Whole Foods Market® opens new store in the Milwaukee area

Newest Whole Foods Market Offers Gourmet Sausages, 20-Tap Tavern, and Juice Bar for Shoppers

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market® (Nasdaq: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic grocer, opened its newest store in the Milwaukee area, Wednesday, Feb. 24. The new 47,563 square-foot store at 11100 W. Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa celebrated the grand opening with over a thousand shoppers, lively music and tasty food samples.

“We received such a warm welcome from the Tosa community today,” says Ted Beres, Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa, Store Team Leader. “It is such a privilege to serve all the amazing people in our new community and hope they enjoy the many high-quality natural and organic foods, and the warm, inviting venues featured in this store.”

Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa features a variety of new, chef-driven prepared food offerings as well as classic Whole Foods Market fare for shoppers to choose from including:

  • The Juice Bar serving fresh juices and smoothies, and for the first time in Whole Foods Market Midwest stores, Farmstand Freeze – a simple frozen treat made with freshly pureed fruits and vegetables, slightly sweetened with dates or honey.
  • The Tosa Tavern’s 20 taps pour a rotating selection of rare and hard to find brews such as Gumball Head from Three Floyds Brewery, Pentagram and Darkness from Surly Brewing, Abyss from Deschutes Brewery, Fantasy Factory IPA from Karben4 Brewing and Peanut Butter Victory at Sea by Ballast Point, Brutus and Outboard Cream Ale infused with Cinnamon Plum Tea from Milwaukee Brewing Company, Sweet Potato Stout from Bell’s Brewery, Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout from Central Water’s Brewing, Infectious Groove by O’so Brewing, and two handles of New Glarus.
  • The Coffee Bar offers light, medium and dark roasted coffees, espresso drinks, blended coffee beverages, cold brew coffee and house made Vietnamese cold brew, as well as delicious frozen custard.
  • Cookshack featuring burgers, sausages, sandwiches and fried fish selections.
  • Other exciting features include: self-serve pizza station, hot bar, salad bar, sushi, and many other grab-and-go meals and sides.

With a large variety of custom-cut meats, organic and local produce, and pantry staples, Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa is the go-to grocer for every level of food explorers. Highlights include:

  • Responsibly grown, fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Gourmet sausages made in-house with Lakefront Brewery Riverwest Stein Amber Ale
  • Full scratch bakery making fresh baked breads daily
  • In-house smoked bacon and seafood, and dry-aged steaks
  • Over 150 back-to-basics bulk pantry items and over 60 bulk spices
  • Over 1000 wines, 400 beers, and 200 cheeses

To celebrate opening day, Whole Foods Market hosted its version of a ribbon cutting called a “Bread-Breaking Ceremony” with the Mayor of Wauwatosa, Kathleen Ehley; Whole Foods Market Team Members and Wauwatosa neighbors. Gift cards with a mystery value ranging from $5 to $50 were passed out to the first 500 customers. One lucky customer received a mystery gift card with a value of $500. Doors officially opened at 9 a.m.

Whole Foods Market’s Wauwatosa store will also empower Team Members and customers to support local causes. In celebration of opening week, the store will hold five “Days of Community Giving,” where 1 percent of each day’s sales will go toward a local not-for-profit including:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Education Foundation of Wauwatosa
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
  • Friday, Feb. 26 – Eisenhower Elementary School PTA
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 – Zoological Society of Milwaukee
  • Sunday, Feb. 28 – Wauwatosa Historical Society

Whole Foods Market’s One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to customers who bring their own bags for shopping and helps develop stronger communities.  At the register, customers will have the option to receive a 10-cent per bag refund as cash back off their purchase or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa’s first One Dime at a Time recipient will be West Suburban YMCA.

Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa joins two other locations in Wisconsin: 2305 N. Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee, and 3313 University Ave. in Madison.

Whole Foods Market hired approximately 120 Team Members for the new location.

EXPERTS

Michael Bashaw
President – Midwest Region

Michael Bashaw’s career with Whole Foods Market started 20 years ago as a Bread and Circus Team Member in the North Atlantic Region.

