Bread Breaking Ceremony Marks Opening of First Whole Foods Maui Store
Whole Foods Market Kahului opened its doors to the public today, Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Morning festivities kicked off with a traditional bread breaking ceremony, food and product samples by local vendors as well as demonstrations.
“We have been looking forward to joining the Maui community for many years and are so excited to be here and celebrate this day with our shoppers,” said Ray Stockton, Whole Foods Market Kahului, store team leader. “Whether you are a first-time customer or a long-time patron of Whole Foods Market, we look forward to…providing all of our shoppers with the level of excellence and service that our brand is known for.”
In celebration of its grand opening, the store has planned a number of community events for local shoppers throughout March, including Whole Foods Market’s signature Value Tours, starting on Sunday, February 28 — which offers tips to help customers shop for nutritious foods on a budget — and Health Starts Here Consultations, starting on March 5, which allows shoppers to enjoy a free 15 minute consultation with insight into nutritional needs and tips on how to get or stay healthy.
“Whole Foods Market is committed to the Hawai‘i market and providing our loyal shoppers with access to the highest-quality produce available and a great selection of local products,” said Patrick Bradley, Whole Foods Market president of the Southern Pacific Region.
On Wednesday, March 3, stock up at Whole Foods Market to support The Maui Farm, during the store’s first Community Support Day. Five percent of the store’s net sales from that day will be donated to The Maui Farm to help the local nonprofit nurture individual and family self-sufficiency through farm-based, family style residential programs.