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L.A. to be First City in the Country to Get New Kind of Whole Foods Market. Rolling Out to Other Cities After That. It’s Our Non-TV Story of the Day

Jul 30, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Whole Foods, “The Austin, Texas-based [grocery] chain said the first of its new 365 by Whole Foods Market  stores will open next year in [the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles], setting up a potential showdown with rival Trader Joe’s,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Times says, “The 365 stores have been touted as a smaller shopping experience with more competitive prices than the traditional Whole Foods markets. John Mackey, company co-chief executive, said the intent is to expand the company’s reach to customers who may have thought Whole Foods prices were too high.”

For years Whole Foods as been referred to by many members of the public – only half-jokingly — as “Whole Paycheck.”

The article notes, “Four other 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will be opened in Santa Monica; Bellevue, Wash.; Houston; and Portland, Ore., in the second half of 2016. The company said it plans to double the number of 365 store openings in 2017.”


  1. The “365” brand products at Whole Foods taste like packaged cardboard. I can’t imagine anyone who has taste buds that function properly would set food in any of these stores. Meh.

  2. I was just over charged $ 8.00 at WF in Hillsboro OR. The register rang up the regular price rather than the sale price. This mistake has happened so many times.
    It is not just WF that make this mistake. Trader Joe’s, Kroger’s, New Season’s etc. I do not shop most conventional grocery stores. I wonder how much money these stores make overcharging in this way. ALLOT I am sure. Sad that a shopper has to read every label if they care about what they put in their body + make sure they R charged the correct price at check out. Not easy to remember all the prices when U have allot in your cart…which is how the customer looses money & the grocery store makes MORE money. U have to be a rocket scientist to shop for food that is not full of chemical poisons & avoid being cheated at the check out. Sad, indeed !!!

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