Whole Foods Market® opens its newest store in Wauwatosa Milwaukee

Newest Whole Foods Market Offers Gourmet Sausages, 20-Tap Tavern, and Juice Bar for Shoppers

Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, 2016-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market®, the world’s leading natural and organic grocer, opens its newest store in the Milwaukee area, Wednesday, Feb. 24. The new 47,563 square-foot store at 11100 W. Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa will celebrate the grand opening with music, food and many more surprises for all who attend.

“We are so thrilled to join the Tosa community, and hope everyone can make it out to celebrate the second Whole Foods Market in the Milwaukee area with us,” says Ted Beres, Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa, Store Team Leader. “We have a fantastic store full of the best tasting natural and organic foods, and we are very excited to share some of the delicious food options including house made gourmet sausages, house smoked bacon, and a new frozen treat made with freshly pureed fruits and vegetables called Farmstand Freeze with our new community.”

Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa features a variety of new, chef-driven prepared food offerings as well as classic Whole Foods Market fare for shoppers to choose from including:

  • The Juice Bar serving fresh juices and smoothies, and for the first time in Whole Foods Market Midwest stores, Farmstand Freeze – a simple frozen treat made with freshly pureed fruits and vegetables, slightly sweetened with dates or honey.
  • The Tosa Tavern’s 20 taps pour a rotating selection of rare and hard to find brews such as Gumball Head from Three Floyds Brewery, Pentagram and Darkness from Surly Brewing, Abyss from Deschutes Brewery, Fantasy Factory IPA from Karben4 Brewing and Peanut Butter Victory at Sea by Ballast Point.
  • The Coffee Bar offers light, medium and dark roasted coffees, espresso drinks, blended coffee beverages, cold brew coffee and house made Vietnamese cold brew, as well as delicious frozen custard.
  • Other exciting features include: self-serve pizza station, hot bar, salad bar, sushi, sandwiches, and many other grab-and-go meals and sides.

With a large variety of custom-cut meats, organic and local produce, and pantry staples, Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa is the go-to grocer for every level of food explorers. Highlights include:

  • Responsibly grown, fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Gourmet sausages made in-house with Lakefront Brewery Riverwest Stein Amber Ale
  • Full scratch bakery making fresh baked breads daily
  • In-house smoked bacon and seafood, and dry-aged steaks
  • Over 150 back-to-basics bulk pantry items and over 60 bulk spices
  • Over 1000 wines, 400 beers, and 200 cheeses

As America’s Healthiest Grocery Store, what goes on the body is just as important as what goes in the body. Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa marks the first brick-and-mortar destination in the Midwest for the widely popular online cosmetic and facial care product line, W3LL People.

To celebrate opening day, Whole Foods Market will host its version of a ribbon cutting called a “Bread-Breaking Ceremony” with Whole Foods Market Team Members and Wauwatosa neighbors at 8:45 a.m., followed by food samples, entertainment, and gift cards for the first 500 customers with a mystery value ranging from $5 to $50. One lucky customer will receive a mystery gift card with a value of $500. Doors officially open at 9 a.m.

Whole Foods Market’s Wauwatosa store will also empower Team Members and customers to support local causes. In celebration of opening week, the store will hold five “Days of Community Giving,” where 1 percent of each day’s sales will go toward a local not-for-profit including:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Education Foundation of Wauwatosa
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
  • Friday, Feb. 26 – Eisenhower Elementary School PTA
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 – Zoological Society of Milwaukee
  • Sunday, Feb. 28 – Wauwatosa Historical Society

Whole Foods Market’s One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to customers who bring their own bags for shopping and helps develop stronger communities.  At the register, customers will have the option to receive a 10-cent per bag refund as cash back off their purchase or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa’s first One Dime at a Time recipient will be West Suburban YMCA.

Whole Foods Market currently has two locations in Wisconsin: 2305 N. Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee, and 3313 University Ave. in Madison.

Whole Foods Market hired approximately 120 Team Members for the new location.

EXPERTS:

Michael Bashaw
President – Midwest Region

Michael Bashaw’s career with Whole Foods Market started 20 years ago as a Bread and Circus Team Member in the North Atlantic Region.

