Friday, February 28, 2014

Hawaii Love Local

Here is the 3rd video from our Hawaii Love Local series. Hawaii has been growing world class coffee for 200 years and counting. Meet some of the amazing people keeping the tradition going as well as expanding it’s scope. #wfmlovelocal

Love Local : Hawaiian Coffee Culture<>
Hawaii has been growing world class coffee for 200 years and counting. Meet some of the amazing people keeping the tradition going as well as expanding it's scope.

Andi Dowda - Regional Marketing Coordinator - SOPAC

Rocky Mtn - Off the Charts!


WPF Campaign at Bee Cave

Thanks Genie Bolduc |  WFM TM Volunteer Program Manager for the following content:

Hi alumni TM volunteers,
Such great work you are all doing to support the campaign and below are the most current results from our own beloved JP.

Check out these photos from the Bee Cave store here in Austin. That banner goes the length of customer service and is woven from recycled banners. Yay to Michelle Guillen and the marketing team from Bee Cave!

Song of the Week

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Must have for every produce department!

Sheli at Oakland gets some press!

44. Sheli MacielAllegro Coffee Co., Oakland @AllegroCoffee
Ms. Maciel uses an Ethiopian coffee from the Guji Zone, sourced via Trabocca’s Operation Cherry Red. Ms. Maciel’s company, @allegrocoffee, have been in specialty coffee for 35yrs, but what they did at @WholeFoods Brooklyn is cutting edge.
Pomegranate sweetness and a cocoa finish on Ms. Maciel’s #BigWestern capps.
Ms. Maciel’s sig-drink: Basil & Lemon whipping cream injected into her espresso shot. Calls time at a comfy 13:39 - click here for the full report on

Cheers to Arizona Beer Week

February 16 – 22 the Arizona Metro celebrated Arizona Beer week with special celebrations at all 7 stores!
Everyone had a great time and customers loved it!
HUGE appreciations to all of the stores for an outstanding job!

The In-Store Celebration Included…
Kegs & Eggs brunch at CHR, RRD, SCT, CMA
Nightly themed tastings at all stores
Beer dinners at select stores
Happy Hour daily on all local growlers
All local bombers $1 off
Delicious beer themed recipes in each department
Custom co-branded AZ Beer Week pint glass giveaways
Friday night cask tapping event with Aged Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge w/food pairing
Beer Week Items made by Local Suppliers including IPA ice cream, Kiltlifter beer mustard, chocolate stout brownies, jalapeño beer, beer brittle

Monday, February 24, 2014

Got Tribal Pics?

We'd love to post your best Tribal Gathering pics on the blog for the world to see.

Here's how:

  • Send an email to Katie Somera - with "Tribal Pic" in the subject line.
  • Attach a high resolution picture as a jpeg. (no more than 3 per email).
  • In the body of the email describe the picture(s) so we can add a caption unless your photo is named with a description of what it is.

Follow these simple steps and you may see your photo posted here on the Trail Mix blog this week!


Tribal Scenes

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lakewood Love

Thanks Rick Findlay RVP in the SW for the below content.
Lakewood Loves her guests!  And the guests Love Lakewood!  Meet Lauren Grace…one of many Lakewood guests who agreed to share with us THEIR pick and why they love it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Walkin' Around Beer

Check it out!
Domain walkin around beer is on the chive's Facebook feed.

Rogerio! Awesome TM and Team. Prepared Foods Lynnfield

Workday at WFM Booth at Tribal

Who Has Got the Next Big Idea?

How Many of the Groceries Sold at Walmart Would Be Banned at Whole Foods?

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos courtesy Barbara LN/Flickr, Walmart Corporate/Flickr.
Whole Foods, one of the largest health-conscious grocery stores in America, maintains a list of “Unacceptable Ingredients for Food.” The store’s blacklist is 78 ingredients long and contains many well-known villains in the eyes of health-conscious eaters—aspartame, MSG, and high fructose corn syrup, to name a few. Though Whole Foods has grown over the years—it currently boasts more than 300 locations nationwide—it’s still a small operation in comparison to Walmart, which runs more than 3,000 food-selling supercenters in the U.S., making it the largest grocery store in the country and indeed the world. Walmart does not ban any of the ingredients on Whole Foods’ restricted list. In fact, approximately 14 percent - click here to continue on

Sumo Time at Arroyo

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

North Atlantic Value Posters

Sumo Tangerines at Brentwood

Come visit WKF @ World's Fair


Our Whole Kids Foundation team is excited to meet the team members who make our work possible at Tribal Gathering this week!
Whole Kids Foundation will have an enormous exhibit in the World’s Fair @ the Austin Music Hall.  We will demonstrate the power of putting schools in gardens AND offer dozens of inspirational ideas to our store partners for bringing Whole Kids Foundation to life in their stores.

  • Our stores have created pieces of art to show what Whole Kids Foundation means to them – see the exhibit (sneak peek below) 
  • We have an “impact dashboard” for each and every store that shows where our work is in each community.
  • Dan will be cooking up some healthy, tasty bites from our Healthy Teacher Program
  • Meet Stephen Ritz, Founder of the Bronx Green Machine, one of our many community partners
  • See how kids are growing food year round in their classrooms!
We’ll see you Friday, Noon – 6 or Saturday, 10 – 6!

#WPFProsperity starts TODAY!

Today we launch our annual Prosperity Campaign!
Our annual Prosperity Campaign begins today (February 19th) and runs through March 31st.

This year, our goal is to raise $7 million, creating 40,000 microloans and reaching 250,000 people around the world.

To help us kick it off with a bang Allegro Coffee Company is generously donating $1 per cup of freshly brewed coffee sold at your local Whole Foods Market on Wednesday, February 19th.

Join us in reaching our goal!

Cool photo of the Himalayas!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

BKN Seafood Leaders!

Jackson, MS

Take a little tour of Jackson, MS