Whole Foods is under fire after an Asian-themed restaurant named “Yellow Fever” opened inside it’s new 365 store on Wednesday in Long Beach, California.
Whole Foods recently received a humbling rejection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when it tried to update its slogan from “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” to an even more ambitious “World’s Healthiest Grocery Store.”
Citing the chain’s chosen catchphrase to be “laudatory”, the agency rejected the application filed in June, the Washington Post reported. The supermarket chain received the office action on July 16 which stated that the new slogan was insufficient for copyright registration.
A man who casually walked into a Whole Foods store and sprayed mouse poison onto the self-serve food bars has been arrested by the FBI.
An employee at a Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was alarmed after witnessing the man, now in custody, pouring a liquid onto the prepared foods at the buffet-style section of the grocery store.
Whole Foods Market has once again stirred an online debate over a controversial product with their plastic-packaged peeled oranges.
It all started when one woman named Natalie Gordon tweeted a picture with the caption, “If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t need to waste so much plastic on them.”
There’s a disturbance in the chocolate world over two hipster chocolatier brothers who became successful by allegedly duping customers into buying their remelted commercial-grade chocolate for $10 a bar.
Mast Brothers, the Brooklyn-based company run by Rick and Michael Mast, are known for their artistically-wrapped chocolate and advertise themselves as bean-to-bar chocolate makers. The chocolate bar may be familiar to those who frequent Whole Foods where it is sold for outrageous prices.
It looks like your common boutique supermarket, and with its aisles brimming with fresh produce and friendly staff assisting customers, it has nearly everything you would find in your typical suburban food store.
But under the Whole Foods facade of carrot crates and egg carton stacks, something special is going on inside new store Daily Table that is hard to miss — the supermarket’s prices are so low that it seems like they are competing with fast food.
Whole Foods Market, the grocery store popularly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” is actually about to become affordable for once.
The chain’s recently poor performance, which saw sales dip for the first time since 2009, is now the driving force behind adding more discounts. In an earnings call on Wednesday, co-CEO John Mackey addressed the shift in strategy:
After issuing a public apology back in June for overcharging customers for seafood and produce, Whole Foods is now getting a bad wrap for using cheap prison labor to produce goods such as cheese and fish.
The popular grocery chain is one of several buyers of products produced by Colorado prison inmates via a prison labor arrangement in the state. Hyvee and Murray’s Cheese are two other private corporations that contract inmates to work for them under the same arrangement, according to Vice.
If you’ve ever had that pained feeling of being robbed at a Whole Foods checkout because their premium food items are so ridiculously expensive, you may want to trust that gut feeling.
Face it. We love Whole Foods for its organic and natural foods but balk at its prices, which is why the chain is known as “Whole Paycheck.”
That’s about to change. In a company press release revealed yesterday, the upscale Texas-based grocer will be launching a separate chain that will cater to millennials who want to eat healthier foods but can’t afford Whole Food’s prices.