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!