Whole Foods Market Inc., Austin, Texas, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Greenlife Grocery LLC, which operates two stores in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Asheville, N.C. Both locations feature in-store bakeries.
“Greenlife is an outstanding grocery retailer and a vibrant and valued part of the communities it serves. We are proud to welcome Greenlife into the Whole Foods family,” said Scott Allhouse, president, Whole Foods Market South Region. “The customers and team members who define Greenlife culture have created a truly special natural, organic and local food community in Chattanooga and Asheville. We believe Whole Foods Market’s presence in the Southeast and our culture as a company will be enriched by this deal with Greenlife.”
Whole Foods operates more than 280 stores with in-store bakeries in 38 states, Canada and the United Kingdom.