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Celebrate Organics with 365 Everyday Value®

By Chris Slick, September 18, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Chris Slick
Chris Slick is the Senior Global Coordinator for Exclusive and Store Brands for Whole Foods Market. When he’s not working to bring great 365 Everyday Value® organic products to market, you can find him collecting comic books, and watching the Doctor Who series on BBC America. It’s hard to believe it’s been more than twelve years since the launch of our first organic 365 Everyday Value® product. To this day, that first product — 365 Everyday Value® Organic Olive Oil — remains one of our best sellers. We are pleased to continue sourcing this olive oil from the same supplier in Italy for over a decade, which illustrates our commitment to strong relationships with our producers and to offering high-quality products for our customers. Of course, we’ve expanded our organic offerings over the years and there are now more than 500 products in our organic lineup. Last year alone we launched over 150 new organic items! Our 365 Everyday Value® products provide a value-priced organic choice in every department, with a focus on pantry essentials and on products that may not have brand-name organic options readily available. So, whether you’re shopping for orange juice or almondmilk, pretzels or potato chips, ready-to-eat soups or kidney beans to make your favorite chili, you’re sure to find an organic 365 Everyday Value® product for all your kitchen creations. The buyers on our team travel the world searching for new and innovative organic products while working to develop relationships with suppliers. Great supplier partnerships are key to ensuring that their products meet our exacting standards for taste and, of course, ingredient quality. They contain no hydrogenated oils and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. And, of course, organic offerings must meet stringent USDA organic standards and are grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides. In addition, we have our own in-house team of Quality Assurance Specialist who routinely visit all of our suppliers to audit operations. In the past few years we have added enhanced third party product testing, as well as third party ethical sourcing guidelines for all of our overseas suppliers. We’re also really excited to be debuting the new look of our 365 Everyday Value® labels and packaging. We've designed them so it's easier to pick out our organic offerings while you shop. Here are just a few of the many 365 Everyday Value® organic products you won’t find anywhere else: We hope you’ll open up a package of your 365 Everyday Value® organic favorite and join us in celebrating Organic Harvest Month. What will you be eating?




Maria Stechschulte says ...
I use coconut oil and a little coarse salt whenever I boil jasmine rice. It is very delicious! I am originally from the Philippines and coconut oil is used not only for cooking but as a beauty product. Great for one's hair. You can use it as a face moisturizer and as a body cream in small amount. Try it!
09/18/2011 9:22:25 PM CDT
Lk says ...
I don't ever see whole foods selling 365 olive oil. They sure have lots of extra virgin olive oil, but not regular which is disappointing.
09/19/2011 3:04:17 PM CDT
Samantha Stevenson says ...
I'm eating the 365 Organic quick oats everyday for breakfast (and sometimes even for lunch!). I love how they taste and how they keep me full for a good amount of time. YUM!
09/20/2011 3:23:03 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Lk Hmm, interesting. Since our product offering differs from store to store, I encourage you to reach out to your community's Whole Foods Market to learn about their 365 Olive Oil. A Team Member from your store will be happy to share information with out about how they stock their oils and perhaps even offer to special order this product for you if it's not something they typically carry. Follow the link to identify your store and their contact information. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/20/2011 4:37:07 PM CDT
Deb says ...
As a raw food nutritionist, what does Whole Foods have to offer to help us maintain this diet? Recipes?
09/20/2011 9:22:42 PM CDT
Liz T. says ...
I adore 365 Value products! They are an essential part of my household in order to eat organic and use responsibly sourced products as much as possible while staying within a tight budget.
09/21/2011 11:34:51 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Deb Raw and rowdy. ;) Whole Foods Market has recipes for all sorts of specialty diets. Unfortunately, the raw diet is the one specialty diet that we don't offer a ton of resources around. Your best bet is going to be to work with the customer service team at your community's store for the best, most up-to-date resources on eating raw. I know it can be intimidating to work with a grocery representative in person, but I can guarantee you that they'll be the greatest source for how to make the most delicious and healthy choices for your specialty diet. I've copied 2 links below, one to our recipes site and the other to the store locator. You'll be able to find contact information on the home page of your store's website once you plug in your location information. Happy raw hunting! http://wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/ http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/21/2011 3:06:17 PM CDT
A says ...
The new olive oil cans are impossible to pour from without getting oil all over the top and side of the container. I prefer the old glass bottles.
09/27/2011 5:25:48 PM CDT
Shopper says ...
Lk, If it's not extra virgin, it's not worth buying.
12/30/2011 6:50:29 AM CST
Janis says ...
Is your 365 Organic peanut butter carb free? Thank you
01/09/2014 8:40:57 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JANIS - In our unsweetened organic peanut butter, there are 6g of carbs per serving since peanuts have naturally occurring sugars.
01/09/2014 1:05:31 PM CST
cheryl golding says ...
365 organic almond butter is the best. But lately i havent been able to find it. already tried 2 new kinds and theres no comparison. When will it be available again?
06/15/2014 11:19:26 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CHERYL - It was temporarily out of stock but should be back on shelves. Check with your local store to see when they expect to have this back in stock. So happy you enjoy it!
06/16/2014 1:49:58 PM CDT
Sue Brown says ...
I would like to purchase some 365organic black tea bags. I had a box of 70 tea bags, which I purchased at a Whole Foods Market in Milwaukee while visiting my son. It is now gone, and I would very much like to get some more, but I live in upstate New York, and I don't have access to a store which sells it. I.see that you still carry this brand, but I don't see a listing for the tea. Would it be possible for me to place an order online and have it shipped to me? Please RSVP at my e-mail address, which is printed above. Thank you for your consideration. Most sincerely, Susan B. Brown
07/02/2014 11:19:19 PM CDT
brad says ...
I was applying the 365 coconut oil as a moisturizer and it smells like microwave popcorn... Pretty strange.
09/25/2014 12:53:13 AM CDT
Yoko Saito says ...
Xoxo whole Foods!!!
05/11/2015 1:12:17 AM CDT