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The Most Important Grocery Store in the Country

WFDTiny.jpg"The store is exceeding our wildest expectations. It's a store that's serving all of the community." — That's Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb, assuring Bloomberg TV that the Midtown Detroit Whole Foods branch is still bringing customers in by the bunches in its eighth week of business. Robb uses some euphemistic language to describe the Detroit consumer base ("We can go into some different communities," he said, linking Detroit and an upcoming New Orleans store as proof that the company isn't afraid to enter lower-income areas as it expands), but it's just nice to know that the Austin, Texas-based company has noticed the crazy lines at the store. [Bloomberg]