Whole Foods Market Opens on Fulham Broadway
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Organic and natural supermarket Whole Foods Market has officially opened on Fulham Broadway - and the store's long awaited arrival has set local people buzzing on Twitter.

Sarah Robinson ‏@_sarah_robinson  tweeted: "I'm literally like a child at Christmas over the opening of whole foods in Fulham tomorrow.. @WFMLondon MOST EXCELLENT!"

Emma Bates ‏@EmmaSHBates said: " Fulham Wholefoods Market is how I imagine heaven to be."

Some people's attitudes were more practical: David Chow ‏@davidchow  : " Hello a nice increase in value to our homes in my neighbourhood."

The London Chatter ‏@TheLDNChatter  : " Anticipating my own bankruptcy with the opening of @WholeFoods in #Fulham ."

And others already seem addicted: Pancakes & Peonies ‏@PancakesPeonies: "So happy Whole Foods Market have opened their doors in Fulham! I'm never leaving!"

Christopher Brisley ‏@cbrisley: " I'm going in, I maybe some time, come and get me if I don't come out ."

Clare Fitzgerald ‏@ClareFitzgerald  summed up the situation with her tweet: " The buzz around the new whole foods in Fulham is hilarious! How did one cope before it opened ha true #MiddleClassProblemsSolved."

The store, on the site formerly used by restaurant The Blue Elephant, was officially opened on Thursday April 10 with a bread breaking ceremony which Whole Foods say is held at every new store, performed at 10am with the help of H & F Mayor and local resident Frances Stainton and children from from Albert and Friends Instant Circus.

Albert and Friends Instant Circus

Albert and Friends is also one of four charities to benefit from the store's pledge to give away 5% of the first day's proceeds. The other three, all chosen by the Mayor are the local fund-raising charity The Daisy Trust, The Opportunity Fund in Fulham, which provides grants for community projects and Walking with the Wounded.

Whole Foods Market says the store, the ninth to open in London, is intended as a "one stop shop for all your everyday needs" and adds that it take pride in sourcing UK products included 70 suppliers of food, drink and beauty products based within the M25.

Among those, seven companies are from our local area – Firefly health drinks, the Cool Chile Company, The Oil Merchant, The Fresh Pasta Company and the Mirabilia Olive Leaf Tea Company, plus in the Spirits section Hammersmith based Sipsmith feature and in Health & Beauty, natural supplement maker, Organic Burst.

The store also has a community room which is avaialable for local groups and charities to use as a free meeting place. Jade Hoai, the Store Team Leader says: " Putting our local shoppers at the heart of what we do is what sets Whole Foods Market apart. From our opening day, our commitment to working with local causes which can most benefit from our resources is something we are most proud of.

"We want to encourage people to come here to shop, meet, talk and learn. Our new Community Room will encourage all of that and more."

Whole Foods i Fulham Now Open


April 15, 2014

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