Wild Oats/Whole Foods
The Wild Oats in Norwood and Deerfield Township are changing more each day in preparation for their transformation into Whole Foods Markets.
First came additional prepared foods, for which Whole Foods is known. Then came additional produce and flora, along with Whole Foods packaging, baked goods and uniforms for employees. The stores will get new Whole Foods signs by the end of January. More nonperishable, private-label items will appear on store shelves next month.
The Wild Oats Web site is gone, too; you're immediately redirected to the Whole Foods site. I talked to the Mid-Atlantic region's marketing director, Sarah Kenney, and she said there's no national plan for the changeover; each region is progressing at its own pace.
She's coming here soon and we're going to do a store tour. I see a video in our future...
Have you noticed the changes at Wild Oats? Do you shop there?