Report: Whole Foods turning its 365 stores into regular stores

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Whole Foods 365 stores will be going away and replaced with normal stores, according to a report this week from Yahoo Finance.

The Austin-based chain now owned by Amazon is reportedly giving up on its experiment of smaller-format stores. The Whole Foods 365 store in Cedar Park is among the 12 stores that will be converted to typical stores.

Back in January, Yahoo Finance reported on the company’s plans as outlined in an internal announcement. It also reported price decreases at regular Whole Foods stores and poor performance at the smaller versions contributed to the decision.

Austin was supposed to get a Whole Foods 365 store at the Plaza Saltillo development in east Austin, but the developer confirmed in January that a regular Whole Foods store will be put there instead.

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