PRESS RELEASE: “Ticket Alternative and Whole Foods Market partner to sell event tickets in Metro-Atlanta stores: Customers are now able to purchase tickets at Whole Foods Market to their favorite shows at venues such as the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden and other popular Atlanta venues.”
ATLANTA: (September 5, 2012) — Ticket Alternative, a boutique ticketing partner, announced in early August that it has added 8 Metro-Atlanta Whole Foods Market stores including the Harry’s Farmers Market locations as ticket outlets, selling tickets to events at the Fox Theatre and other well-known Atlanta venues. Tickets can be purchased seven days a week during regular store hours. This brings the number of outlets Ticket Alternative now supports in the Metro- Atlanta area to a fantastic fifteen.
Ticket Alternative continues to expand and add more venue partners locally and nationally. This past May, the Fox Theatre teamed up with Ticket Alternative because of their full suite of services including an Atlanta-based call center, marketing support, retail outlets, and Ticket Alternative’s local presence in the community. “Ticket Alternative’s team members know our city, our community, and our building. They are able to answer our patrons’ questions with first-hand knowledge and are the perfect fit to support our ticketing operations,” said Allan Vella, General Manager of the Fox Theatre.
As Ticket Alternative continues to grow, the goals have remained the same: provide great customer service, lower fees, and make it easy for customers to purchase tickets. By partnering with Whole Foods Market, customers will learn about upcoming events and have the opportunity to purchase tickets while they are picking up some of their favorite natural and organic products. Other retail ticketing outlets currently include Criminal Records, four CD Warehouse locations, Decatur CD, and FantasyLand Records.
“Increasing the number of retail outlets has also been high on our list of desires, and signing the Fox Theatre as a client in May finally gave us the reason to expand,” according to Ticket Alternative’s President, Iain Bluett. “By expanding our footprint, it also makes us more attractive to other large venues in the area looking to follow the Fox Theatre’s lead and switch to a more personalized ticketing experience. Whole Foods Market, the Fox Theatre, and Ticket Alternative all strive to offer the best customer service and this partnership is a great way to reach and service the Metro-Atlanta community.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Ticket Alternative and the Fox Theater, and to offer ticketing as a service to our customers. With Whole Foods Market’s diverse customer and team member base, we’re sure the option to purchase tickets for a variety of shows throughout the city will be very popular,” said Emily Shively, Associate Marketing Coordinator for Whole Foods Market.
This Friday, September 7, 2012- through Sunday, September 9, 2012, the 8 Whole Foods Market stores including the Harry’s Farmers Market locations will give away tickets to events at the Fox Theatre, tickets to Taste of Atlanta, tickets to Two Drink Minimum presented by Theatrical Outfit at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, and passes to Atlanta Botanical Garden. Customers can simply stop by their local store and register to win tickets to their favorite Atlanta events. The 8 Metro-Atlanta stores including the Harry’s Farmers Market locations are celebrating the new partnership all weekend.
For more information on events and retail outlets, please visit www.TicketAlternative.com or follow Ticket Alternative on Twitter, @TktAlt .
About Ticket Alternative: Ticket Alternative tickets thousands of events and venues annually across the United States. Based in Atlanta, with an international office in Tottenham, just outside London, Ticket Alternative can ticket almost every type of event, large or small, including concerts, sporting events, theater productions, festivals, and parties. Ticket Alternative’s range of services includes an in-house call center, box office software, local ticket outlets, advance ticket sales including subscriptions and season tickets, donation & fund development, event marketing, access control, and event staffing. Ticket Alternative is also one of the largest sellers of event wristbands and custom printed tickets. The company has made the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private US companies for the past four years.
About Whole Foods Market®: Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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