Food Discussion : Whole Foods Market, Inc. Is Infuriating Customers Again. And That's a Good Sign

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. Is Infuriating Customers Again. And That's a Good Sign

The organic grocer's decision to open a 365 store instead of a full-line Whole Foods in an LA neighborhood has sparked a petition demanding the real thing, but there's a silver lining



2015 has been an ugly year for Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM). Between the scandal over mislabeled weights on packaged foods, flatlining same-store sales, and a stock price that's fallen 40% since Jan. 1, investors may be better off looking forward to next year for a comeback.

But the plan hit a surprising snag recently when the company's plans for one of the new 365 stores in Silver Lake, a gentrifying neighborhood of Los Angeles, was greeted with outrage by local residents. The reason, however, was not because Whole Foods was displacing independent businesses, snarling traffic patterns, or making a giant real estate grab -- which are often the reasons locals protest a national chain -- but because the company had promised to open a full-line store in the neighborhood and was instead substituting one of its smaller, cheaper, unproven models ...


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Did You Know Whole Foods Was Using Prison Labor?




After receiving a lot of criticism for prison inmate labor in making several of their products, Whole Foods says that they plan to remove those items from shelves immediately. The fish and cheese items originated from a Colorado correctional facility under Colorado Correction Industries (CCI) ...


http://yourblackworld.net/2015/10/01/did-you-know-whole-foods-was-using-prison-labor/


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