Whole Foods Market opens its new 47,563 square foot store in Wauwatosa on February 24, 2016

New Store Marks 2nd Whole Foods Market in Milwaukee Area

Wauwatosa, WI, 2016-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, opens its new 47,563 square foot store located at 11100 W. Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa, Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The much-anticipated store will provide residents in and around the Wauwatosa community with fresh, high quality foods in a convenient and contemporary setting.

“At Whole Foods Market, we have a deep passion for fresh, flavorful natural and organic foods and we are elated to open a store for the Wauwatosa and surrounding communities,” says Whole Foods Market Wauwatosa Store Team Leader, Ted Beres, “Whether looking for high-quality meats and poultry or everyday pantry staples, residents from the health conscious to devoted food enthusiasts will find what they’re looking for. We strongly believe that food in its purest state – free of artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, colorings and trans fat – is the best tasting and most nutritious food available.”

To celebrate opening day, Whole Foods Market will host its version of a ribbon cutting called a “Bread-Breaking Ceremony” with Whole Foods Market Team Members and Wauwatosa neighbors beginning at 8:45 a.m. Doors open and shopping officially begin at 9 a.m. The first 500 customers through the doors will receive a Whole Foods Market Gift Card with a mystery value between $5 and $50. One customer will receive a $500 gift card.

The Whole Foods Market experience is about the joy of eating and living well in good health. Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to touch, taste, and experiment with a wide variety of natural and organic foods free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Much more than a grocery store, Whole Foods Market is a community partner, a trusted resource for nutrition and health and a community-gathering place.

On the Shelves and In the Aisles
Featuring restaurant-quality prepared foods and the convenience of one-stop shopping, the store features a number of unique and enticing elements chosen specifically with the Wauwatosa community in mind. Highlights include:
·       5-Step Rated Meat: All beef, pork, chicken and turkey in the Meat Department comes from farms that have achieved certification in the Global Animal Partnership’s 5-StepTM Animal Welfare Rating Program, providing shoppers with a new level of transparency about how farm animals are raised.
·       Seafood from Sustainable Sources: The seafood counter has the highest quality standards for seafood in the business by working with scientists, fishermen, government agencies and environmental organizations such as the Marine Stewardship Council to gather information about aquaculture and wild-capture fisheries, ensuring customers can make the best environmental choices when purchasing seafood.
·       Salad and Hot Bars: The Wauwatosa and surrounding communities will love the freshly prepared salads, build-your-own salad fixings and hot entrees available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
·       Panini and Pizza Venues: Customers can choose from a variety of delicious pizza and panini sandwiches for quick lunch or dinner options.
·       Health Starts Here™ Program: This store will provide tools and education to help shoppers make healthier choices, including an assortment of specially crafted Health Starts Here dishes on the hot and cold food bars.
·       Bulk Department: Back-to-basics pantry items for all of the Wauwatosa and surrounding communities’ cooking needs.
·       Scratch Bakery: Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of freshly baked pastries including croissants, muffins, cookies, soft pretzels and more.

Also featured at this location:
·       More than 200 varieties of seasonal, organic and local produce, with a variety of hard-to-find items.
·       More than 200 varieties of natural, organic and local cheeses.
·       More than 50 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish, all harvested using sustainable practices.
·       A large variety of custom-cut meats from in-house butchers.
·       A robust and exciting selection of olives, artisanal butters and cheeses.
·       A vast array of vegetarian and vegan choices.
·       A large selection of luxurious natural body care items and cosmetics including bulk soaps.
·       Advanced nutritional supplements and vitamins made of only natural ingredients.
·       A beautiful selection of Whole Trade Guarantee fresh-cut flowers and plants.
·       Essential grocery staples, including Whole Foods Market’s own 365 Everyday Value® signature line of products offering the same high standards for taste and quality at everyday low prices.

Whole Foods Market currently has two locations in Wisconsin: 2305 N. Prospect Ave in Milwaukee, and 3313 University Ave in Madison.

Whole Foods Market is hiring approximately 120 Team Members for this new location.

EXPERTS

Michael Bashaw

President – Midwest Region

Michael Bashaw’s career with Whole Foods Market started 20 years ago as a Bread and Circus Team Member in the North Atlantic Region.