Tag Archives: Whole Foods

Grocery Chain Winn-Dixie To File For Bankruptcy

Bloomberg reports: Bi-Lo LLC, the supermarket company that owns the Winn-Dixie chain, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as next month, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The retailer is planning to shut almost 200 stores as part of the move — either before or after the filing — said one of the people, who ...

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Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From Whole Foods

Reuters reports: Amazon.com Inc’s Whole Foods Market on Thursday said payment card information has been stolen from taprooms, restaurants and other venues located within some of its stores. The upscale grocer, which Amazon recently purchased for $13.7 billion, said it uses a different point-of-sale system for its roughly 450 U.S. stores. That system was not involved in the data hack, ...

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Whole Foods Shareholders OK Amazon Takeover

CNBC reports: Whole Foods shareholders have at last voted to advance Amazon’s acquisition of the grocery chain, moving the proposal one step closer to reality. Gathered at Whole Food’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, the retailer’s shareholders approved a merger with the internet giant on Wednesday morning. Amazon shareholders don’t need to sign off on the deal. Now, completion of the ...

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Amazon To Purchase Whole Foods In $13.7B Deal

CNBC reports: Amazon said Friday it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 a share, in a deal valued at $13.7 billion. Whole Foods’ John Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand. Amazon’s offer represents a 27 percent premium to Whole ...

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Whole Foods To Launch Discount Chain

Whole Foods yesterday announced that it will launch a discount subsidiary that will market to millennials. “The store will be “unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, said in a release. But based off his description, it sounds pretty similar to Trader Joe’s, which sells a curated selection of private-label foods at cheap ...

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Rabbit Season

Animal rights activists are furious with Whole Foods over the plan to begin selling rabbit meat. On Sunday, rabbit-lovers organized a national day of action to draw attention to the production and sale of rabbit meat at the grocery chain, warning that dogs and cats could be slaughtered for meat next and accusing Whole Foods of being “bunny butchers.” Proving ...

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Seen On Sale At Whole Foods

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BALTIMORE: Whole Foods Solicits Donations For Anti-Gay Charity

Today JMG reader John convinced the manager of a Baltimore-area Whole Foods to temporarily remove a placard which solicits donations for a local charity which trumpets the below mission statement on its website. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that ...

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More Crazy From The Whole Foods CEO

We already know that Whole Foods CEO John Mackey thinks that global warming is a hoax and that Americans have no inherent right to health care. The latest bit of crazy from crazy Mackey’s crazy mind is a new employee discount policy. If you have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a lower BMI (Body Mass Index), you get a ...

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey: Global Warming Is A Hoax

Months after he infuriated loyal customers by saying that no American has an inherent right to health care, Whole Food CEO John Mackey is back in the news, this time for claiming that global warming is a hoax. The New Yorker profiled Mackey and asked him for some of his favorite books. One of the books on the list was ...

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Unions Join Whole Foods Boycott

Two employee unions representing six million workers have joined in the call to boycott Whole Foods. Change To Win Investment Group and United Food And Commercial Workers Union — both a part of the Change To Win federation of unions representing six million workers — have put out statements criticizing Mackey and encouraging a boycott of the store. CtW called ...

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CNN On Whole Foods Boycott

The boycott of Whole Foods doesn’t seem to be going away. I noticed quite an angry crowd outside of the Union Square store a few days ago. RELATED: A massive new two-story Whole Foods opens on the Upper West Side this week, right in the belly of the progressive beast, as it were. The UWS location will feature the largest ...

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Whole Foods Boycott Gains Steam

More than a dozen groups have called for a boycott of Whole Foods over the last 48 hours, and of course, there is a Facebook group. Whole Foods is NOT a company that cares for communities and they have built their brand with the dollars of deceived progressives. No more. My $ will no longer go to support Whole Foods’ ...

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Whole Foods CEO: People Have No Intrinsic Right To Health Care

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has raised the ire of many of his most loyal customers by penning an anti-health care reform editorial in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, in which he lovingly quotes Margaret Thatcher and says that there is no “intrinsic right to health care.” Many promoters of health-care reform believe that people have an intrinsic ethical right to ...

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The Case Of The Tuna Sandwich

Supermarkets around the nation throw out tons of edible food every day to comply with expiration rules. An entire “freegan” movement has sprung up in which people dumpster-dive behind these stores to rescue the most usable items. Here in NYC, an interesting discussion has arisen because Whole Foods fired an employee for theft after he set aside a garbage-destined tuna ...

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Organic, Free Range, With Added Scam

It looks like John Mackey, the CEO of the Mecca of urban angertwinks nationwide, Whole Foods, is about to lose his job after having been exposed for posting anonymously on Yahoo! Finance forums for the last seven years under the alias “Rahodeb”, an anagram of his wife Deborah’s name. In over 1000 forum postings as Rahodeb, Mackey blasted the operation ...

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