Whole Foods to Expand its Reach, Triple Number of Store Locations

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Following an announcement that Whole Foods Market has plans to triple its number of store locations across the country, Massage School San Diego has announced its approval, concluding that the expansion of Whole Foods will serve to expand the natural, organic and raw foods movements as well. MSSD provided its readers with a list of natural store locations that can be found in the San Diego area.

Whole Foods Market announced this week that it plans to triple its number of store locations across the country. MassageSchoolSanDiego.com, San Diego massage therapy schools locator and promoter of healthy living, has come out in support of the expansion, noting that more Whole Foods locations will help grow the organic and raw foods industries nationwide.

Bloomberg.com reported that Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market will soon be expanding its reach, with plans to triple its number of store locations across the country. The new locations, which will serve smaller markets and areas currently lacking healthy, natural grocery options, are set to bring Whole Foods’ total store count up to 1,000. The first new store is expected to open in May in Detroit, Michigan.

MassageSchoolSanDiego.com provided a list to its readers of food stores in the San Diego area where organic, natural products can be found. Some of the stores that showed up on their list were Sprouts, Traders Joes, Whole Foods, and Jimbo’s Naturally.

Whole Foods Market is an American grocery store chain that specializes in organic, natural and raw foods. Based out of Austin, Texas, the company was founded in 1980 by John Mackey. The company’s first stores were all Texas-based, starting with Austin, and then expanding out to Dallas and Houston. By 1999, there were a total of 100 stores. Currently, Whole Foods boasts 331 locations across the country. Because of the company’s dedication to sustainability and environmental awareness, Whole Foods market was named No. 3 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 25 Green Power Partners list.

Austin is the capital of Texas and is home to more than 800,000 people. Situated in Central Texas, Austin is close to the Colorado River and other large Texas cities, such as San Antonio, San Marcos and Round Rock. The city is known for its music scene, often being called the “Live Music Capital of the World.” It plays host to several annual music festivals, including South by South West and Austin City Limits, each of which bring in thousands of visitors from across the nation every year.

Detroit is a city in the Southeastern area of Michigan. Although its population numbers have dropped off significantly in the past few years, Detroit is the biggest city in the state with more than 713,000 residents. Many auto manufacturers, including Ford, GM and Chrysler, have Detroit-based factories, helping the city to earn its nickname “Motor City” or, more commonly, “Motown.” The city is also often known as “Hockeytown,” due to its successful National Hockey League team, the Red Wings.

Massage School San Diego has proclaimed its support of the expansion of Whole Foods Market, stating that it will help promote and expand the natural, organic and raw foods industries across the nation.

About Massage School San Diego:
A long-standing resource to the San Diego massage education community, MassageSchoolSanDiego.com provides guidance and assistance to incoming massage students, incoming attendees, and the massage schools of San Diego themselves. MSSD is also a purveyor of health news, healthy living tips, and healthy eating advice for man and animal alike.

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