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    The whole foods in wdm opens today. In 5 years will it still be around?



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    Re: Whole Foods

    I would guess so. Trader Joe's does really well, doesn't it, and it's more expensive for different foods? Also, the smaller organic markets do really well.


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    Re: Whole Foods

    People don't mind paying more for food for some reason, I'm looking at you Hy-Vee.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    I imagine it'll still be around. A lot of people in DSM have money to throw at 'em.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    The whole foods in wdm opens today. In 5 years will it still be around?
    Many people will change their tune about the cost when they taste some of the products. You do pay for it, but they have some amazing quality foods.

    A lot of guys will change their tune if they try the butcher and seafood. The "Fareway legend" will drop a few rungs immediately. 8 kinds of sausage made in house daily, aged steaks, chicken that destroys what you get in even high end restaurants, stuff like that will suddenly have people forking over some cash after they try it. I'm sure it will likely be the best seafood in Iowa because it's practically the best seafood you can buy in Chicago outside of restaurant suppliers and one particular public seafood market.

    The only thing that's not high priced is if you're already buying health food specific brands like Odwalla, Clif, Kashi, Kind, Back to Nature, etc...those will likely be cheaper than somewhere like Hy Vee.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    The Whole Foods in Omaha at Regency is always full whenever I stop by which is less than 10 times a year.
    Judging by the look of most of the employees, I think you have to be a certified "tree hugger" in order to work there.


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    Re: Whole Foods

    yes, it'll be around...may kill the fareway that took the old CompUSA store on University though


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    Re: Whole Foods

    Whole Foods had been studying locations around the Western Suburbs for years before deciding to put this one in WDM. Just across the street in Clive is the highest income neighborhood in the metro. The City of WDM recruited them with incentives to keep and attract "young urban professionals" living in their city. I haven't been, but this location looks a bit smaller than other Whole Foods.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    Quote Originally Posted by TRZA View Post
    Whole Foods had been studying locations around the Western Suburbs for years before deciding to put this one in WDM. Just across the street in Clive is the highest income neighborhood in the metro. The City of WDM recruited them with incentives to keep and attract "young urban professionals" living in their city. I haven't been, but this location looks a bit smaller than other Whole Foods.
    I don't see how that is true. It's a nice area, but the housing seems pretty modest. I'd guess most of the houses are in the 200-300k range.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    I don't understand how someone could be a "Young Urban Professional" living in a Suburb.

    I probably won't go out there unless they have something I can't find elsewhere. Alot of the local farmers I trust are choosing to exclusively supply Gateway Market and not Whole Foods, so I'll stick with Gateway, who also makes sausage in house which I'm sure blows away anything Whole Foods has.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    If Trader Joe's can make it then Whole Foods will too. WF does have some high quality items. This board seems pretty anti-organic, but WF is worth trying.

    I still have no idea how Trader Joe's does well. Two Buck Chuck really enough to keep that place growing? Seems like just a lot of off brand food to me like a higher end Aldi



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    Re: Whole Foods

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I would guess so. Trader Joe's does really well, doesn't it, and it's more expensive for different foods? Also, the smaller organic markets do really well.
    Trader Joes is cheaper than whole foods from what I have seen.


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    Re: Whole Foods

    I'm certain there are more than enough idiots to keep it up and running.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    yes, it'll be around...may kill the fareway that took the old CompUSA store on University though
    It's possible but I think they each cater to very different markets.



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    Re: Whole Foods

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Trader Joes is cheaper than whole foods from what I have seen.
    I've never been to either locally - partially because we don't live in DSM. I've stopped at a Whole Foods when travelling and it was the closest store, but have never been in a Trader Joe's.


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