Whole Foods Market has expanded its refrigerated distribution center in Cheshire, Connecticut, to support the significant growth of their store development program throughout the North Atlantic and Northeast Regions. As more consumers turned to online grocery shopping, the demand for cold storage space skyrocketed, and the business case for Whole Foods to grow this facility became even more essential.
Yaya’s Garden, maker of frozen plant-based and Mediterranean entrées, is launching into Whole Foods markets nationally and in Central Market stores. Each entrée is inspired by the recipes of the brand’s Greek matriarch and grandmother, Yaya, offering shoppers fresh, bold and unique flavor profiles paired with a convenient frozen format.
Honey Mama’s, the female-founded and Oregon-based maker of nutrient-rich, refrigerated cocoa truffle bars, announces their nationwide expansion to all Whole Foods Market stores across the country. From humble beginnings at the Portland State Farmers Market in 2013, nationwide expansion with Whole Foods Market marks an exciting new growth phase for the company and an indication of the increasing consumer demand for premium and nourishing natural offerings.
Cedar’s Foods, the nation’s leading producer and co-manufacturer of hommus has introduced a Limited-Batch Topped Organic Hommus flavor, Everything Hommus. A Mediterranean foods brand leader in the natural and organic grocery channel, Cedar’s has launched this flavor exclusively at Whole Foods Market as the first flavor in a series of limited-batch flavors planned for the upcoming year.
Milk Bar, the dessert company founded by award-winning chef Christina Tosi in New York City’s East Village in 2008, announces the launch of a new line of ice cream pints available at all Whole Foods locations starting June 1st.
Chicago-based lil'gourmets, a women-owned and minority-owned, organic food start-up, is is bringing their veggie meals to Whole Foods Market stores across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Available now in the store’s refrigerated dairy case, the brand strives to cultivate curiosity in lil’ones by exposing them to veggie-focused, global cuisines to help foster a love of vegetables and diverse foods for life. Furthering the brand’s commitment to providing the highest-quality food for babies and toddlers, lil’gourmets now boasts the Clean Label Project certification for its standard of purity.
Tattooed Chef has launched its first line of multi-serve frozen meals (20oz.) in Target stores nationwide The plant-based ready-to-cook food brand is also expanding its retail footprint to Whole Foods Market with two new vegan products: Organic Greens and Zucchini Spirals.
Milk Cult, a Washington D.C.-based ice cream company, is launching four hand-crafted, made from scratch ice cream novelties at Whole Foods. Over the last decade, Milk Cult has created more than 100 ice cream flavors with locally sourced dairy from Maryland and Pennsylvania, with four of its best creations including two vegan options for national wholesale.