Whole Foods Market opens New York store
The store features a mid-century modern design meant to tie into the community’s relation to photography. (Kodak was founded in and is headquartered in Rochester.) The store will also offer an array of products and services common in Whole Foods Market stores, including products from its private label 365 by Whole Foods Market brand. The store will also have a bakery, full-service seafood and meat counters, and a prepared food section with a hot bar, salad bar, soup station, rotisserie chicken, pizza, sushi, salads and sandwiches.
Other features include Za’atar, Whole Foods Market's Mediterranean-inspired restaurant concept serving salads and grain bowls, and its Whole Body assortment of seasonal and experiential beauty and care products, the release said.
The opening comes as Amazon grapples with its brick-and-mortar grocery strategy. As Retail Leader recently reported, the e-commerce giant remains committed to finding the best strategy to scale even as it scales back its ambitions in its Amazon Fresh concept. While Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said growth at Whole Foods Market has been promising, he implied the organic- and natural-focused grocer wasn’t the best format to scale more broadly.