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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whole Foods opens second Hawaii store in Maui Mall

Advertiser Staff

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Shoppers crowd the new Whole Foods Market store in Kahului on its first day of business.

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Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Kahului today, the second of three stores it has planned for Hawai’i.

Morning festivities kicked off with Whole Foods’ traditional bread breaking ceremony, food and product samples by local vendors as well as demonstrations.
“We have been looking forward to joining the Maui community for many years and are so excited to be here and celebrate this day with our shoppers,” said Ray Stockton, Whole Foods Market Kahului, store team leader.
The 26,366-square-foot store follows the opening of the first Hawai'i Whole Foods at Kahala Mall on O'ahu in September 2008. A 40,000-square-foot store in Kailua is expected to open in fall 2011. A previously planned flagship at Ward Centers in Kaka'ako was canceled by the Texas-based chain after construction delays by Ward Center.