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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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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…
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SOCAP11: Jeffrey Hollender on his Encore to Seventh Generation

Jeffrey Hollender co-founded Seventh Generation Inc., the country’s largest distributor of non-toxic, all natural cleaning, paper and personal care products. Seventh Generation pioneered…
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Documentary Review: Economics of Happiness

TriplePundit has covered the subject of how economic growth correlates (or doesn’t) with happiness and genuine progress before. A new documentary called the…

‘Locally Produced’ Defined Differently by Major Grocery Chains

The local food movement has come a long way from what started out as a fringe fraction of the population to grabbing the…
Albertsons supermarkets transitions to net zero this year

Albertsons Shows How to Engage the Unengaged

The challenge for a more mainstream supermarket like Albertsons is to bring conservation and recycling topics home to a clientele that may be…
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It’s Getting REAL in the Whole Foods Parking Lot, Good News for Execs

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. I’m sure that when Whole Foods’ executives saw for…
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Whole Foods Launches Standards for Household Cleaning Products

A few years ago, Whole Foods announced a Premium Body Care standard for personal products. The seal was slapped on over 1,200 body…
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How Whole Foods Engages Sustainable Customers

What are your “guests” telling you? That is how Whole Foods approaches the issue of what to stock on their shelves to attract…
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Tom Wright Interview Part One: Fundamentals Of Zero Waste

[See part two of Tom Wright’s interview here] What is zero waste? Is it really zero? And what are the best practices being…
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Bar-Hopping Inside Whole Foods?

As if Whole Foods didn’t already have a vice grip on wandering shoppers, they have now added an in-store bar feature to some…
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