365 by Whole Foods Market™ to Open in Lake Oswego, Ore., on July 14

Portland-based Next Level Burger and Canteen PDX to be next ‘Friends
of 365’

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–365
by Whole Foods Market™
, the new evolution of grocery stores by Whole
Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), announced today that its second location, in
Lake, Oswego, Oregon, will open July 14.


The store will host two new Friends of 365 partners that both originate
from Portland, Oregon: Next
Level Burger
, a plant-based take on the classic American burger
joint and Canteen,
a fresh and healthy café and juice bar. Both ‘friends’ will establish
shops within the new 365 by Whole Foods Market location and will feature
specially curated menus that will further enhance the store experience.
Next Level Burger will be serving up plant-based burgers, fries, shakes,
hot dogs and organic salads alongside craft soda, local beer and
kombucha. Canteen will feature design elements from its flagship store
in Portland and will serve an innovative menu of organic juices and
smoothies as well as a few other select items.

“Oregon is known throughout the country for an extremely creative and
diverse food scene, and we wanted to find partners that would be
reflective of those qualities. We’ve made it a point to keep an open
mind during the selection process, considering anything and everything.
This time it was the team in the Pacific Northwest that helped us
discover friends for this new store,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365
by Whole Foods Market. “They were huge fans of Next Level Burger and
Canteen and suggested they would be a great fit. We’re really excited to
welcome both and anticipate this 365 by Whole Foods Market location will
become a Portland-area destination for healthy, fast casual eating as
well as convenient grocery shopping.”

The Lake Oswego store will also offer shoppers the convenience of online
ordering and delivery with Instacart,
through its longstanding relationship with Whole Foods Market.

365 by Whole Foods Market stores are designed to complement the Whole
Foods Market brand by bringing fresh, healthy foods to a broader
audience with a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience.
Stores feature thoughtfully selected partners and products that adhere
to Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading quality standards in an
environment that’s fun and easy for shoppers. The Friends of 365 program
is an opportunity for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align
with the mission and quality standards of Whole Foods Market to
transform the traditional grocery shopping experience and expand their
reach by establishing independent retail spaces inside of 365 by Whole
Foods Market stores. The first 365 by Whole Foods Market store location
will open May 25, 2016 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. A
third location will open in Bellevue, Washington, later this fall and up
to 10 additional 365 by Whole Foods Market stores are expected to open
in 2017.

About 365 by Whole Foods Market™

365 by Whole Foods Market™ is changing the grocery shopping experience.
Committed to making healthy living easy, 365 by Whole Foods Market
provides simple, affordable and convenient everyday shopping without
sacrificing the quality standards and dedication to food transparency
that Whole Foods Market pioneered. 365 by Whole Foods Market features a
thoughtful product selection curated for convenience, including the 365
Everyday Value® brand customers know and love, alongside other
high-quality brands and new offerings from innovative supplier partners.
For more information, visit 365bywfm.com
or Follow 365 by WFM on Facebook
or Instagram.

Contacts

Whole Foods Market
Robin Kelly, 201-567-2090 x411
robin.kelly@wholefoods.com
or
365
by Whole Foods Market™
Shift Communications, 365byWFM@shiftcomm.com