Whole Foods Market Opens in Kildeer, Palatine Store Closes


The Palatine Whole Foods Market has moved to Kildeer. The new store is located at 20281 N. Rand Road near Deer Park. The new store with its hearth stone appearance is just east of Deer Park Town Center and also across the street on the north side of Rand Road. Whole Foods Market in Palatine officially closed for good at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

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Upcoming Events include …


It’s the end of the world record! Join us in our stores as we simultaneously crack and sample over 400 wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano. March 9th at 3PM EST.

MEET THE RANCHER Saturday, March 16, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“At Whole Foods Market, we pride ourselves on selling only the highest quality meat and poultry from animals raised with care by reputable producers. For our first Meet the Rancher event, you’ll get to meet one of our grass-fed beef partners and enjoy samples while learning more about the Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating.”

GLUTEN FREE COOKING CLASS: GLUTEN FREE 101 Saturday, March 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Lifestyle Center, $10

Join our resident gluten free team member Mikey for a gluten free cooking class. We will cover the basics of gluten free living, and prepare 3 gluten free dishes. Hands on and plenty of great gluten free food! Space is limited; sign up at customer service or by calling 847.776.8080

VITAMIX ROADSHOW Thursday, march 21st 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the Produce Department

The Vitamix road show will be making a stop at Whole Foods Market Kildeer from March 21-25. Come see the power of this amazing machine! Did you know that the Vitamix can make and freeze ice cream, cook hot soups and gravies, grind meats, and it only takes 9 minutes for water to come to a rolling boil inside the machine! Come witness it yourself.

20281 N Rand Road
Kildeer Illinois 60074
United States
Phone: (847) 726-4601
Hours: 8am to 10pm seven days a week

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In 1978, 25-year-old college dropout John Mackey and his 21-year-old girlfriend Rene Lawson, borrowed $45,000 from family and friends to open a small natural foods store called SaferWay in Austin, Texas. The name was a spoof of Safeway, owner of Dominick’s.

When the couple were evicted from their apartment for storing food products in their apartment unit, they decided to live at the SaferWay store. Because it was zoned for commercial use, there was no shower stall. They bathed using a water hose attached to a dishwasher.

They survived a flood that caused $400,000 damage to their store. They had no insurance, but customers pitched in to help them recover because they didn’t want to see the store disappear.

Today John Mackey is the co-CEO with Walter Robb overseeing over 320 stores in North America. Whole Foods Market only sells products that meet its own quality standards declared as “natural”, which the store defines as: minimally processed foods that are free of hydrogenated fats, and free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives, and many others as listed on their online “Unacceptable Food Ingredients” list.

Here is the Unacceptable Food List as viewed on the Whole Foods Market website on March 6, 2013 …

We reserve the right to change this list at any time. Please note that creating a product with no unacceptable ingredients does not guarantee that Whole Foods Market will sell it. This list is intended for illustrative purposes only. If you are interested in selling your product to Whole Foods Market, please contact a WFM buyer.

— Whole Foods Market

acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)

acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides

ammonium chloride

artificial colors

artificial flavors



benzoates in food

benzoyl peroxide

BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)

bleached flour

bromated flour

brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

calcium bromate

calcium disodium EDTA

calcium peroxide

calcium propionate

calcium saccharin

calcium sorbate

calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate



certified colors


cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products

DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)


dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)

disodium calcium EDTA

disodium dihydrogen EDTA

disodium guanylate

disodium inosinate


ethyl vanillin

ethylene oxide


FD & C colors

foie gras

GMP (disodium guanylate)

hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose

high fructose corn syrup

hydrogenated fats

IMP (disodium inosinate)

irradiated foods

lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides

lead soldered cans

methyl silicon


microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute

monosodium glutamate (MSG)



partially hydrogenated oil


potassium benzoate

potassium bisulfite

potassium bromate

potassium metabisulfite

potassium sorbate


propyl gallate



sodium aluminum sulfate

sodium benzoate

sodium bisulfite

sodium diacetate

sodium glutamate

sodium nitrate/nitrite

sodium propionate

sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate

sodium sulfite

solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).

sorbic acid



sucrose polyester

sulfites (sulfur dioxide)

TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)

tetrasodium EDTA


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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for posting unacceptable ingredients!!!!… Cant belive so many food products still contain so many unhealthy ingredients! ..Love the WHOLE FOODS!!

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