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Slideshow: Whole Foods to Debut Urban Format in NYC

WFM daily shop

Whole Foods Market will introduce a new, quick-shop format designed to provide customers in urban neighborhoods a convenient shopping experience with access to fresh, high-quality offerings, according to the retailer. 

Whole Foods Market Daily Shop will initially launch on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with additional New York City locations to follow. 

The first store, located at 1175 Third Avenue, is expected to open this year. Following the New York City launch, Whole Foods Market plans to bring the format to other cities across the country.

Ranging between 7,000 and 14,000 square feet, the stores are about a quarter to half the footprint of an average 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market store. 

For an inside look of the new location, please navigate using the buttons below.

  • Entrance to the market

    The store is designed for quick shopping.

  • Frozen section

    Stores will offer the 365 by Whole Foods brand.

  • Bakery section

    Grab-and-go meals and snacks are planned.

  • Grocery section

    Local specialties will be featured.

  • Meat and seafood section

    Fresh meat and seafood will be merchandised.

  • Produce section

    Fresh and seasonal produce is planned.

  • Specialty section

    The first store will offer the Juice & Java venue.

“At our new store formats, we’re tailoring every square foot to the unique, fast-paced needs of urban lifestyles,” said Christina Minardi, executive vice president growth & development, Whole Foods Market & Amazon, in a statement. “We’re excited to introduce a new way for our customers to quickly pick up their Whole Foods Market favorites–from grab-and-go meals to that last-minute dinner ingredient–making the early morning or after work grocery trips more efficient and enjoyable.”

The new format will not replace the traditional Whole Foods Market store format. 

Last year, Whole Foods added its 17th store in New York City at One Wall Street.