February 12, 2016
More fresh produce from Whole Foods.
As Urban Outfitters, Gap and Whole Foods themselves have already proved, record shops needn’t just be record shops. Although it’s been a couple of year since Whole Foods announced it would stock vinyl alongside other organic produce, a new initiative from the retailer wants to bring independent record shops under its wing too.
Setting up independent suppliers and vendors in its 365 stores, Whole Foods has launched a Friends of 365 project to identify independent retailers to sell ‘produce’ those stores. Among the food and drinks, fashion and services they’re after: record shops and tattoo parlours.
Just as Gap announced this week that its Oxford Street store would play host to Clapton’s Lion Coffee & Records pop-up, so it seems Whole Foods are keen to harness the credible pulling power of independent businesses to entice younger people into their stores. [via Bloomberg]
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