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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.

Whole Foods to Grow Produce on Roof of New Brooklyn Store

Whole Foods Market will build a greenhouse farm on the roof of its forthcoming store in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Scheduled to open this fall,…

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Thinks Climate Change is Not Necessarily Bad

Whole Foods cofounder and CEO John Mackey told Mother Jones in an interview that “climate change is perfectly natural and not necessarily bad,”…

General Mills’ Cheerios Facebook Page Morphs into an Anti-GMO Campaign

Anti-GMO campaigners have hijacked General Mills‘ Cheerios Facebook page and are calling for the cereal giant to ditch genetically modified ingredients.

Burt’s Bees Launches Lip Balm Tube Recycling Program

Burt's Bees has partnered up with Preserve to encourage recycling of the #5 plastics commonly used in consumer goods packaging.

Mary’s Turkeys Provide a More Responsible and Humane Thanksgiving

Mary’s Turkeys transformed the way in which the company raised its turkeys, which are cage free and are fed a vegetarian diet.

Hummus Will Save The World

Hummus has gone corporate, with brands such as Tribe and Sabra enjoying popularity and impressive sales. Plus, this spread could save the world.

Scharffen Berger Booted Out of Whole Foods Over Child Labor Concerns

Whole Foods announced that it was removing Scharffen Berger chocolate from its stores’ shelves because of doubts over Hershey's child labor issues.

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…