Whole Foods Market Acquires Grocery Operation in Wyoming
JACKSON, WY - Where one natural grocer once stood, a new one will soon take over as Whole Foods Market completes its acquisition of a Jackson Whole Grocer location. The two companies recently entered a definitive agreement to pursue the deal, with plans expected to be finalized early this year.
“Like Jackson Whole Grocer, Whole Foods Market is committed to offering high-quality products, supporting our team members, developing successful relationships with our suppliers, and caring for our local communities and the environment,” said Bill Jordan, Regional President of the Rocky Mountain region at Whole Foods Market. “We look forward to getting to know the Jackson community, including residents and visitors, and providing them with products that must meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards, as well as a destination to discover new flavors and local items unique to this area.”
According to local news source Buckrail, Whole Foods will be offering opportunities for employment to as many qualified former Whole Grocer workers as possible. Regardless of the terms of the deal, this location is expected to remain open as the transition takes place.
Jeff Rice, Owner of Jackson Whole Grocer, also commented on what this transaction means for the company.
“For more than ten years, it has been an honor to steward Jackson Whole Grocer. During that time, our team has proudly served our customers and community,” said Rice. “After much mindful consideration, we have decided to sell our business. We are fortunate to have this opportunity with Whole Foods Market, an organization that is aligned with our mission of creating and sharing exceptional experiences in food and shopping. Whole Foods Market is best-in-class at providing such extraordinary experiences and they are often recognized as one of the best companies to work for in America. We are confident that our customers and employees will greatly benefit from the working and shopping experience that Whole Foods Market offers, and we are excited to welcome Whole Foods Market to the Jackson community.”
Further details of the deal have not yet been disclosed to the public. As Whole Foods continues to bolster its presence across the country, be sure to check out the latest reports from AndNowUKnow.