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Traffic jams as rush to Whole Foods continues

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 12, 2012

stocking up:  The new Whole Foods Market has proved popular with shoppers

stocking up: The new Whole Foods Market has proved popular with shoppers

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HUGE queues formed at Cheltenham's newest supermarket at the weekend as hungry residents stopped for groceries.

Whole Foods Market opened on Wednesday and has already proved a hit with shoppers.

Traffic jams formed along Tewkesbury Road yesterday afternoon as people went to check the place out.

Twitter was alive with praise for the newest addition to the Gallagher Retail Park.

Tracey from Cheltenham tweeted: "The new Whole Foods store is a real feast for the senses."

And Stacy Smith admitted she could have spent a fortune in the store.

She added: "Best bit, eating cake on the beanbags while the kids played."

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  • Ms_Superstar  |  November 14 2012, 12:00AM

    Haven't tried it. Probably won't. Too far out of town. Waitrose will do for me. And Caffe Nero for my coffee. Or, for a real treat, a freshly roasted espresso up at Bath Road flea market.

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  • Bonkim2003  |  November 13 2012, 5:41PM

    The same lot that go to Costa or Coffee Nation (that don't pay U.K taxes) and buy pennies worth of coffee for many pounds and then complain they can't make both ends meet or that their social security has been reduced.

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  • Bonkim2003  |  November 13 2012, 5:39PM

    A passing fad for those who have more money than sense. Comments from the likes of 'Stacy Smith' makes me sick. For the rest - Tesco, Morrison, ASDA, or Lidl will do fine.

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  • disco2disco  |  November 13 2012, 3:14PM

    "At the beginning Whole Foods loved us and took care of us, but then it went all greedy. When they got bigger they got just like all the other big boys. Suddenly you couldn't sell direct to the stores but you had to go through their centralised distribution scheme. In effect, we were locked out - I lost $40,000 worth of produce that season. I said, if you want, go and play with the California boys. You can screw a Texas farmer once, but not twice." From http://tinyurl.com/accurzx

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  November 13 2012, 2:42PM

    Just another big organisation. Google them, and you'll another load of waffle. Local to them means up to seven hours travelling time by car or truck. They care so much about the UK market, their supplier profiles aren't on the website. This year alone, they have had thirty five product recalls. I have no problem with big corporations, but when such organisations says things like; 'Organic food tastes great!
 It's common sense — well-balanced soils produce strong, healthy plants that become nourishing food for people and animals.' That may well be accepted by certain Americans, but when this country has undertaken scientific studies to prove that there are no benefits whatsover from organic, other than emptying your wallet quicker, you start to question everything they do and say. I hope like every other busines trying to fight out of this wretched recession, but remember, the profits they make from your purchases will be heading west.

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  • disco2disco  |  November 13 2012, 1:28PM

    Whole Foods must be sponsoring the Echo what with so many articles concerning this new supermarket. Nothing like a bit of unbiased reporting.

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  • Bratfurd  |  November 13 2012, 12:03PM

    There was a big dash for samon! the restaurant/cafe within the shop is worth checking out. We really enjoyed it! (although it was was considerably more pricey than expected even though it was self service).

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  • Dave_t10  |  November 13 2012, 12:34AM

    They really need to look at the light around this junction, some of the sequencing is just plain daft.

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  • ladygray  |  November 12 2012, 8:06PM

    Food

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  • ladygray  |  November 12 2012, 8:06PM

    Actually free radical, I did not buy the salmon, and for your information most of the foos IS LOCAL

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