"What a wonderful lunch. We enjoyed everything was fresh and the people working the juice bar were patient and kind!” – The Juice Bar Staff are thrilled to hear these comments !!!
“Nice and Clean Store with great bulk food section and great juice bar. Very clean bathrooms too” Thank You!!!
“1) Thank you to Sandra for always being so friendly and cheerful and 2) could you please try to get some non-irradiated chili powder?” – They don’t come much more cheerful and friendly than Sandy and yes, we’ll look for some non-irradiated chili powder !!!!
“Great Food.” – Thank You.
“Please get some Vegan Chocolate Chips….” – We have found two different kinds – bulk and packaged – in stock now.
“Catnip and Cayenne pepper in bulk foods are next to each other. Not nice for cats if cayenne gets into catnip” – We moved them apart – thanks for pointing that out!
“Just love this store. Our daughter from Portland visited and she has celiac disease so buys gluten free items and thought your selection and prices were great. Many thanks”. – You’re welcome!
“Re: Soy Dream Ice Cream . I can only have Butter Pecan or Vanilla. Why don’t the smaller sizes go on sale too?” – Unfortunately, we are at the mercy of our suppliers when it comes to the sale prices. Hopefully both sizes will be on sale during the warmer weather.
“Catherine was the best customer service person! Very helpful and polite. Thanks for your advice and time” – We’re very happy that you received such great service!!!
“Re: Dave – Excellent Customer Service” – We agree!!!
“Excellent, informative info from Shirley regarding helpful ways to deal with arthritis. We’ll be back for more help.” – Anytime!!!
“Your store is great but your computer costs too much . It would be great if you would lower it.” – We have checked around and it appears that our prices are reasonable and competitive!!!
“It would be great if you cooked up roasted chickens like the grocery stores, except make them organic and free run…” – We would love to just that but we don’t have the space for display case. You can call our juice bar in advance and we’ll cook one up for you!!!
“I like the soups and I love the help you get from workers here. You should bring one to Princeton” Roya – Thanks for the great comments, Roya – we’re glad that you like our food. Sorry, we won’t be opening a store in Princeton!!!
“Would you please see if you can get ‘ground flax’ that is ground finer? “Judy – We’ll do our best and we’ll call you if we can find some.
“On your ‘organically grown’ vegetables/fruits – it would be great to indicate LOCAL as well. “Michelle – Great suggestion – we’ll start doing just that !!!!
“Please get more wheatgrass.” – We get a lot of requests for fresh wheatgrass but, unfortunately, no one locally grows a reliable source. If and when we can get a steady supply, we’ll add wheatgrass to the menu.
“I enjoy shopping in your store and have been a customer for a number of years now. However, just a suggestion, PLEASE do not fill your side bulk food bins so full. The minute you take the scoop, food is everywhere. It is not only time consuming for your staff to clean it up but has the potential to be hazardous if someone steps on it.” Lila – Thanks for that Lila. To be honest, this has been an ongoing complaint and it is a tough one to fix for a variety of operational reasons. However, we hear what you and others have had to say and we will do our best to fix this annoying problem.
“I object to the paper advertising put automatically into my bag for environmental reasons.” Ruth – Good point! We’ll offer our customers the option of not having any paper advertising in their shopping bags – just ask the cashier and they will remove it.
“Good food – keep it up! Seany – Thanks – we love the compliments!
“I believe that there is a substantially large percentage of people that would like to benefit from the extremely healthy properties of wheatgrass. Please consider investing.” Chad – See the other wheat grass response above – nothing would make us happier than to be able to sell wheat grass juice.
“Please open the juice bar on Sundays! – We have considered this idea many times but we just can’t figure out a way to make it practical and economical – we’ll keep working on it!
“I don’t think there is better food anywhere! It is good wholesome food – good sized servings and very good value for your money”
“Your store is way ahead of Nature’s Fare in Kelowna! Why don’t you open a branch there?”
“Could we possibly use Dixie cups for the water cooler in vitamins?”
“Please put seat covers in the Women’s washrooms”
“Please consider finding a source for pearl couscous”
“Wheat Grass Juice at the juice bar would be great”
“Hey, great cheese buns but you never have any…. So I suggest that you get a whole shelf of them”
“Get cheese buns more regularly please”
“Vitamin Department needs a portable phone”
“High Chair in the Juice Bar would be great! You have a booster seat but for younger babies a high chair is easier. Thanks”
“Thanks for expanding your Burt’s Bees products! It’s really great.”
“Can you get “Taste Adventure” lentil soup?”
“Please bring in Graham wafer Crumbs in Bulk”
“Your store needs a “No Skateboarding” sign. I almost got hit by a couple of kids.”
“I like shopping here and how the staff treat me”
“Wow, organic meat at last. Good Going…”
“We are very impressed with the Buffalo Meat. We will buy it here regularly now. Thank you very much.”
