Whole Foods Market is reported to be in advanced negotiations to take over a former Morrisons store in Giffnock town centre, near Glasgow.

"This is a great property, with its own parking, on a busy main street that is full of smaller retailers, cafés and gift shops," said an East Renfrewshire Council spokeswoman. "There has been a lot of buzz and rumour is growing every day, but we have had no approach from Whole Foods Market as yet."

In April, The Grocer revealed Whole Foods Market was planning to break out of London and was bidding on UK retail sites.

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