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No Whole Foods Heading to O'Fallon For Now

Several O'Fallon Patch readers have said they'd like to see either a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's grocery store in the city, but it looks like neither are headed here anytime soon.

Many O'Fallon residents have expressed an interest in seeing a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's closer to home, but they may have to wait awhile. 

As O'Fallon Patch reported in June, a customer relations employee from Trader Joe's said there is no immediate plan to expand to St. Charles County. 

Some readers commented on the O'Fallon Patch Facebook page, and mentioned they would like to see a Whole Foods grocery store instead.

O'Fallon Patch asked Facebook fans in August: What would you rather see close to home? Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? 

Kari Prinke said: "Whole Foods is awesome & SO needed in OFallon!!"

Jackson Thompson said: "Whole Foods, but either is better than nothing."

Maggie Legler: "Whole foods!!! There is a trader Joes in Chesterfield which is not that far away."

Michelle Humphreys Thomason said: "Whole Foods. Larger selection."

Erin Fay Schatteman: "Either but prefer WF. The thing I love about WF is that there is not one product carried in the store that has artificial favors or colors in it. Here is a list of ingredients they don't allow in their products. I love not having to check the ingredients on everything there! They also offer the widest selection of organic produce."

But it doesn't look like the grocery store will be heading close to home anytime soon. 

Whole Foods announced the opening of 10 new stores on its Facebook page on Wednesday evening. 

Here are the new store locations that have just been released:

  • Altamonte Springs & Clearwater, FL
  • Hyannis, MA
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Philadelphia & South Hills, PA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • New York City, NY (Upper East Side & Harlem)
  • North Carolina

The Whole Foods locations closest to O'Fallon are in Chesterfield and Brentwood. 

Jim Frain November 08, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Scott, You're preaching to the choir. Right on with every comment.
Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Yosef November 08, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Grocery stores run on an extremely thin profit margin.
Rosemary Murray November 09, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Please do not ask for Whole Foods to come to O'Fallon. They have GMO's in all the food and it is not listed on the product. There was a Proposition 37 on the ballot in California to make them list the GMO's but it didn't pass as Monsanto was fighting against listing the GMO's. Please go to www.naturalnew.com and you can read all about it.
Rosemary Murray November 09, 2012 at 04:36 PM
That sight for Proposition 37 is wwwNaturalNews.com. Sorry for the typing mistake.
Reverend Scott E. Lee November 09, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Rabbi, we should find a third and walk into a bar sometime. I understand that grocery stores run on thin margins. I still believe that the north side of town could support a market of some sort. But what do I know? If I was a whiz at this sort of thing, I'd be rich. Feh...

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