“Thanks for servicing and selling great meat. I spend the summer eating fruit and veg but as the winter comes, I need some meat. Hi and thanks for a great store.”
“In these times when we are faced with BSE, it’s wonderful to have an alternative. Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing in organic meat. My husband has been bringing organic meat from Capers in Vancouver each week. Please continue to bring it in.”
“Thrilled you have bison”
“My biggest compliments to you for having organic meat”
“Thank you for the organic meats. Penticton does need a place to get better quality organic meats. Way to go.”
“Organic Meats= Fantastic = Thank You!! I have been looking all over for a healthy alternative…..Please don’t discontinue……”
“Glad to see that you are now providing organic roasts and steaks”
“Meat in your store is a plus! Pleasing all shoppers. Thank You!”
“Thanks Whole Foods Market for carrying organic meat! My husband buys it all the time – even though I’m a vegetarian”
“We feel your store manager needs to take a trip to see the goods (displayed) sold at the Nelson Co-op store…”
Mexi-Snax Chips different flavours, You carried them for a while last year that was awesome.”
“The organic Biowafers should be merchandised with the cookies – not crackers…….. Also fall cleansing – we need fresh juices available for the 3-7 shift”
“Charlene is A#1”
“Thank you to the lady with the English accent in the Information Desk and to Courtney for guiding me to doctors and practitioners in Penticton. You were very kind and helpful”
“I think your store has very nice people…..”
“Thank you for providing good food and employing kind bright eyed people. Samples “Verry Good!”
“Please stock Baronia organic pasta – fabulous flavour and texture”
“This store rocks”
“Your service is great and your quality is excellent”
“More selection in your Burt’s Bees would be great. More variety in products also.”
"We like this nice store – everyone is caring and obliging"
"Please source and offer Le Puy lentils – they are tiny (half the size of the ones you sell) green lentils and delicious"
"You are great"
"I think the staff at the vitamin counter needs stools to sit on"
"We'll miss Alison very much"
"…..on behalf of all those who are chemically sensitive, like myself, that you please remove the overpowering air freshener you have in the washrooms…."
"I think you should have a discount card for frequent shoppers"
"Please don't fill the bins so full. Everything falls on the floor when I try to get it out and the lids are almost impossible to open and close when they are too full"
"Great place. Staff and seminars are helpful"
"Please get banana bites again"
"The juice bar is fantastic! The sandwiches are so good and I love the mini-salads! You should stay open past 4:00 pm"
"I miss the water cooler at the back"
"Please ask retail staff and cashiers to not chew gum during store hours"
"Great food and my Mom loves all the organic foods"
"Thanks for ordering the mixed bean sprouts"
"I have lunch approximately 3 and sometimes 4 times a week and Zoe is very helpful and pleasant. She always has suggestions and is very fast and efficient. I would like it if you were open earlier in the morning."
"Great store – keep up the good work"
"It would be great if you carried graham crumbs again"
"I can't understand why you write the price of produce in great big numbers while the actual product is in little letters in tiny script. Do tell"
"Would it be good customer relations/service to have a free coffee refill or possibly a .50 charge? In contrast, the "Hog's Breath" has a free 2nd cup of the good organic coffee. You do have a great product line"
"I like the bars"
"Infant seats in carts"
"Bins are too FULL – (gelatin caps)"
"Juice Bar open 7days/week"
"Very attractive store"– Denise – Vazeux Lake Lodge
"I love your store and if me and my Mom are in Penticton, I say, Mom, I want to eat at Whole Foods Market"– Roya
"The girls in vitamins are very sweet and helpful. Keep up the good work”
"Bente is the best checkout-er in town! I love the smell of the store. It is always clean and neat and easy to navigate. I haven't any suggestions. I shop here even though I'm not into herbs, "natural”, organic" Anne Brewster
"Very helpful staff. Especially in vitamin section”
"Lots of products with hydrogenated oil”
"Your store manager should be making 100K/year. Greg is awesome”
"Vitamin Staff are absolutely wonderful”
"Thank you for your monster cookies/gluten free section. One suggestion: Please please can you substitute honey for sugar in your almond/peanut butter cookies? I am on a special no sugar, no grains/flour diet . Your cookies are making me crazy!!" Bonny
"I think you should put some scales in the aisles with the Bulk Food”
"Please do not fill the bins so full!!”
"I would appreciate that the vacuuming be done after closing or before opening because it makes it difficult to talk to vitamin people without yelling”
"$6.00 for an egg salad sandwich is TOO much" Wayne (Note: We lowered the price!)
