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Whole Foods Market: CSR & Sustainability News

Whole Foods Market, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of natural and organic food supermarkets. The company offers produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. It also provides specialty products, such as beer, wine, and cheese; body care and educational products, such as books; and floral, pet, and household products.

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Advocates: Organic Food Companies Worked with Monsanto on Bogus GMO-Labeling Bill

“A bill of this importance merits hearings, expert testimony and thorough legal analysis, not the ‘backroom dealing’ that created this deeply flawed draft,"…
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3p Weekend: 8 Companies Going All-In on Ocean Conservation

From startups founded with conservation at their core to leading companies making oceans a CSR focus, this week we tip our hats to…
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Whole Foods Promises to Sell ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables

Whole Foods announced that it will start selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables in a partnership with the Bay Area startup Imperfect Produce.
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Whole Foods Partners with SolarCity to Install PV Panels on 100 Roofs

Whole Foods has reached an agreement with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install as many as 84 to 100 solar rooftop installations on…
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Recap: Eat More Fish! Sust. Seafood Convo w Whole Foods

TriplePundit chatted w sustainable seafood pioneers Whole Foods & Seafood Nutrition Partnership about how to help everyone eat more, better, healthier fish.
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Kroger Takes a Bite of the Organic Market, Whole Foods Downsizes

Whole Foods stocks have declined in recent years. The company is fighting back with a new, leaner prototype of its brand, due to…
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Greenpeace Says Buy Whole Foods’ Seafood

Greenpeace just released its Carting Away the Oceans report that ranks supermarkets on their efforts to protect oceans and seafood workers.
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Whole Foods vs. ‘Whole Paycheck’

Whole Foods, often jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” faces a probe from the city of New York after investigators nabbed the upscale…
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Palm Oil Scorecard Shows Companies Still Have Much Work to Do

Union of Concerned Scientists released its 2nd annual palm oil report, which tracks 40 large companies sourcing huge amounts of palm oil within…
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Is Whole Foods Unethical for Selling Tilapia Raised by Prison Labor?

Whole Foods has long touted its “something great” tilapia, but the company is cagey about where they source it. No wonder: some is…
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How Toms Shoes and Warby Parker Give Differently

Companies typically execute one of two corporate social responsibility strategies: vertical or horizontal. Find out how Toms Shoes and Warby Parker use these…
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Slow Fashion Startup Zady to Launch American-Made Private Label

While only 2 percent of our clothes are made domestically, Zady's knit wool sweater was entirely designed and manufactured in the United States.…
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Whole Foods’ Sale of Rabbit Meat Is a Big Pet Peeve to Some

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat at a limited number of stores across the United States, and some New Yorkers are very…
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Whole Foods GMO Policy Could Hurt Artisan Food Makers

Whole Foods' GMO policy, and the company’s promise to have its products completely GMO-free by 2018, is having consequences on artisan food makers.
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Consumer Demand Could Turn the Tide on Sustainable Fishing

Large chain grocery stores are increasingly the source of consumer seafood purchases. Luckily, a new report from Greenpeace showed some promising progress by…