Whole Foods Market's UK fresh produce area manager Rachel Forielli has left to join Whole Foods in the US.

Forielli was responsible for fresh produce at all of the organic retailer's six UK stores. In addition to its London superstore, which opened in Kensington last June, Whole Foods has four other stores in the capital operating under the Fresh & Wild banner, and one in Bristol.

Whole Foods is yet to appoint a replacement for Forielli, but is currently searching for applicants with a retail buying background, product, visual and commercial knowledge, and the ability to 'work closely with vendors'.