Whole Foods Market Announces Food + Wine Festival Grand Prize Winner

For Immediate Release, February 2007

Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural & organic grocer, has one lucky customer amongst its many dedicated shoppers today.

Natasha Laughrun’s winning entry was chosen among the many thousands of entries that were received in the South region’s Whole Foods Market “Register to Win a Trip for Two to the BBT Charleston Food + Wine Festival” which takes place March 1 – 4, 2007.

As the lucky Grand Prize winner, Natasha will receive an amazing ticket package to include all of the Festival’s exciting venues, accommodations for two nights at the AAA rated Wentworth Mansion and $500 cash!

The big question among all the entrants was akin to those that want to know what business sold the winning lottery ticket. “The winning entry came from our Buckhead store located in Atlanta” said Pam Fischette, the Director of Marketing for the Whole Foods Market Mt Pleasant, SC location.

Whole Foods Market’s South region is comprised of 14 stores throughout SC, NC, and GA. The fast growing company’s 15th location in the South region will open February 28th in Birmingham Alabama.

Media Contact: Pam Fischette, 843.971.7240 or pam.fischette@wholefoods.com

About Whole Foods Market®:
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (www.wholefoodsmarket.com) is the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer. In fiscal year 2005, the company had sales of $4.7 billion and currently has more than 175 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Whole Foods Market, Harry’s Farmers Market®, and Fresh & Wild® are trademarks owned by Whole Foods Market IP, LP. Whole Foods Market employs more than 40,000 team members and has been ranked for nine consecutive years as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by Fortune magazine.