First 365 by Whole Foods Market™ to Open May 25 in Silver Lake, Calif.

Featuring ‘Friends of 365’ Allegro Coffee Company, teaBOT and by
CHLOE.; partners Loomstate and Instacart

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, 365
by Whole Foods Market™
announced it will open its highly anticipated
first location on May 25 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Designed to complement the Whole Foods Market® (NASDAQ: WFM)
brand by bringing fresh, healthy food to a broader audience with a
streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience, 365 by Whole Foods
Market stores will feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the
company’s industry-leading quality
standards
in an environment that’s fun and convenient for shoppers.

Silver Lake’s 365 by Whole Foods Market will host several “Friends of
365” through partnerships with by CHLOE., as well as Allegro Coffee
Company and teaBOT, a new retail platform that provides custom
grab-and-go tea in under 30 seconds. Friends of 365 is an opportunity
for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align with the mission
and quality standards of Whole Foods Market to establish their own
independent retail spaces inside of 365 by Whole Foods Market stores.

Allegro Coffee Company will expand its coffee experience with the craft
brew bar, serving customers hot coffee, cold beer and a selection of
food items. Toronto-based startup teaBOT will install an efficient
self-serve kiosk, allowing customers to personalize tea by mixing up to
three of 18 different teas and herbal ingredients. Popular New
York-based vegan restaurant by CHLOE. will offer guests a diverse menu
of plant-based foods, including burgers, salads, market specials, pastas
and sweets, that can be enjoyed in the restaurant, taken to-go or to a
communal dine-in experience elsewhere in the store.

“With each store, we’re looking to curate a unique experience. Allegro’s
craft brew bar will provide a casual place for Silver Lake residents to
relax before or after they shop, while teaBOT’s unique service will
offer a quick, yet deeply personalized tea-making experience,” said Jeff
Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We’ve really dedicated
ourselves to partnering with like-minded companies that are doing new
and interesting things in their respective field to bring a truly unique
shopping experience that complements our thoughtfully curated selection
of foods.”

To provide shoppers with added convenience, 365 by Whole Foods Market
stores will offer online ordering and delivery services through Instacart.

365 by Whole Foods Market also selected sustainable casual goods
purveyor Loomstate to custom design team member apparel for its stores.
Loomstate was chosen for its contemporary looks, sustainable practices
and commitment to organic products.

The Silver Lake Los Angeles location will also feature hand-picked
product selections from Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value®
brand products as well as select local and branded products. Two
additional 365 by Whole Foods Market locations will open in 2016 – in
Bellevue, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Up to 10 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