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Whole Foods To Open ‘Daily Shop’ Format Store In NYC

Whole Foods Market Daily Shop

Whole Foods Market is introducing a new, quick-shop store format to provide customers in urban neighborhoods with easier access to fresh offerings.

The new format – Whole Foods Market Daily Shop – will initially launch on the Upper East Side in Manhattan with additional locations in New York City to follow. The first store, located at 1175 Third Ave., is expected to open this year.

Whole Foods Market Daily Shop

Following the New York City launch, Whole Foods Market plans to bring the format to other cities across the country.

Ranging between 7,000-14,000 square feet, the quick-shop stores are about a quarter to half the footprint of an average 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market store, paving the way for expansion in dense, metropolitan areas. In hubs like Manhattan where proximity matters, these stores will bring Whole Foods Market closer to current customers while extending the company’s reach to others in surrounding neighborhoods.

Whole Foods Market Daily Shop will provide a convenient option for grab-and-go meals and snacks, weekly essentials and to pick up ingredients to complete a meal – with all items meeting the company’s quality standards.

Though smaller, the stores will still offer Whole Foods Market favorites, including a large selection of fresh, seasonal produce, meat and seafood, prepared foods like sandwiches and pre-packed meals, breads, alcohol and supplements, as well as a handpicked range of local specialties and its own 365 by Whole Foods Market brand.

In addition, the location that is expected to open this year will be the first Whole Foods Market store in Manhattan to offer Juice & Java, a venue for coffee, tea, fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, sandwiches, soups and various desserts.

“At our new store formats, we’re tailoring every square foot to the unique, fast-paced needs of urban lifestyles. We’re excited to introduce a new way for our customers to quickly pick up their Whole Foods Market favorites – from grab-and-go meals to that last-minute dinner ingredient – making the early morning or after work grocery trips more efficient and enjoyable,” said Christina Minardi, EVP of growth and development, Whole Foods Market and Amazon.

Whole Foods Market Daily Shop

“Expanding our footprint with Whole Foods Market Daily Shop is key to our growth, fostering deeper customer connections and advancing our purpose to nourish people and the planet.”

The new format stores will not replace the traditional Whole Foods Market store format.

In 2023, Whole Foods Market added its 17th store in New York City at One Wall Street, highlighting the company’s dedication to enhancing the urban customer experience and expanding its urban real estate footprint. Whole Foods Market has more than 530 stores in the U.S., UK and Canada with more than 75 stores in the pipeline.

About Whole Foods Market

Founded in 1980, Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market is a natural and organic foods retailer, the first certified organic grocer in the U.S. It is part of Amazon’s worldwide grocery stores.

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Whole Foods Market Daily Shop

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