Are Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Still Coming to Grand Rapids?

Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 21:19:15-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Since FOX 17 first told you about three national retailers plans to open up locations in the Grand Rapids area, we are now hearing mixed messages from the national chain’s public relations departments.

A spokesperson for Trader Joe’s said the company has no plans to be in the Grand Rapids market within in the next two years.

When FOX 17 asked if Trader Joe’s has been looking in the area recently they said, no comment.

FOX 17 is still waiting to hear back from a spokesperson of Whole Foods and H&M.

The real estate firm, Collier’s International, first made the announcement Tuesday that two national high-end grocery chains, Whole Foods Market, and Trader Joe’s will be coming to Grand Rapids with in the year.

They also said the clothing retailer H&M is days away from securing a space in Woodland Mall.

A day after that announcement, the firm is standing by their predictions despite reports that Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have no plans to enter the Grand Rapids Market.

Mike Murray with Collier International said as long as they can land a location, all three will be here in a year.