View Poll Results: Will Whole Foods still be around in 5 years

Voters
145. You may not vote on this poll
  • yes

    117 80.69%
  • no

    28 19.31%
Page 1 of 11 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 164

Thread: Whole Foods

  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 198,695, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    12,915
    Points
    198,695
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 95

    Whole Foods

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



  2. #2
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 481,770, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    16,438
    Points
    481,770
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 146
    Given: 463

    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.


    M 7/09

  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 629,767, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    22,163
    Points
    629,767
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 375
    Given: 28

    Re: Whole Foods

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



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 112,746, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    6,867
    Points
    112,746
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 86
    Given: 218

    Re: Whole Foods

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



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 147,819, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    HFCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    9,609
    Points
    147,819
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 257
    Given: 113

    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.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 67,574, Level: 80
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 476
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cyclones_R_GR8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    2,954
    Points
    67,574
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 65

    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.


    They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.

  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 61,177, Level: 76
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 473
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    CycoCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    4,542
    Points
    61,177
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 32

    Re: Whole Foods

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


    John Walters is my hero

  8. #8
    Starter
    Points: 9,521, Level: 29
    Level completed: 29%, Points required for next Level: 429
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    TRZA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    West Side of Des Moines
    Posts
    601
    Points
    9,521
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    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.



  9. #9
    Starter
    Points: 17,137, Level: 39
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 113
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    645
    Points
    17,137
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    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.



  10. #10
    Legend
    Points: 144,728, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,597
    Points
    144,728
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 59
    Given: 9

    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.



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 29,228, Level: 52
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 522
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    KnappShack's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    1,183
    Points
    29,228
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 27
    Given: 15

    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



  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 447,458, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,309
    Points
    447,458
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 7

    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.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 140,793, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4,519
    Points
    140,793
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Whole Foods

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



  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 23,283, Level: 46
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 267
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    ThurgoodMarshal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    973
    Points
    23,283
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 149
    Given: 46

    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.



  15. #15
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 481,770, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    16,438
    Points
    481,770
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 146
    Given: 463

    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.


    M 7/09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM