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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.

Why Certifications Like Rainforest Alliance Matter

One certification program that keeps growing, avoids controversy, and now scores more multinationals under its umbrella is Rainforest Alliance

Why Whole Foods Doesn’t Ask Hershey’s to Raise the Bar on Child Labor

The answer might be found in the concept that the company's CEO believes in - conscious capitalism.

How Local is Walmart’s Local Produce?

Wal-Mart’s vow in 2010 to double its sales of locally-sourced produce by 2015 created two camps – those who believe this step can…

Free Range Eggs, Meet Free Enterprise

Vital Farms, founded in 2007, has grown to a network of 15 family farms that reached almost $5 million in annual sales of…

Whole Foods Demonstrates the True Value of Waste Cooking Oil

The Massachusetts kitchen that prepares food for 62 Whole Foods stores uses it own old cooking oil to generate virtually all of its…

Philanthropy, CSR and the Social Responsibility of Business

Corporate philanthropy is mistaken many times for corporate responsibility. But it is not the same, or to be more accurate, it is just…

Do Bad Customer Relations and Good Business Go Hand-in-Hand?

Wells Fargo claims to put customers and communities first - but media reports from customers tell a different story. Is it good for…

Playing Chicken with Meat: One Company’s Quest to Build a Better Garden Burger

Beyond Meat, now in fake chicken form, the product is flying out of Whole Foods stores in California and two in Maryland, the…

Fair Trade Takes Over the Whole Foods Produce Section

Last month Whole Foods introduced more fruits and vegetables certified by Oakland-based Fair Trade USA. Fair trade watermelon will be an ethical treat…

Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value: The Good, The Bad, and The Questionable

What's behind Whole Foods' 365 Every Day Value Label? Can you trust it?

Safeway, Whole Foods Top Greenpeace Seafood Ratings

Safeway and Whole Foods tops the list of Greenpeace's rating of sustainable seafood retailers.

Whole Foods to Stop Selling Overfished Species

Whole Foods Market found a way to commemorate Earth Day: it will no longer sell wild-caught fish with a “red-rating,” meaning a species…

Chipotle Refuses to Sign Popular Farm Worker Protection Agreement

Chipotle is receiving criticism for its refusal to sign on to an agreement aimed at protecting farm workers on Florida farms where the…

Starbucks, Stonyfield Paying Their Own Recycling Tabs

Starbucks and Stonyfield are among the growing number of companies in the United States that are fronting more of the costs of their…

The Wealthy Employee: Why Money Ought to Go Below the CEO

Healthy, wealthy and wise, said Ben Franklin. Leading companies seek out strategies to build wealth and health for employees, typically resulting in higher…