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Friday, September 09, 2005

NEWS: UK Organic Supermarket

We have learnt via the WholeFoods Market website that 'the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket' is opening up a flagship store in London.

Whole Foods Market have plans to open a 75,000-Square-Foot location, taking the first three floors of the Barkers store, in Kensington early in 2007.

I can't help but think this is a superb move. For the company, for London but most importantly perhaps, for the Organic and whole foods market. 2007 though...that is a long way away!

Whole Foods Market is no stranger to the UK although you may not know it. They purchased the UK's Fresh & Wild chain in early 2004.

Check out their plans...we are drooling at the prospect:

Cooking demonstrations, product samplings and in-house eateries will mingle with thousands of the freshest and finest natural and organic offerings in every area of the store, with a focus on procuring foods from local growers, food artisans and manufacturers. And, just as the company has done with its North American locations for the past 25 years, Whole Foods Market will actively become an integral part of the community by sponsoring events, donating food and money to local causes, providing volunteer opportunities for Team Members, and becoming a neighborhood gathering place.

So they know what they are doing and it sounds like it is gonna be awesome for nature, food, health and community.

Welcome Whole Foods...we can't wait. An Organic Superstore. Hurrah!



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At 5:02 AM, Blogger Siel said...

Perhaps you could move the permanant stuff about City Hippy, along with the links, to the sidebar to the left -- so readers could get to the new posts without too much scrolling?

At 8:58 AM, Blogger City Hippy said...

Hi Siel

Thanks for the comment...we get loads of feedback, all conflicting of course, about the site layout and were thinking about shifting this a bit.

Have given it a tweak...thoughts?



At 8:28 PM, Blogger marigolds2 said...

As a longtime Whole Foods fanatic, I echo your rejoicing. I was a young woman in Texas when WF began as a smallish hippy "health food" store in Austin. I have watched it grow and grow over the many years. I have friends who work for them, they do profit sharing with their employees here - I hope they will do that in the UK as well. Right now my closest WF is almost 100 miles away, but I still make the trip when I can, stock up on things for the long dry spell in between. This is hippy power enduring through the years, proving that doing the right thing can also bring prosperity - you don't have to be Wal-Mart to succeed.

At 9:08 PM, Blogger City Hippy said...

Hi marigolds2

Thanks for your comment. Glad to hear they are a good bunch of folks...can't wait to check that store out.

Drooling at the thought...




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