Canada: Whole Foods not coming to Calgary’s Northland Village Mall
Whole Foods Market, which had planned to open a store at Northland Village Mall in northwest Calgary, says it is no longer considering that site.
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The American supermarket chain has been in Canada for 10 years in B.C. and Ontario. It had planned to open a store in Calgary in the summer of 2017.
Ann Marie Ricard, speaking for Whole Foods, says that has changed.
“Following a series of timing challenges we faced with the landlord at our Calgary site, we opted to terminate the lease,” she said in an email.
Devin Hutt of Primaris Management, which operates Northland, confirmed Whole Foods will not be part of the mall’s redevelopment. However, he did not say if another grocery chain has been secured for the location.
“Whole Foods Market remains committed to expanding in Canada with four stores in development and we continue to explore additional sites in the market,” said Ricard.
The four stores underway are in Edmonton, Victoria, North Vancouver and Toronto. The opening date for the Edmonton store has not yet been released.
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