"Square tags – get rid of them. They do not fasten bags properly" G. Brown
"Need deluxe mincemeat. Come in early as you sold out last year" Dale
"There was a small child running and screaming. It was lovely" Renee
"I really like your juice bar! Are there any other branches of Whole Foods Market and if there are, where are they? I also like your selection of dairy and gluten-free chocolates, ice cream etc." Lalla
"Richard Hunt gave me good service" Sam
"I like your food"– Roya
"All the food, vitamins and body products are really great! I wish Whole Foods would move to Princeton!" Chelsea
"Great store. Awesome service. Organic lemonade #1 drink" Chavarie Family
"What!! No ground poppy seeds. Why!!”
"Your apples this year are exceedingly dry inside – all varieties. Fuji are the best. Other than that store and employees ***** Five star!”
"Having the juice bar sandwich card (like Subway) every 10 sandwiches get one free. That's the only reason my family goes is for the free cards”
"What about putting water dispenser in vitamin department so customers can take their vits”
"Could you move next door to our house please?" Logan
"U need a longer counter to the til – some items are too heavy to hold!”
"Thanks for having the doula seminar. Have more things like this" Julie
"The raw pumpkin seeds and and the bottom row are hard to get at for seniors"
"Thank you for changing the twist ties back to previous type. Love your
Store" Joan Young
"I appreciate that you guys put out testers for us to try new products" BB
"I love your soup and sandwiches and your freesys. I wish we had a Whole Foods Market in Princeton, B.C" Roya
"You should nutritional info on Whole Foods Market Brands"
"I was so disappointed when you stopped getting Rice Dream Bars. Not the long ones - the sandwich variety. They were good."
"Tazo Chai Tea Bags, please"
"The drinks are delicious - the best . Thanks" I.P. Freely
"Don't Fill Bins Full"
"Great bunch of cashiers you got there, very cheery and helpful - Candis, Bente, Sandy and Ann"
"Staff at Whole Foods are all excellent"
"I love U. Come closer to my house in the Westbench and I'll buy more food" Ivanna Eatalot
"You have the best girls working at the front till; they are so cherry and helpful. Great Girls - Bente, Candis, Ann, Sandy"
"Thank you for the "old ties" being back"
"The clam chowder soup base is so salty - we couldn't eat it - we had to throw it out"
"I a world contaminated with pesticides, biologically engineered products and additives, it's a relief to know that there's the Whole Foods Market"
"The food is excellent - real quality"
"This is the best place" Roya
Many customers left comments over the past months regarding the new clip ties that replaced the twist ties for bulk items. The old twist ties were replaced by new tags, which are easier to write on. The comments were that the clips do not properly close over the bags, as they are too small. These clips will be replaced with new, larger clips (such as those used to tie bread bags closed) that will keep the bags tightly closed. We apologize for the inconvenience of the smaller clips, and thank you for your feedback. Whole Foods Market Management
"Good Service, thanks!" J.G.
"I love your store because of your good service, tasty food, etc. I come here from Princeton (B.C.) My family doesn't shop from the local shops in Princeton, they only buy food here." Laila
"I live in Westbank and come down and eat here often. How about coming closer to Westbank?" Laura
"You guys have a wide selection of great gluten-free and dairy-free products! I also love your soups, especially vegetarian chili!" Laila
"Sure would like to see your discount card re-instated." - S.E., Oliver, B.C.
"Please put child safety straps on all of your shopping carts – thanks!"
"Juan is so helpful when I can't find what I am looking for. He keeps the store so clean."
"Thanks for putting my compliment on the sheet. Nice people." - Luv Melissa (again!)
"Regarding your own bakery bread: I will make a special trip to your store to buy your fresh bread Multigrain and Pumpkin Rye bread, it is great! Thank You! But I feel frustrated and disappointed when I can't tell what is fresh (baked that day) and what is day old or older! I will pay premium prices for fresh, but feel you are being dishonest when you try to sell stale bread for premium prices, old bread should be clearly marked!"
"Your store is Phat (cool) Hi Richard!" - Davin
"I love your chocolates. And I love your food." - Roya
"Dec. 7, 2001 – Wonderful staff, great food and labeling. Thank you for the 15% off. Merry Christmas and a Good New Year!" - Garth Hunter
"Wow, that Lauresa is one fine lady..."
"Please keep making Wheat Free Muffins. This is the only place in town to get them..."
"I love the hospitality, smell and what your store sells. Just moved here and like healthy food. Thank you, Rob"
"Great Music" - Melissa
"How about Italian Gelato or Soy Ice Cream?" - Shelley
"I like your selection of creams in the beauty place" - Colette
"You have awesome food"
"How come you guys don't have a bike rack?" (We do have a bike rack - it's around the side of the building beside the patio!)
"Respect your elders get 'automatic' doors that slide open when you walk up to them"
"Can you look into carrying part or all of the gluten free products by Kinnickinick out of Edmonton - long time patron with daughter on gluten free diet"
"Your service is awesome"
"Like the Music"
"Great store, wonderful staff"
"How about indisposable glasses for smoothies consumed in store?"
