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« on: October 21, 2006, 06:56:02 PM »

There are rumours that WholeFoods Market will be opening stores in Southington and New Britain within the next year. WholeFoods specializes in "All Natual" Foods and other healthy junk like that.  Southington location is gonna be on Route 229 (I-84 Exit 31). New Britian location most likely gonna be the old Shaw's on West Main Street.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2006, 05:22:00 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2006, 05:22:22 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2006, 05:22:39 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 05:55:56 PM »

An all-organic supermarket.  When I can afford it I shop for bread there.  Here in Providence it draws a mix of health-conscious people, from the upper class to hemp-toting bob marley fans!

http://www.wholefoods.com/
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 08:10:03 PM »

there opening on were i am cause the stop & shop i work at is closing to become one
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2007, 01:52:15 PM »

I agree, they're very clean cut supermarkets but pricey.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2007, 01:04:47 PM »

Whole Foods aka the "notorious Whole Paycheck" where the
hollywood Bloviators and  Vegan Hippies love to  grocery shop.

I have one near me in Princeton in an former Pathmark. Seriously. They are good at what they do. and IMO not That pricey on everything.  BTW has anyone been at one of those DisneyWorld/Wegmans-like Super Whole Foods. They are building them like crazy across the country. Founder John Mackey is the Sam Walton of Organic Retail . That said. I'll stick to Giant, Acme, WMT and Shop Rite, though.
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007, 07:33:26 AM »

Is the Wild Oats that was supposed to open at the Milford (CT) Marketplace going to be a Whole Foods?
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011, 11:50:32 AM »

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=14360429
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 09:50:57 PM »

Part of the former Whole Foods in Wellesley Hills, MA is apparently going to be a (shudder) bank...
http://www.theswellesleyreport.com/2011/12/very-sex-y-business-moving-into-old-wellesley-hills-whole-foods-spot/
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 12:04:01 AM »

Whole Foods is finally coming to the Albany area - at Sears, believe it or not.  Trader Joes, ShopRite, and now Whole Foods - can Wegmans be far behind?
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/morning_call/2012/05/whole-foods-market-signs-lease-for.html
http://blog.timesunion.com/business/whole-foods-reportedly-taking-first-floor-space-in-colonie-center-sears/53650/

At least one essayist isn't happy with WFM's choice of location - in a mall that is already crowded
http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2012/05/06/oh-whole-foods-why-colonie-center
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 08:48:09 PM »

Whole Foods is finally coming to the Albany area - at Sears, believe it or not.  Trader Joes, ShopRite, and now Whole Foods - can Wegmans be far behind?
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/morning_call/2012/05/whole-foods-market-signs-lease-for.html
http://blog.timesunion.com/business/whole-foods-reportedly-taking-first-floor-space-in-colonie-center-sears/53650/

At least one essayist isn't happy with WFM's choice of location - in a mall that is already crowded
http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2012/05/06/oh-whole-foods-why-colonie-center

The funny part about that:

That end of the mall parking lot (the part between Sears and Central Ave) is usually the last area most people use, so parking there shouldn't be much of an issue (except for December, maybe).

Additionally - if Sears needs to replace the space the Whole Foods is taking over (not sure that they want to) - they seem to have quite a bit of "hidden" space upstairs - they had a clearance area there that was well hidden and appeared to have been offices at one point.

And at least one of the articles suggests that Wegmans might be part of the redeveloped Latham Circle (though who knows if there is still any "deal" between them and PC or not - or if there ever was), and the fact that if Walmart is going there (also mentioned and a logical thought, since they've had problems getting a bigger store in the area) it would be a Supercenter type, which might limit another grocery option in the site (I'd think??).
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 09:55:59 PM »

This is nothing new for Sears. They will lease out any part of any of their stores just about for the right price. Go to shcrealty.com to see what I'm talking about.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2012, 09:45:14 AM »

its a great deal for Colonie Center Mall, Sears is smart doing that since that store they have is huge and they do not use all the space anymore.  My concern is Albany is a very price sensitive market, and whole foods ain't cheap on anything.  That being said I think the take out foods and hot bars will do very well.
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2012, 05:45:21 AM »

Whole Foods is in talks to buy the leases of 6 Johnnie's Foodmaster locations in the Boston market. The Foodmaster locations in Arlington, Brookline, Charlestown, Melrose, South Weymouth, and Somerville (Beacon St.) would be affected and so far reaction has been mixed.

http://www.boston.com/business/news/2012/08/29/whole-foods-talks-buy-six-johnnie-foodmaster-supermarkets-boston-area-whole-foods-looksat-johnnie-takeover/btF7NC9VeA0OPmcx2b8TgI/story.html
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2012, 03:07:14 PM »

