Wild Oats Markets, Inc. Keeping First Vancouver Store Open; Opening Second Vancouver Store This Fall

VANCOUVER, Wash., Jun 11, 2004 -- Wild Oats Markets, Inc. (OATS), a leading national natural and organic foods retailer, today announced it will keep its store at 8024 East Mill Plain Boulevard open when it opens its second Vancouver store this Fall.

The new store, which will be at 815 Southeast 160th Avenue in Vancouver, will complement the existing store and expects to employ approximately 100.

"We are thrilled to bring another great Wild Oats Natural Marketplace to Vancouver," said Perry D. Odak, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We're glad we'll be able to enhance our service to this market with another location and offer Vancouver residents the opportunity to experience our exciting new prototype store."

Wild Oats is a one-stop shop for natural, organic and gourmet products, meeting customers' day-to-day grocery needs. With the addition of the new Vancouver store this fall, Wild Oats will operate 11 stores in the Portland and Vancouver areas.

About Wild Oats

Wild Oats Markets, Inc. is a nationwide chain of natural and organic foods markets in the U.S. and Canada. The Company operates 104 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.

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