9.9.2004: Meldung: Wild Oats Markets, Inc.: Jeff Goetz Carmel Store Director

Wild Oats Markets, Inc. Names Carmel Store Director Jeff Goetz
Wednesday September 8, 4:58 pm ET
Brings Nine Years of Supermarket Experience to New Clay Terrace Center Store

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 8 / -- Wild Oats Markets, Inc. (Nasdaq: OATS - News), a leading national natural and organic foods retailer, today announced Jeff Goetz has been named store director of the newest Indianapolis area store at 14598 Clay Terrace Blvd. in the Clay Terrace Center in Carmel. The store is set to open October 13, 2004. Mr. Goetz will lead a team of approximately 125 employees to bring the highest quality, organic and gourmet food and products to the people of Carmel.

"We"ve received a tremendous amount of support from the community since announcing our second store in the Indianapolis metro area, and we know that Jeff, as leader of the new Carmel team, will be a great asset to this community," said Perry Odak, President and CEO of Wild Oats Markets. "He brings both leadership and enthusiasm to the team and we look forward to filling additional positions in the new Carmel store."

Mr. Goetz brings nine years of experience in the supermarket retail industry with two years exclusively in the natural foods channel. Most recently, he was store director at Wild Oats" Cincinnati store. Prior to joining Wild Oats, Mr. Goetz worked for Kroger in Indiana and Irvine Ranch Market in Irvine, Calif.

"At Wild Oats, we pride ourselves on being a resource for products and information that support health and well-being," said Mr. Goetz. "I sought this opportunity because I wanted to continue working for a company that places customer service, social responsibility and product quality at the forefront of its operations."

About Wild Oats

Wild Oats Markets, Inc. is a nationwide chain of natural and organic foods markets in the U.S. and Canada. With annual sales of nearly $970 million, the Company operates 106 natural foods stores in 24 states and British Columbia, Canada. The Company"s markets include: Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, Henry"s Marketplace, Sun Harvest and Capers Community Markets. For more information, please visit the Company"s website at www.wildoats.com.

Source: Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
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