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Whole Foods to open store in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2016

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Whole Foods announced in a press release on February 12, 2014 that it would be opening a new store in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2016. The store will be located in a shopping center at the corner of Barrett Parkway and Cobb Parkway, near Town Center Mall. The new Whole Foods location will be 45,000 square feet - the size of an average Whole Foods store. The exact projected opening date was not announced.

The Whole Foods mission statement reads, "Our deepest purpose as an organization is helping support the health, well-being, and healing of both people — customers, Team Members, and business organizations in general — and the planet." Founded in Austin, Texas in 1980, Whole Foods is a natural food supermarket with large variety of fresh and organic produce, specialty health foods, non-GMO foods, gluten-free foods, fresh meats and fish, organic and natural pet foods, non-toxic cleaning supplies. Some locations offer a prepared hot food bar and / or salad bar and a cafe that serves as a healthy quick lunch or dinner spot. Natural grocery stores are becoming more popular as more Americans are understanding the health benefits of non-GMO, organic, and non-processed foods.

Atlantans know Whole Foods by two names: Harry's Farmers Market hit the Atlanta area in 1987, and it was an instant success. The 100,000 square feet Harry's Farmers Markets were located in Alpharetta, Cobb, and Gwinnett. However, Whole Foods acquired Harry's in 2001 and name changed to Whole Foods. The new Whole Foods location planned for Kennesaw will be a welcome addition to the area as the closest Whole Foods is in a congested area near the Big Chicken on Roswell Road in Marietta. The Kennesaw store should draw traffic from not only the surrounding area but Woodstock, Acworth, and maybe as far as Cartersville.

Currently, Whole Foods has eight locations in the Metro Atlanta area and one retail store in Savannah.

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