Jackson Whole Grocer will become Whole Foods Market in early 2021. Photo Credit: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Whole Grocer today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Whole Foods Market.  

“For more than ten years, it has been an honor to steward Jackson Whole Grocer. During that time, our team has proudly served our customers and community,” said Jeff  Rice, Owner of Jackson Whole Grocer.

“After much mindful consideration, we have decided to sell our business. We are fortunate to have this opportunity with Whole  Foods Market, an organization that is aligned with our mission of creating and sharing exceptional experiences in food and shopping. Whole Foods Market is best-in-class at providing such extraordinary experiences and they are often recognized as one of the best companies to work for in America. We are confident that our customers and  employees will greatly benefit from the working and shopping experience that Whole  Foods Market offers, and we are excited to welcome Whole Foods Market to the  Jackson community.”

“Like Jackson Whole Grocer, Whole Foods Market is committed to offering high-quality products, supporting our team members, developing successful relationships with our suppliers, and caring for our local communities and the environment,” said Bill Jordan, regional president of the Rocky Mountain region at Whole Foods Market.

“We look forward to getting to know the Jackson community – including residents and visitors – and providing them with products that must meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards, as well as a destination to discover new flavors and local items unique to this area” continued Jordan. 

The transaction is expected to close in early 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. Whole Foods Market will offer positions to as many qualified Jackson Whole  Grocer employees as possible. The store will remain open throughout the transition.  

About Jackson Whole Grocer: 

Jackson Whole Grocer is an independent grocer located in Jackson, Wyoming. The store offers a unique selection that includes everything from organic, natural, and local foods to everyday essentials and culinary delights. The store’s mission is to create and share the Jackson Whole Grocer experience while connecting the community through food.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who is lucky to call the Tetons home. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.