If you’ve ever been in a tattoo shop getting some new ink and thought to yourself, damn, I could really use a head of organic lettuce right now, don’t fear—Whole Foods Market is coming to the rescue!
Early in 2016, several rumors began to circulate about a new project Whole Foods Market had underway. The spin-off shop, interestingly entitled 365, focuses on the Millennial demographic of the United States. According to Jeff Turnas, current President of Whole Foods Market, 365 is designed to be “A modern, streamlined design with innovative technology and a carefully curated product mix will offer an efficient and rewarding way to grocery shop.” The new business concept will feature smaller independent-shops-within-a-shop that will be driven toward the younger, modern clientele.
This focus on the Millennial generation has stirred the rumor pot and, of course, the internet has gone absolutely wild.
So what is the internet saying now?
According to multiple websites, including several reputable news sites, one of the options Whole Foods is considering placing inside of their new 365 stores is a tattoo parlor. Yes, you read that right—Whole Foods Market, according to the internet, is mulling over the idea of putting tattoo parlors inside of their new organic grocery stores.
Since the rumor mill began turning, back in the early hey-days of 2016, a handful of these eclectic grocery stores have already opened, and so far, there’s not one tattoo parlor in sight…but that’s not to say there won’t be. Who knows? It’s a brave new world.
Sources: LA Times, Whole Foods, Form.Ink, NY Times