Whole Foods is Opening Its First Location in This State
Shoppers in southwest Montana will soon have a new place to shop for fresh groceries. The first Whole Foods store in Bozeman is currently under construction, according to a local news report.
The grocery store chain has more than 500 stores across North America and the United Kingdom, but this will be the very first location in Montana. The new location isn't on Whole Foods' official list of stores in development, but it will be part of a new retail development, which will take about a year to complete, Wicked Local Farmingham reports.
The developer characterized Bozeman as a "retail hub," which attracts shoppers from as far as 80 miles. The city is located close to the state's borders with Idaho and Wyoming. It's also part of what the newspaper calls a "five-county trade area of approximately 150,000 people."
Word of the new Whole Foods' store comes as the chain's parent company continues to roll out new grocery shopping innovations. Amazon opened its first cashier-less grocery store to the public in 2018. It more recently unveiled Dash Carts, which will be tested at brick-and-mortar stores in Southern California by the end of the year. Sensors track items shoppers add to the new carts before charging the credit card linked to their Amazon accounts. Amazon is also testing a palm-reading biometric identification system at two Amazon Go locations in Seattle.
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