"Where is the Floyd Cramer tape or CD gone?"
"Great Service, a wonderful selection of products and a very pleasant staff. Enjoy the monthly BBQ's - good food and entertainment" - Patti
"Bob! Could you please bring back the bulk dates. I like lots of dates?" Heidi
June, July, August 2000
"I really like your pay less barbeque. I hope you continue with them. I
would like you to paint the patio where I eat lunch. Please paint it blue
and white…." (from Kendal Marsden) " You have lots of interesting foods and
drinks to look at…" (from Colette Clark - age 8)
"Keep selling local organic produce!" (P)
"Need TofuMate Texas Taco - probably most popular..." (Shelley)
"The bulk foods are great - excellent selection. This store is a little gem in the desert..."
"I like this store..." (Leila Clark - age 6)
"I just wanted to say thank you for doing the free lunches on Friday. I enjoyed trying a few different vege burgers. Thanks again..." (Camille Clark)
"Dandy Store All Around..."
"Very Good Selection; Keep up the Good Work; Juice Bar Excellent; Good Service..."
"Could you please bring back the Veggie Pate..."
"Most Impressive. Great Selection taste also an excellent idea. Keep up the good work of informing the public of healthy eating..." (Barbara Booth, Belleville Ont)
"We were just passing through and we found your wonderful juice bar with delicious food and wonderful service and people - Thank you!! Love the non-dairy ice cream treats. What a great treat this store is..."
"Please do not put stickers on the produce. It is not necessary…" (The Kreks)
"Customers who are re-using boxes should also get a refund. Not only
people who bring their bags. We re-use too!"
"I think you should get brown napkins..."
"I think you store is the best store..."
"Hello. I like the store and your mostly reasonable prices. Is it possible to stock the super absorbent Natracare pads in the boxes that contain 30 pads? I realize it's a new product, so perhaps for your next shipment? Thank you. I am sooo pleased you are providing a safe alternative. Have a nice day..."
"Smells good in here. Good Service..."
"I find it annoying when the cashiers are on the phone while making change or when I am paying my bill. Someone else should answer the phone..."
"I would like you to get brown napkins. Thanks..."
"I moved here in August from Salmon Arm. This is the best store that I have been to here or in Salmon Arm..."
"I am disappointed to see the poor choice of advertising on the Channel Parkway. A store concerned with the environment should not be using scenery blocking billboards to promote business. Please take it down. Let's be part of the solution - not the problem. Thank you..."
"John says I like cheese sales. I am 5 years old..."
"You should bring in big So Nice Soya milk. It just does not work with the little ones..."
"I love this store because you get many things that make you healthy..."
" Bob, stop smoking. We need you around to give heck to!" - Kari, Westpoint
Nov/99 - Feb/00
"I appreciate it when you try the different foods (taste test) " - from
Colette (age 7 years)
" Thank you for the snack food I tried today" - Leila (age 5 years)
"We always enjoy our veggie burger. It's a meal in itself. Thanks for a full and delicious veggie burger and bun..."
"First impression GRRREAT! Service Excellent! Very Helpful! Keep it Up! Thanks..."
"I love your products. Keep up the good work..."
"Do you but locally grown veggies when in season...?"
"Great Store… I love your selection of organic products..."
"What a pleasure to have been here - and to come into yearly - from 3 in Vancouver. Thanks for products and atmosphere….."
" I like shopping here - all the staff is a help to me..."
"Whole Foods Market is cool..."
"Would like to see Juliana offer cooking classes..."
Thanks for putting important community info on your bulletin board. Sure wish you would move it up front where people would see it..."
"What a pleasure to have been here...Thanks for products and atmosphere"
"I like shopping here. Rosemary has helped me a lot. Bless Rosemary and all staff. Bente too"
"It is my opinion that the clover is very fresh. At least not at all BAAA-D"
"Bente needs a raise"
"We really wish that you had a "nut grinder" on the premises so that we could make our own almond butter"
"I just love your sandwiches. MMM, they're the best"
"Always get what you want"
"Maybe a blind on the door. It's bright at the end of the day"
"Can you please offer preservative free deli meats for sale? I've tried Capers meats in West Vancouver and they were excellent."
"Very good job Debra" - from Jaime
"What is the change in procedure to get items from the Juice Bar? Not very efficient. Too much lining up."
"I think the service is great and like everything. I just was wondering if you were going to have your stores in Vancouver"
"The brand of veggie bulk sausages you have taste terrible. Get Yves back quick"
"Great Party...Well Run...Very Much Appreciated"
"Great Day, lots of info, the music fun, and staff sooooo friendly and helpful. Wish you lots of continued success."
"You are the best"