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March 31, 2014

Whole Food Market will purchase four stores from New Frontiers Natural Marketplace.

March 5, 2014

Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets Inc. is expanding. The natural-foods supermarket chain expects to open 22 to 24 stores in fiscal 2014, including five locations in the Atlanta area.

February 28, 2014

Same-store sales and strong performance at new stores helped drive impressive net come and revenue growth at Sprouts Farmers Markets Inc. during the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014.

February 26, 2014

Retailers making headlines with store expansion plans include new players as well as global powerhouses. Just in the starting gate is Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a new specialty grocery format featuring value-priced healthy and organic offerings.

February 25, 2014

Two new Whole Foods Market grocery stores will be coming to Shops on Main and Hinsdale Lake Commons, according to Regency Centers, the owner of both centers.

February 19, 2014

Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets, a new specialty grocer format featuring value-priced healthy and organic offerings, announced Wednesday that it plans to open over 60 stores and create approximately 5,000 new jobs throughout the Midwest over the next five years.

February 11, 2014

Whole Foods Market will offer new payment and checkout features from digital payment provider Square that allow customers to make purchases at food venues within select Whole Foods Market stores.

January 2, 2014

Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program has reached the initial goal of funding $10 million in low-interest loans to local and independent food businesses, and has now committed up to $25 million in funding. The Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) has provided 184 loans to 155 companies since its inception in 2007.

December 18, 2013

Whole Foods Market sees the potential to expand to 1,200 stores throughout the United States, which is nearly three times the number of locations it currently operates worldwide, the company’s co-chief executives co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb said in an interview on CNBC on Tuesday.

November 5, 2013

Starting in November, Whole Foods Market stores nationwide will host DIY craft tutorials, with local artists from Etsy’s seller community.

October 2, 2013

Consumers are choosing specialty foods over conventional foods at record levels, according to research from the Specialty Food Associa

September 27, 2013

Whole Foods Market’s core values of local, natural and environmentally responsible commerce are showcased in its store in downtown Detroit.

September 24, 2013

Mom’s Organic Market is opening its first Pennsylvania store, in Rosemont Square, Bryn Mawr, which is located outside of Philadelphia.

September 18, 2013

Whole Foods Market is launching an in-store meat apprenticeship program for its team members.

August 27, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Company is making its Evolution Fresh juice and Evolution Harvest premium brands available at Whole Foods Market stores across the United States.

July 3, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico is filing a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau against Whole Foods Market on behalf of two Spanish-speaking employees.

June 10, 2013

Affiliate health and wellness retailer Salkam Online Solutions LLC is opening a new online store at

April 1, 2013

Whole Foods Market announced that Gotham Greens will be its operating partner in the nation’s first commercial- scale greenhouse farm integrated within a supermarket.

January 8, 2013

Whole Foods Market announced the hiring of Jason J. Buechel as global VP and chief information officer, effective immediately.

November 20, 2012

WS Development announced that Whole Foods Market broke ground in early November on a new 31,000-sq.-ft. store at Highland Village in Jackson, Miss., marking the grocer’s debut in the state.

November 14, 2012

Greensboro, N.C. - The Fresh Market said Wednesday it has entered into agreements to lease four new store locations that are currently operated as Rice Epicurean Markets, a family-owned specialty food retailer based in Houston.

Rice Epicurean Markets will continue to operate the stores through the end of the year, and will close these four stores during the first quarter of 2013.

November 8, 2012

Whole Foods Market Inc. said that its fiscal fourth-quarter profit increased nearly 50% on strong sales.

October 26, 2012

Whole Foods Market said it will acquire six leases from Johnnie's Foodmaster, a family-owned grocery chain based in Chelsea, Mass.

September 25, 2012

Whole Foods Market said it has received a 2012 Green Power Leadership Award for sustained excellence from the Environmental Protection Agency for its renewable energy purchase of 800 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) last year.

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