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Whole Foods Market Opens Aug. 19 in Nashua

The Nashua store will be the first NH location for Whole Foods Market.

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Whole Foods Market will open its Nashua store on Aug. 19.

The news came out today as Whole Foods Market held a "local suppliers' summit" in Concord for New Hampshire businesses, growers and producers interested in having their products stocked on their shelves.

The Nashua store – at 225 Amherst St. – will be the first location in New Hampshire for Whole Foods Market.

A second store is in the planning stages for Portsmouth, and Whole Foods Market is considering additional consumer reach in the state.

"Nashua's really just the beginning for us," Heather McCready, Public Relations manager for Whole Foods Market in the North Atlantic Region, said in a phone interview with Patch.

The Aug. 19th opening in Nashua will feature a "bread-breaking" ceremony, the store's take on a traditional ribbon-cutting event. There will be some other surprises, and the Nashua store will be a first for the New England region, but McCready is not immediately able to elaborate on just what that unique element is, or will be.

Every Whole Foods Market store is different, she notes.

Whole Foods Market-Nashua will mean 80 to 100 jobs, excluding the local suppliers contracted for goods. The suppliers' summit was held in Concord to draw New Hampshire businesses from around the state. Each store has an in-house "forager" who continually works to bring in local products, McCready said.

Whole Foods Market in Nashua already has some local flavor in its team. The Nashua store team leader is Philip DeVito, who lives in Nashua.

Old Pizza June 15, 2014 at 09:11 AM
$5 a pound for chicken and $3 a dozen for eggs. If that's how you want to throw your money away, go for it. As they say, "there's a sucker born every minute".
Linda Connell June 19, 2014 at 08:46 PM
Have been to the one in Bedford Ma. Their prices are rediculous.. Only for rich people. I won't be going.
Brian Utterback June 20, 2014 at 08:10 AM
Did you know that Whole Foods actually has basically the same prices for the same items that your local supermarket has? Their low end items are the same as other supermarkets and their prices for those are competitive with other chains. The difference is that the other brands they carry are high end brands and Organic brands, which makes their average prices much higher. Their prices for those higher brands are competitive with other outlets as well. There is clearly a demand for those brands which is why Whole Foods does so well. Obviously not as much a demand as for regular brands, which is why there is only one Whole Foods every couple of cities rather than one every couple of blocks.
Debra Levesque Sottile July 05, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Can't wait. It is important to us to buy, cook and eat healthy food - even if it costs more. Organic produce and meats are not only better for your health, they also taste better.
Mike black July 05, 2014 at 06:31 PM
How have people who 'can't wait' survived until now ?

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