Whole Foods Market Opens First Location in Montana
- by Jenna Plasterer
BOZEMAN, MT - Following in the footsteps of its parent company, Amazon, Whole Foods Market is taking on expansions in new markets, this time announcing that it will soon open a new store in Bozeman, Montana. For Whole Foods, Bozeman is the first city in Montana in which the retailer will enter, but the new location opens the doors for further expansion into the growing market.
The new Whole Foods Market will open at the Gallatin Valley Mall in Bozeman, according to an article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Demolition on the previous building began earlier this week, and construction is set to finish next fall according to John Morrow, one of the mall’s Managing Partners.
Whole Foods may have been attracted to the Bozeman market based on its rapid expansion. Deemed one of the fastest-growing metropolitan cities by The U.S. Census Bureau, the Montana city now touts over 50,000 residents and draws consumers from neighboring towns and states.
According to an article from Wicked Local Framingham, the location of the new Whole Foods is part of a five-county trade area that draws in over 150,000 people, providing a wide shopper base for the market to appeal to.
On the state border of Idaho and Wyoming, Bozeman has the potential to open doors into further multi-state expansions for the grocer. Will this enter into Bozeman mark the start of new stores in Montana and surrounding states? Keep reading AndNowUKnow as we keep our ears to the newswire.