Texas' Whole Foods Market began business in 1980 and expanded into the Houston and Dallas markets in 1984. The company grew by acquisitions carried out between 1988 and 2007. The average store size is presently 47,300 square feet. Whole Foods Markets carry a more health-conscious selection of foods, including pesticide-free produce and PETA-friendly dairy and eggs.
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The Whole Foods Market at Paramus, New Jersey's OUTLETS AT BERGEN TOWN CENTER opened for business in March 2009. The store spans 77,000 square feet.