Whole Foods Market news 

01 September 2020
Whole Foods Market has opened its first permanent dark store to support online grocery deliveries in Brooklyn, New York. Amazon and Whole Foods Market collaboration In development for over a year, this store exclusively serves customers in the Brooklyn area. Teams from Amazon and Whole Foods Market collaborated on the concept which is full-staffed by Whole Foods Market associates. S...
25 June 2020
Whole Foods Market has opened its new store in Baltimore, having initially paused the launch to use the facility as a dark store to support demand for its online shopping service. Opening to the public The Baltimore store was one of three which the retailer held back on opening to the public earlier this year, along with locations in Austin and Castle Rock, Colorado. Along with existing sto...
14 May 2020
We look at how the retailer is using dark stores to increase the availability of its online grocery service to better support shoppers during the pandemic. Six stores supporting grocery delivery Whole Foods Market has converted six stores to focus on grocery delivery. This week it added its DePaul store in Chicago to an online-only model, following on from recent conversions in New York, Sa...
20 April 2020
We look at the actions some of the major retailers in the US have undertaken in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in four key areas; stores, supply chain, associate care and community support. Common actions Reducing operating hours to enable restocking and store cleaning, along with introduction of dedicated shopping periods for vulnerable shoppers Introduction of measures to...
16 April 2020
Whole Foods Market has closed one of its key New York stores to enable it to fulfil Prime grocery deliveries. Developed to meet needs of city workers and tourists The Bryant Park store , located in central Manhattan, is one of the retailer’s busiest in the city, alongside neighbouring stores at Columbus Circle and Union Square. Opening in late 2016, the store was one of the first to in...
11 February 2020
Whole Foods Market is hosting pop-up dinners in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta to showcase its range of Italian products. An evening of discovery The retailer’s wine and culinary experts, along with Italian cheesemakers and prosciutto suppliers will host the ‘A Little Italy’ events. The one-night only dinners will feature an authentic, family-style meal composed of six courses. A...
03 February 2020
With the natural and organic specialists, Lucky’s Market and Earth Fare, announcing plans to close almost all their stores, we look at what’s driving the exodus of retailers from this segment. Experiential retail Lucky’s Market and Earth Fare were often held up as retailers showcasing what the future of food retail could look like. Smaller format supermarkets, compelling in-store design, se...
13 January 2020
Whole Foods Market has unveiled a new look and brand name for its core private label range. Contemporary look and feel The retailer is transitioning its 365 Everyday Value range to 365 Whole Foods Market. As part of this change, the brand is getting a more contemporary look and feel. The updated range is starting to roll-out into stores, with point-of-sale informing customers of the change....
06 August 2019
We’ve hosted several retail safaris, or immersive study tours, in the US this year. We highlight three stores which showcased some of the best fresh food executions, as delegates looked for inspiration on how to compete beyond price, build destination status and drive traffic.  New Seasons Market, Seattle: visual merchandising  New Seasons Market is a premium focused, neighbourhood grocer. ...
06 August 2019
Whole Foods Market is introducing a new range of party goods and supplies in the US through a tie-up with the lifestyle gifting brand, Packed Party. Could this be an opportunity to create a larger destination zone within its stores? Good alignment between both brands The partnership with Packed Party will enable Whole Foods Market to create party destination zones within its stores. Packed ...