Whole Foods Market in Knoxville to create over 100 jobs

Whole Foods Market in Knoxville to create over 100 jobs

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Whole Foods Market is coming to West Knoxville, creating more than 100 jobs.

The store will be located in the Papermill Plaza shopping center at Papermill Drive and Kingston Pike. The company says the developer is going to redo the entire shopping center.

Between 100-150 people will be hired. The store is set to open sometime in 2013.

Whole Foods is based in Austin, Texas. The closest current locations to Knoxville are Green Life Grocery stores in Chattanooga and Asheville, North Carolina.

The company has signed six other new leases in the U.S. in: Tampa, Florida; Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago, Illinois; Riverdale, Maryland; Wilmington, North Carolina and Nashua, New Hampshire.

It also signed new leases in Markham, Ontario and Fulham, England.

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