whole foods dabbling in convenience

Grocery chain unveils new grab-and-go concept.

Whole Foods has revealed that they will be experimenting with a new grab-and-go concept store, according to the Associated Press.

The decision came only days after Whole Foods closed its purchase of Boulder-based Wild Oats grocery stores. The plans for the newly acquired store a conversion of an 18,500-square-foot Wild Oats store in Boulder, Colo. into a new concept called “Whole Foods Market Express.”

The new experimental store will be located near the University of Colorado, and offer students a convenient, grab-and-go selection of products, according to Will Paradise, president of the Whole Foods’ Rocky Mountain Region.

While no definite dates have been revealed yet, Paradise intends to tour Wild Oats stores in the five states beginning Friday to discuss the company’s plans.


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