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February 18, 2014

Celestial Seasonings, a Hain Celestial Group brand, announced the introduction of its new line of organic and Fair Trade Certified Estate Teas.

BOULDER, Colo. — Celestial Seasonings, a Hain Celestial Group brand, announced the introduction of its new line of organic and Fair Trade Certified Estate Teas. The new teas will be available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets stores across the nation and include varieties like English Breakfast Black Tea, Earl Grey Black Tea, Pure Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea and Perfect Trio.

February 13, 2014

Whole Foods Market said total sales for the first quarter ended Jan. 19 climbed 10% to a record $4.2 billion. But those results reportedly missed analysts’ expectations, and the company has lowered its earnings outlook for 2014 as a result.

AUSTIN, TX — Whole Foods Market said total sales for the first quarter ended Jan. 19 climbed 10% to a record $4.2 billion. But those results reportedly missed analysts’ expectations, and the company has lowered its earnings outlook for 2014 as a result.

Momentum at Whole Foods — as well as shares — slipped. Comparable store sales for the quarter increased 5.4%, compared to a 7.2% increase in the prior year.

February 4, 2014

Whole Foods Market has acquired leases from Safeway Inc. for seven locations formerly operated as Dominick's stores.

AUSTIN, TX — Whole Foods Market has acquired leases from Safeway Inc. for seven locations formerly operated as Dominick's stores. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

January 22, 2014

Whole Foods Market and Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting millennials, have announced the launch of the television series "Dark Rye.”

AUSTIN, Texas and LOS ANGELES — Whole Foods Market and Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting millennials, have announced the launch of the television series "Dark Rye.”  

The first episode, hosted by Kirk Lombard, a Bay Area fisherman and  forager, airs Wednesday.    

October 16, 2013

Heel on Tuesday announced the launch of the Reboost product line, which includes four of the company’s homeopathic cold, cough and flu products.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heel on Tuesday announced the launch of the Reboost product line, which includes four of the company’s homeopathic cold, cough and flu products. The line is now available at a variety of fine natural health stores and pharmacies, including Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market.

September 25, 2013

Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors.

BOSTON — Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors. These three desserts stem from the creative inspiration of Italian executive chef Danilo Zecchin and the spirit of celebration: Cranberry Prosecco Sorbet, Montebianco Gelato, and Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramel Gelato.

September 24, 2013

Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices, is extending into the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements.

SAN DIEGO — Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices, is extending into the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements.

September 13, 2013

Better known as an upmarket grocer, Whole Foods Market is opening a store in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago, the retailer said. The opening, slated for 2016, is part of a broader effort by mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce the city's "food desert" problem.

CHICAGO — Better known as an upmarket grocer, Whole Foods Market is opening a store in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago, the retailer said. The opening, slated for 2016, is part of a broader effort by mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce the city's "food desert" problem.

August 19, 2013

Natural hair care line NATU has announced that its entire line will be available in selected Whole Foods Market retail stores throughout the New England region — Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, as of early September.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Natural hair care line NATU has announced that its entire line will be available in selected Whole Foods Market retail stores throughout the New England region — Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, as of early September.

According to the manufacturer, what makes its formulas unique is that they are made with natural, plant-based ingredients that match up with the structural ingredients found in healthy hair.

June 5, 2013

Whole Foods Market is celebrating Hemp History Week, which is a nationwide education campaign that runs from June 3 to 9 to raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products, by spotlighting more than 300 hemp products, including body care products.

AUSTIN, Texas  — Whole Foods Market is celebrating Hemp History Week, which is a nationwide education campaign that runs from June 3 to 9 to raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products, by spotlighting more than 300 hemp products, including body care products.  
 

April 3, 2013

Whole Foods Market stores in four new regions now carry Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, a natural deodorant that is designed to help fight daily buildup of impurities with its detox complex.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  — Whole Foods Market stores in four new regions now carry Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, a natural deodorant that is designed to help fight daily buildup of impurities with its detox complex.  

March 25, 2013

Anti-aging skin care brand Own Skin Health has announced its first charity initiative with Feeding America, a leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

SAN FRANCISCO — Anti-aging skin care brand Own Skin Health has announced its first charity initiative with Feeding America, a leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

January 8, 2013

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has appointed a former Accenture executive as its global VP and chief information officer, the company said.

AUSTIN, Texas — Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has appointed a former Accenture executive as its global VP and chief information officer, the company said.

Whole Foods announced the appointment of Jason Buechel, who will report directly to co-CEO Walter Robb and CFO Glenda Flanagan, overseeing the technology team in the company's Austin, Texas, headquarters and 12 regional offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

January 2, 2013

To meet growing consumer demand for healthier choices, Whole Foods Market is introducing Engine 2 Plant-Strong products, a new line of plant-based, minimally processed snacks, breakfast items and pantry staples.

