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Whole Foods celebrates 30 years in September

AUSTIN, Texas Whole Foods Market announced that it is celebrating its 30th birthday this September with a bash at its world headquarters and festivities at all of its stores.

"Whole Foods Market was started to offer people healthy, high quality food in its purest state, and we're still committed to that mission 30 years later," said co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey.  "It has been extremely rewarding to see that Whole Foods Market is much more than a grocery store to our shoppers and our team members.  It is a catalyst for helping make our world a better place to live. We now have the scale, visibility and opportunity to have a larger influence than ever before." 

The company selected 30 shoppers (and their guests) as winners of a short essay contest. The prize included a trip to Whole Foods' headquarters in Austin for an expense-paid VIP culinary weekend Sept. 17 to 19.