Federal Realty Investment Trust announced today that Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the world's leading natural and organic supermarket and America's first national certified organic grocer, will open its first Cherry Hill Township location at Ellisburg Circle Shopping Center at Route 70 and Kings Highway in Camden County.

The grocer will occupy a 47,000-sq-ft space of Ellisburg Circle's 267,000 sq ft of total space and is expected to open in 2014.  "The Whole Foods Market concept and overall shopping experience is a perfect match for the Cherry Hill market," says John Hendrickson, Northeast Regional COO for Federal Realty Investment Trust, "We are excited to bring such a tremendous and needed amenity to the community."

"As the 13th New Jersey store for the company, we are thrilled to offer another location and option to our customers.  Neighboring our Marlton store, the community will find the new store to rival and share many of the same amenities they have come to love and enjoy.  We look forward to community engagement, opportunity, growth and creating job opportunities," says Scott Allshouse, president, Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region.