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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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?
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Safeway, Whole Foods Top Greenpeace Seafood Ratings

Safeway and Whole Foods tops the list of Greenpeace's rating of sustainable seafood retailers.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Is America Beyond Peak Meat?

Several cultural and environmental trends, from health concerns to a down economy, have had an impact on meat consumption in the United States.
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Why Whole Foods is Not a Sustainable Business

Whole Foods Market is performing very well in the stock market. An article on Motley Fool argued that these results are connected to…
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Whole Foods, Costco, PF Chang’s Tied to Squid Fishing Slave Labor

A six month investigation conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek found evidence of debt bondage on fishing vessels operating in New Zealand's waters. The report…
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Walmart’s Renewable Energy Power Surge

The EPA's latest ranking of the top renewable energy buyers has Walmart moving to number three on the list from number 15 three…
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Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…

Video Interview: Closing the Loop on Food Packaging

Waste from food packaging is a tough sustainability nut to crack.  The materials are often contaminated and therefore difficult to recycle, and return-logistics…