Whole Foods looks to open 40 more stores in Canada

Chief executive envisions Whole Foods will do $1 billion in sales here
5/23/2013

Whole Foods could open 40 more stores, eventually ringing in $1 billion in annual sales in Canada if expansion continues as planned.

John Mackey, the grocer’s co-CEO, made the comments at a conference in Montreal, adding he didn’t have a timeline for the expansion.

At present, he said the grocer is looking at locations in Montreal.

By opening stores in Quebec, Whole Foods will face possible unionization, something the CEO acknowledged saying the province “has stronger labour unions than in some other parts of Canada,” in a report.

Currently all nine stores of the organic chain are in B.C. and Ontario, with the retailer opening some 30 stores a year.

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