SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- June, the company that pioneered the smart oven market and recently announced the launch of a second generation do-it-all oven, is partnering with Whole Foods Market to use the latest in smart oven technology to help people cook. Through the partnership, foods sold at Whole Foods Market will be integrated into the June chef-created custom Cook-Programs for specific foods and recipes.
"This is the first partnership of its kind and allows us to deliver a unique benefit to both June owners and Whole Foods Market shoppers, all of whom are busy but prioritize eating well," said Matt Van Horn, Co-Founder and CEO of June. "We are working together toward a shared goal of helping people eat healthier and cook more."
Through an over the air software update, all June ovens will feature a Whole Foods Market icon on the user interface, beginning today. One tap, chef-developed Cook-Programs will allow users to automatically make more than thirty 365 Everyday Value products and other foods sold in Whole Foods Market stores, from fresh salmon with lemon thyme rub to pork andouille sausage to frozen vegetable medley.
"It's our mission to bring the highest quality experience, convenience and innovation to our customers," said Norma Quon, a senior director of global marketing for Whole Foods Market. "As adoption of smart cooking continues to grow exponentially, this partnership allows us to provide a unique offering that makes it even easier for shoppers to enjoy their favorite Whole Foods Market products."
Additionally, June will be sold in select Whole Foods Market stores in California for $799 beginning in October, with weekend demos throughout the month and 365 Frozen Pizza promotions tied to Halloween.
June is seven appliances in one: a convection oven, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster and warming drawer. Users can control the oven, watch food being cooked and be notified when food is ready via the June app or by simply asking Alexa. With its latest iteration released in August, June Oven has increased its household reach exponentially and sold out of its first two batches within a month after launch.
At June, the mission is to use the power of technology to make cooking perfectly easy for everyone. June was founded in 2013 by CEO Matt Van Horn, co-founder of Zimride (now Lyft) and former vice president of business at Path, and CTO Nikhil Bhogal, the inventor of many of the Apple camera's technology patents. June is headquartered in San Francisco.