Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. The six leases are for stores in South Weymouth, Arlington, Charlestown, Brookline, Melrose, and the Beacon Street store in Somerville.
Plans call for Johnnie’s Foodmaster to will close all six locations before the sales agreement’s Nov. 30 closing date.
Whole Foods, which currently operates 21 stores in Massachusetts, said it will then remodel the Johnnie’s stores, which have an average footprint of 31,000 square feet. The goal is to reopen them as Whole Foods stores by the fall of 2013.
As part of the agreement, Whole Foods Market said it has guaranteed interviews to all Johnnie’s Foodmaster employees at the six acquired locations with the goal of hiring as many as possible.
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