Friday, November 09, 2012

Whole Foods Market plans new North Carolina store

Whole Foods Market announced their latest round of store openings this week.  Of all the stores announced, the North Carolina location is the only store that doesn't have a city listed yet.  According to the grocer, the city won't be announced just yet leaving the speculation to be open-ended.  Currently, Whole Foods Market has store locations in the following cities in NC: One location in Asheville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Wilmington and Winston-Salem, and two locations in Raleigh.  Whole Foods is continuing their expansion into mid-sized cities, as a Columbia, SC location is opened recently.

With that said, what are your thoughts? Do you believe that Whole Foods' next NC location will be in a suburban location of Charlotte such as Ballantyne or Lake Norman, or will another mid-sized city like Fayetteville or Greenville be landing a Whole Foods? Leave a comment below!

10 comments:

Ben-Buddy said...

I have been hearing possibly Franklin, NC which would give WNC its 2nd store.

Sonya said...

My guess is, the new one in Charlotte is doing such great business, Whole Foods finally figured out another CLT store will be beneficial to residents as well as lucrative.

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Even Ann Arbor MI has 2 whole foods! NC voted Red in the last election (and blue is correlated with whole foods) but it is still somewhat close so I'm sure the urban areas could support more Whole Foods stores.

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Anonymous said...

I've been hearing another triangle location...

Anonymous said...

Lake Norman area would be logical with the eventual completion of 485 and some huge major mixed use project going in up there right now as well. Let's hope!

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Lisa said...

I thought you were going to open up a Trader Joes where Lowes Foods use to be? What happened? Lake Norman would be a perfect place for a Trader Joes its a very driven economy and would do very well here!

Anonymous said...

Fayetteville N.C. please it would be very beneficial to lot of people here!!!

Sandra Garrett said...

Please consider putting a store in Greenville , NC. Have to travel over 2 hours to shop at one in Wilmington. We would draw customers from those who live in Carteret County. Love your store as I am currently eating all organic and love the fresh bars

Anonymous said...

Please open a Whole Foods store in Greenville NC!! I travel 1.5 to 2 hrs to shop at the Whole Foods Stores in Raleigh and Durham. It could be a smaller Whole Foods like the one in Winston-Salem. I think there are a lot of health conscious people in Greenville in the medical and university/college community as well as general community that would support a Whole Foods. Many like myself are Greenville transplants and came from other areas where they are Whole Foods. There is a Fresh Market in Greenville and it does a good job. However, it just isn't a Whole Foods. Though I shop there sometimes (it's a life saver and as close to a Whole Foods as Greenville has), I still make my biweekly trip to Raleigh/Durham to shop at Whole Foods. Love the atmosphere, the hot bar meals, and wider selections. Greenville is expansive enough to support having a Whole Foods. Please bring one here! :)