It’s not enough that Whole Foods is attempting to make itself the cornerstone of all the District’s gentrifying neighborhoods—now the upscale grocery store is sticking its fair-trade items into our love lives.
Whole Foods personnel are handing out 500 bouquets of roses today—-a week before Valentine’s Day—-to unsuspecting people throughout the District. They’ve already hit up Friendship Heights, downtown, and Georgetown.
“Hopefully, it’ll brighten some people’s day,” says Katie Malloy, a spokeswoman for Whole Foods.
The roses are part of Whole Foods’ eco and globally conscious Whole Trade program and come with a little extra piece of the grocer’s personalized flair: an advertisement to buy two bouquet of roses for about $25 in their stores next week, when it’s actually that special holiday.
If you get one of these bouquets and opt to re-gift it, make sure to swap the labels, because nothing says romance like a sale at a your neighborhood organic grocer.
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