Whole Foods plans other urban stores after Detroit success

11/10/2013 | Detroit Free Press

Whole Foods Markets' experiment with placing its first inner-city store in a Detroit neighborhood has paid off and is doing better than expected, says co-CEO Walter Robb. The company is working to improve urban access to fresh, nutritious food at an affordable price and is adjusting to serve its food stamp customers, who are three to four times more prevalent than in the rest of the region. Whole Foods plans to emulate the Detroit model in other urban locations, such as Newark, N.J., and Chicago.

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