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GROUNDWORK COFFEE CO. TO OPEN CAFÉS IN WHOLE FOODS MARKET 365 STORES

GROUNDWORK COFFEE CO. TO OPEN CAFÉS IN
WHOLE FOODS MARKET 365 STORES
Lake Oswego and Santa Monica locations open July 14 and Aug. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 12, 2017 – Groundwork Coffee Co., the USDA certified organic roasting company, has partnered with Whole Foods Market 365 to open a Groundwork café inside their Lake Oswego, Oregon store on July 14 and soon-to-open Santa Monica, California store August 9.

Whole Foods Market 365 stores feature a curated mix of products that meet the company’s industry-leading standards, plus unique venues as part of its Friends of 365 program.

“When Whole Foods Market created the 365 store concept and invited us to be one of their Friends, it was an obvious yes,” says Groundwork principal Eddy Cola. “With our shared values and a partnership spanning more than ten years, this opportunity was a perfect extension of our relationship and a natural fit for our brands. With this new partnership, we’re committed to creating amazing experiences and continuing to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

All of Groundwork’s coffees and teas are certified organic. Also certified kosher and non-GMO, their coffees are harvested from every growing region in the world. Groundwork’s organic certification attests that their coffee and its community of growers are not exposed to harmful pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. From the ground up, customers can feel good knowing that their purchase didn’t come at the expense of the physical health or economic well-being of the farmers and growers who brought it to market.

Whole Foods Market 365’s Lake Oswego location is a 36,000-square-foot store offering a thoughtful selection of grab-and-go prepared foods, grocery items, unique venues and retail innovations that streamline the shopping experience for customers who are seeking convenience and value on high-quality products without artificial colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. The Groundwork café at this location opens July 14, offering their full beverage menu and fresh baked goods.

The Santa Monica Whole Foods Market 365 store and Groundwork café opens August 9. The café will offer Groundwork’s full beverage menu, house-made baked goods, grab-and-go food, and full made-to-order food menu featuring breakfast favorites, sandwiches, salads and bowls.

In addition to their full beverage menu of organic coffee, tea, cold brew, and specialty drinks, both Groundwork cafés in 365 stores will offer Groundwork whole bean coffees, teas, and bottled and canned cold brew.

Lake Oswego Whole Foods Market 365 store location – 11 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Santa Monica Whole Foods Market 365 store location – 2121 Cloverfield Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404

About Groundwork Coffee Co.:
For 27 years, Groundwork has been a homegrown coffee and tea destination, handcrafting delicious drinks from the finest ingredients. Their commitment to each cup and every customer — in warm, inviting cafés that capture the flavor of their neighborhoods — is fundamental to their business. Groundwork rose from the sands of Venice Beach, CA as a rare and used bookstore that also sold coffee and tea, but as local demand grew, they got out of the book business to roast full time. They were one of the first certified organic coffee roasters in California and are now a certified organic roaster in Portland. Their sustainable, relationship-based, organic coffee sourcing has set an industry standard, as did their solar-powered, low-emissions roasting technology. Today, Groundwork operates multiple café locations in Los Angeles and Portland, and distributes its coffees and teas throughout the U.S.
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Frances Dyer, Little Green Pickle – (425) 218-8891, frances@littlegreenpickle.com

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