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?