ohio. The approximately 40,000-square-foot location will be part of West Point Marketplace. No opening date has been set.

This will be the company’s first store in Akron. There are currently seven Whole Foods Market stores operating in Ohio, and three more are in development.

“Thank you, Akron, for welcoming Whole Foods Market—we’re thrilled to be coming to the area,” said Scott Allshouse, president of Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “We recognize and respect the unique history of this location. As with every store, we aim not just to open in a community, but to really become a part of it. So we want to hear from you: what do you want in a store, and how can we best serve your needs?”

Whole Foods Market currently has 424 stores worldwide, with 46 in its Mid-Atlantic Region. As a leading natural and organic grocer, the company is committed to transparency and maintaining the industry’s highest quality standards, which don’t allow artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats in any of the food it sells.

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Whole Foods Market to open store in Akron, Ohio

Whole Foods Market to open store in Akron, Ohio

Whole Foods Market signs lease for a store at The Boro in Tysons Corner

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2015-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease for a store at The Boro, a new development in Tysons Corner near the Greensboro Metro station. The approximately 70,000-square-foot store will be a flagship location in the D.C. area – both in terms of size and innovative concepts. No opening date has been set.

“Tysons Corner is truly a growing hub for the D.C. area – it deserves a store that will evolve alongside of it,” said Scott Allshouse, president of Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “As a flagship location, we are dreaming up new innovations that will make this store unlike any other.”

The store will help anchor a high-quality blend of retail and dining options at The Boro. Located within walking distance of the new Greensboro Metro station, The Boro is at the heart of Tysons Corner near the intersection of Route 7 and Route 123 in Fairfax County, Virginia.

“We are very excited to welcome Whole Foods Market to The Boro,” said David Cheek, president and co-founder of The Meridian Group, which is developing The Boro. “Whole Foods is a major brand known for exceptional quality, and it will be an outstanding anchor for our new 3.7-million-square-foot development.”

The Boro will offer a vibrant mix of offices, apartments, condominiums, retail stores, restaurants and entertainment,with easy access from major roads and Metro’s popular new Silver Line. When complete, The Boro will consist of roughly 1.8 million square feet of residential space, 1.3 million square feet of office, 316,000 square feet of retail, and 250,000 square feet of hotel space.

Phase One of the project is planned to be completed in 2018. It will feature 945,000 square feet of apartments and condominiums, 154,000 square feet of retail (including the Whole Foods Market store and 84,000 square feet of storefront retail), a 112,000-square-foot cinema, 400,000 square feet of office space, and a 1-acre public park.

“With Whole Foods and a variety of other stores and restaurants, along with residential, commercial, and office space, The Boro will fast become a popular destination with a distinct sense of place as a live, work and play community,” Cheek said.  “It will be the true ‘town center’ of Tysons Corner, based on its design, scale and location.”

Whole Foods Market currently has 417 stores worldwide, with 44 in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a leading natural and organic foods grocer, the company is committed to transparency and maintaining the industry’s highest quality standards, which don’t allow artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats in any of the food it sells.

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