Seattle — Amazon, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant, is planning to open a chain of department stores to boost its sales in clothing, household items, electronics and other areas. The news comes from a Wall Street Journal report citing “people familiar with the matter.” The first stores are expected to open in Ohio and California and, at around 30,000 square feet, will be smaller than a typical department store. “It is unclear what brands Amazon will offer in the stores, although the company’s private-label goods are expected to feature prominently,” the …
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Cheshire, Conn. — Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract at Whole Foods Market’s headquarters and flagship store in Austin, Texas. The multinational supermarket chain, founded in 1980, quickly rose in popularity thanks to its focus on quality, sustainability, and natural and organic foods. The parking installation is set to go live by the end of 2020. Whole Foods’ headquarters and flagship store see an extremely high traffic volume, causing parking shortages within the underground garage. Employee parking is often overfilled, and team members are left …
Atlanta — On April 5, 2019, Whole Foods Market opened its 500th store location in Midtown Atlanta. Located at 22 14th St. NW in Related Group’s Icon Midtown residential development, the new 70,000-square-foot, multi-level flagship store features four fast-casual eateries and more than 1,500 local items from 250 suppliers, many new to Whole Foods Market. “Whole Foods Market Midtown will be a true gathering space for the community,” says Bobby Turner, president of the South Region at Whole Foods Market. “We worked hard to create a place that offers our …
Chicago — A new flagship location for Whole Foods Market opened on March 22, 2017 at the intersection of Ashland-Belmont-Lincoln in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.
Chicago — Hyde Park has a new tenant at City Hyde Park, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave., as Whole Foods opened a new 30,000-square-foot store to mark its 26th Chicagoland location on June 22, 2016. Novak Construction led the project.
Austin, Texas — 365 by Whole Foods Market™, the new evolution of grocery stores by Whole Foods Market, will open its second location in Lake Oswego, Ore., on July 14, 2016. The first will open in late May in Los Angeles.
Princeton, N.J., and Austin, Texas —Whole Foods Market has teamed up with NRG Energy, Inc., the country’s leading integrated competitive power company, to install rooftop solar at up to 84 Whole Foods stores and distribution centers across nine states to generate renewable energy onsite.
Austin, Texas — The stores are planned for New York, Arkansas, Texas, Hawaii, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Chicago — Once open, the two new stores will bring Whole Foods’ Chicago-area store count to 19.
Detroit — The 25,580-square-foot Whole Foods Market is located in Detroit’s Midtown district.