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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.

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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Whole Foods Announces Traveling Film Festival to Celebrate Earth Month

In celebration of Earth Month, Whole Foods announced last week that they will be presenting a traveling Do Something Reel Film Festival, which…

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk Soy Milk

  Ed Note: this post has been modified since it was first published Whole Foods Market recently dropped Silk soy milk from many…

Whole Foods Rolls Out Color Coded Fish Purchasing Guide in Stores

The newswires are full of stories that warn us about the dangers to the ocean’s ecosystems. Overfishing is threatening many species of fish,…

Whole Foods Issues New Packaging Standards for Suppliers

Whatever your attitude may be towards Whole Foods, the fact is that the Austin-based company has had an instrumental role in the change…

Profit Trends in Organic Food Markets

  The farmers’ market was absolutely packed this past Saturday. Of course, it was my own fault for getting up so late… If…
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Whole Foods to Personal Care Product Suppliers: Prove Your Organic Claims

Whole Foods is now informing its personal care product suppliers that they have less a year to verify their “organic” claims. Everything from…
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Quantifying Progress: Whole Foods vs. Milton Friedman

Five years ago, 3p founder Nick Aster covered the exchange between Milton Friedman and John Mackey featured on Reason.com. On one side of…
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The Skinny On Whole Foods’ Anti-Fat Policy

Some people just don’t like carrots, but nobody likes a stick.  This is what John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods and notorious health…

Was John Mackey Forced Out as Whole Foods Chairman?

John Mackey stepped down as Chairman ofthe Board of Whole Foods Market Inc. last month, and ever since people have wondered if he…