State's first Whole Foods to open in August
“We are so excited. New Hampshire has been asking for a Whole Foods Market for a long time, and we have been looking. It is really the perfect spot for us,” said Heather McCready, public relations manager for the North Atlantic Region of Whole Foods Market. “The facility is still under construction, but we have a talented team, and we feel confident we will be able to get it all done in time.”
Whole Foods expects to open a second New Hampshire location as well: A Portsmouth store is in the planning stages, according to McCready.
Plus, New Hampshire has strongly supported us and has been requesting a lot of stores, so it is a possibility.”
The local store is expected to employ up to 100 workers, according to McCready.
This week, Whole Foods Market hosted a suppliers summit in Concord to allow small businesses, farmers and growers to meet with management to discuss the possibility of placing their products on store shelves — not just in Nashua, but potentially throughout the region and companywide.
The Texas-based company has been planning to move into Nashua since at least 2006, according to a quarterly report published in that year.
This week, McCready agreed, saying the new store is going to be beautiful once it is completed in a few weeks.
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