Whole Foods is in Tampa and some Tampa citizens nicknamed it 'Whole Paycheck'. Nice store to shop in thou!! (I like 'The Fresh Market' better, thou!)
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2013, 02:19:27 PM »

The grocery store is not specified, but Whole Paycheck would definitely fit that size, and the demographics are perfect for their second store in the market.
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Dolphin-Companies-announces-plans-for-new-Scarborough-plaza.html
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2013, 01:36:16 PM »

They will open at the Turnpike Mall supermarket slot vacated by Market Basket earlier this year
http://www.nhbr.com/August-9-2013/Whole-Foods-to-open-off-Exit-7-in-Nashua/
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2013, 12:10:56 AM »

We have several Whole Foods Market locations in the Philadelphia area:
  • 821 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne  Pennsylvania
  • 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting  Pennsylvania
  • 1210 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales  Pennsylvania
  • 475 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills  Pennsylvania (Former Genuardi's
  • 339 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood  Pennsylvania
  • 1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown  Pennsylvania (Former "A Frame" Acme Markets)
  • 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia  Pennsylvania
  • 929 South Street, Philadelphia  Pennsylvania
  • 940 Route 73 North, Marlton  New Jersey
  • 3495 US Route 1 South, Princeton  New Jersey
And there is one in development in Cherry Hill, NJ.  it will be located at the Ellisburg Shopping Center (1632 North Kings Highway).  It will be located in a former Food Fair/Shop Rite/Genuardi's
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 07:31:42 PM »

the Whole Foods in Albany seems like a good idea but IMHO they should have taken the Barnes and Noble across the street it is a very nice space i don't understand why it isn't rented out. Part of sears seems OK though I am not sure on parking I really hope it doesn't make the roads impassable though.
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2014, 04:04:51 PM »

its a great deal for Colonie Center Mall, Sears is smart doing that since that store they have is huge and they do not use all the space anymore.  My concern is Albany is a very price sensitive market, and whole foods ain't cheap on anything.  That being said I think the take out foods and hot bars will do very well.
not true they have a very good selection of value minded wines called Three Wishes for $3, along with the lowest price I have seen on Quinoa at $3.49 per lb (though why they sell it for $7 per lb in their bulk bins has me baffled). Their takeaway foods are pretty competitive too.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2016, 07:55:40 PM »

Whole Foods has been getting a lot of bad press lately, especially from CNN:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/14/investing/whole-foods-fda-warning/index.html

Some of the competitors from what CNN claims however seem very indirect. e.g. Kroger doesn't compete nationally. And, CNN claims Wal-Mart is a competitor to WF. While Wal-Mart has added organics, from what I have heard, I have my doubts if Whole Foods customers are switching to Wal-Mart. More likely, Wal-Mart's organic food sales are coming at the expense of Wal-Mart's conventional food sales, from WM customers.

 The two stores sell vastly different items. I could see some customers might go to Costco or Trader Joes for more things, but it's still a quite difference in product selection.

I've wondered if Whole Foods should carry more general products (like normal paper towels, normal toilet paper, and toothpaste, etc.) to increase sales at stores. I get that they are into not selling foods without chemicals, but it seems they also are into environmental causes (like composting, not selling regular items), and this makes them much more different than any traditional grocery store. Yet Whole Foods tends to get hammered when analysts point that competitors like Kroger and Wal-Mart carry the same things, like organics, when that just makes a very small percentage of product overlap.
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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2016, 02:42:00 PM »

Whole Foods is being sued for cheating their employees out of bonuses.

http://www.aol.com/article/finance/2016/12/22/lawsuit-accuses-whole-foods-of-cheating-employees-out-of-bonuses/21633347/
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2016, 08:46:25 AM »

Ames cheated me out of a HUGE bonus.

They did it the old fashioned way.....by lying to the Bankruptcy Court.

They told the Court that I had already been paid, which was a bold-faced lie.
But my only recourse was to schedule a hearing at the Bankruptcy Court in New York City
and travel out there from Michigan on my own dime.

If the bankruptcy ever got settled for ten cents on the dollar I just might get
the cost of my own ticket back.
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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »

The closures include the troubled Everett, MA facility that had a number of food safety violations last year
http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2017/01/18/whole-foods-streamlines-food-prep-by-shutting-down.html
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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2017, 02:14:54 PM »

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/jana-partners-takes-whole-foods-stake-to-mull-sale-speed-turnaround.html
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2018, 01:51:32 PM »

Interesting article about the new stock replenishment system at Whole Foods.

http://www.businessinsider.com/whole-foods-employees-reveal-why-stores-are-facing-a-crisis-of-food-shortages-2018-1

It seems the employees of Whole Foods are not very pleased with their new Amazon overlords.
We've discovered a new labor tactic apparently.....blabbing to the press.   

If this had gone on during my time at Ames or Hills the stories would have been brutal!
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