AUSTIN, Texas — To meet growing consumer demand for healthier choices, Whole Foods Market is introducing Engine 2 Plant-Strong products, a new line of plant-based, minimally processed snacks, breakfast items and pantry staples. Developed in collaboration with Rip Esselstyn, author and founder of The Engine 2 Diet, the products will be available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide beginning January 2013.

December 13, 2012

Skin care brand Own — which recently launched in Duane Reade stores in New York City, followed by Whole Foods Market in the Northern California region — has developed an app that brings the power to measure and track the aging process to users’ fingertips.

SAN FRANCISCO — Skin care brand Own — which recently launched in Duane Reade stores in New York City, followed by Whole Foods Market in the Northern California region — has developed an app that brings the power to measure and track the aging process to users’ fingertips.

October 10, 2012

A cleaning product company is launching a limited-edition product that is bottled in innovative and sustainable packaging.

SAN FRANCISCO — A cleaning product company is launching a limited-edition product that is bottled in innovative and sustainable packaging.

September 4, 2012

Whole Foods Market has launched two new eco-friendly gift cards, with plans to replace the recycled plastic cards that will be phased out over time.

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market has launched two new eco-friendly gift cards, with plans to replace the recycled plastic cards that will be phased out over time.

The new cards — one made of paper and the other of responsibly harvested wood — are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and have a lower carbon footprint, are reusable, recyclable, compostable and require less energy to be produced.

May 29, 2012

Whole Foods Market has named Scott Allshouse, Omar Gaye and Rob Twyman as regional presidents following the promotion of David Lannon and Kenneth Meyer to EVPs of operations.

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market has named Scott Allshouse, Omar Gaye and Rob Twyman as regional presidents following the promotion of David Lannon and Kenneth Meyer to EVPs of operations.

Allshouse fills Meyer's former role as president of the company's Mid-Atlantic region. He moves from his position as president of the South region.

Gaye takes the South region president position vacated by Allshouse, moving from his position as the South region's VP.

May 14, 2012

Nourish by Sensible Organics, an organic beauty and personal care brand that launches this month exclusively at Whole Foods Market nationwide, has signed actress Christine Taylor to be its national brand ambassador.

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Nourish by Sensible Organics, an organic beauty and personal care brand that launches this month exclusively at Whole Foods Market nationwide, has signed actress Christine Taylor to be its national brand ambassador.

In her new role as brand ambassador, she will be the face of the beauty brand and its products, and will help raise awareness about the numerous health and beauty benefits of using 100% USDA-certified organic personal care products.

April 9, 2012

Sensible Organics, a maker of organic personal care products and one of the first beauty care companies to receive the U.S. Department of Agriculture national organic certification, has announced that it will launch its Nourish Organic Food for Healthy Skin brand at Whole Foods stores nationwide.

AUSTIN, Texas — Sensible Organics, a maker of organic personal care products and one of the first beauty care companies to receive the U.S. Department of Agriculture national organic certification, has announced that it will launch its Nourish Organic Food for Healthy Skin brand at Whole Foods stores nationwide.


Nourish is among the first personal care brands to offer 100% USDA certified organic formulations offered in distinctive scents made of The Nourish collection scents include fresh fig, almond vanilla, lavender mint and wild berries. 


April 4, 2012

Organic baby brand Green Babies has expanded its Green Babies body care line with a new zinc oxide broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.

NEW YORK — Organic baby brand Green Babies has expanded its Green Babies body care line with a new zinc oxide broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.

The sunscreen now is available in many Whole Foods Market stores throughout the nation, select specialty retail stores and on Green Babies' website. The new product, developed in partnership with manufacturer MZB Accessories, will retail for roughly $16.99. It is available in two versions: unscented and lightly scented with tangerine essential oil.

November 28, 2011

Zion Health, a maker of natural minerals skin care products, has announced the launch of its Adama Minerals clay body care line at Whole Foods in San Rafael, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Zion Health, a maker of natural minerals skin care products, has announced the launch of its Adama Minerals clay body care line at Whole Foods in San Rafael, Calif.

The announcement comes on the heels of a recent agreement with Willner Chemists Health Food Store to offer Zion Health’s complete Adama line at its Chicago stores.

November 10, 2011

Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

September 15, 2011

Safeway and Wegmans ranked highest across all customer service elements, according to a survey by Empathica.

TORONTO — Safeway and Wegmans ranked highest across all customer service elements, according to a survey by Empathica.

Empathica, a customer experience management solution-provider, polled more than 16,000 consumers, and found that operations and merchandise were the two most important elements in grocery shopping versus other elements, such as promotions, people and technology.

August 31, 2011

Retailer Whole Foods is continuing its foray into the health-and-wellness realm.

AUSTIN — Retailer Whole Foods is continuing its foray into the health-and-wellness realm.