Midtown Whole Foods Market Will Soon Offer Grocery Pickup ‘In Response To COVID-19’ Post-Renovation

National grocer is 'quickly expanding our list of stores that offer' the service.
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Whole Foods Market in the Midtown Place shopping center, at 650 Ponce de Leon Avenue, will soon add “grocery pickup” to its list of services.

Currently, the grocer only offers delivery from this location.

Whole Foods Market will convert dine-in seating into the “grocery pickup area,” according to a permit application filed with the City of Atlanta for the $21,000 renovation.

“In response to COVID-19, we’re quickly expanding our list of stores that offer grocery pickup,” Whole Foods Market wrote on a splash page for the service.

Reps for the national grocery chain did not respond to What Now Atlanta’s request for comment and a store manager was unaware of the impending renovation.

Grocery delivery and pickup are a growing trend in the U.S. amid the coronavirus outbreak with a “110 percent boost in daily sales between March and April,” according to Tech Crunch.

Atlanta-area Whole Foods that currently offer grocery delivery and pickup include the new Midtown flagship, Chamblee, and in Marietta’s Merchants Walk.


[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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eRosewater
4 months ago

Surprised it didn’t already have that capability. Hopefully will further reduce demand for parking in that hellish plaza…

Caleb
4 months ago
Reply to  eRosewater

If they’re using the dine-in space for grocery pickup, it probably means you have to park and walk into the store to get them. Seems pretty counter productive to me.

Blake
4 months ago

Wow pretty surprised the Amazon owned WholeFoods is only now offering a service pretty much every other grocer has had for some time now….

Dude
4 months ago
Reply to  Blake

i know right!!!

[…] According to reports, some Whole Foods stores are removing in-store dining and seating space to make room for pickup staging. One store in Atlanta earmarked $21,000 to switch dine-in seating over to a “grocery pickup area,” according to What Now Atlanta. […]

[…] According to reports, some Whole Foods stores are removing in-store dining and seating space to make room for pickup staging. One store in Atlanta earmarked $21,000 to switch dine-in seating over to a “grocery pickup area,” according to What Now Atlanta. […]

[…] According to reports, some Whole Foods stores are removing in-store dining and seating space to make room for pickup staging. One store in Atlanta earmarked $21,000 to switch dine-in seating over to a “grocery pickup area,” according to What Now Atlanta. […]

[…] De acordo com relatos, algumas lojas Whole Foods estão removendo espaço para refeições e assentos nas lojas para abrir espaço para a preparação da coleta. Uma loja em Atlanta destinou US $ 21.000 para trocar os assentos de jantar por uma “área de entrega de compras”, de acordo com o What Now Atlanta . […]

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