Whole Foods Plans More Urban-Area Stores After Detroit's Success

The city of Detroit got a fresh start in June when Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM) opened its first store there, a bright spot in the city's inner-city downtown neighborhood. Whole Foods' co-CEO Walter Robb said he opened the upscale store there as an experiement to promote jobs and bring growth to a city that has been plagued by crime and economic distress in recent years.  Well, the experiment is working and now Whole Foods is planning to open more inner-city locations in Chicago and Newark, N.J. Story.