October 4 will be an exciting day for the residents of Springfield, Virginia, as it marks the opening of Whole Foods Market’s newest store in the area. This comes as the retailer carries out a strategic plan to relocate its existing store in the city, moving the 49,499-square-foot store to continue serving the community.
The new store will feature a specialty department dedicated to celebrating cheesemakers and artisan producers, with local items such as artisan crackers from Firehook Bakery, the Virginia Chutney Company, and Picnic Gourmet Spreads. As the release noted, the cheese counter is overseen by trained cheesemongers who can offer recommendations for any occasion and create custom boards.
The location also includes a full-service meat counter with cut-to-order poultry and steak offerings, as well as a full-service seafood counter.
The store also welcomes shoppers to an expanded prepared foods section featuring fresh sushi, made-to-order sandwiches, a full-service deli, three self-serve food bars, and a self-serve pizza station with vegan and alternative flour crust options.
As a press release explained, the new location nearly doubles the size of the original store, allowing Whole Foods Market to offer Springfield customers more amenities, such as an expanded product assortment that includes more than 600 local items sourced with the help of Daniela D’Ambrosio, a Local Forager for Whole Foods Market.
Each of the products offered at the store must meet the company’s rigorous Quality Standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup, and more than 260 flavors, colors, sweeteners, and other ingredients commonly found in food.
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