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11 chefs share the one food they always buy at Whole Foods

We asked chefs what they get at Whole Foods. Some swore by the cheese. Others love the pizza. Chefs are experts in the kitchen, so it’s always fascinating to know what they decide to pick up on their grocery runs. Many swear by Whole Foods, known for its healthy and […]
11 chefs share the one food they always buy at Whole Foods
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9 things you probably didn’t know about Amazon

Amazon was almost named “Cadabra,” which is short for the magic term, “abracadabra.” CEO Jeff Bezos started the company in 1995 by selling books. There are about 6,000 dogs that “work” at Amazon HQ in Seattle – they even have a dog park on site. Watch the video above for […]
9 things you probably didn’t know about Amazon
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Whole Foods denies that it is cutting employees’ hours

Whole Foods employees are reporting that their work hours have been reduced. This news comes months after Amazon – which owns Whole Foods – boosted its minimum wage up to $US15 an hour. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has leveled criticism at the grocery chain, alleging that […]
Whole Foods denies that it is cutting employees’ hours
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Whole Foods employees and customers reveal their 50 favourite items

Shoppers flock to Whole Foods for a number of products. Whether it’s for quality produce or its ever-growing cheese section, the chain continues to bring customers in. INSIDER went around to Whole Foods locations and asked real Whole Foods employees and customers what their favourite product is. While many people […]
Whole Foods employees and customers reveal their 50 favourite items
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The CEO of Kroger, America’s largest supermarket chain, explains why the company’s merger with the country’s 6th-favourite grocer puts them in the perfect position to take on Amazon and Whole Foods

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen spoke about his company’s omnichannel strategy at the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Big Show. In an interview with the CNBC anchor Sara Eisen, McMullen discussed how Kroger’s merger with the grocery chain Harris Teeter had spurred a digital expansion. The Kroger CEO and chairman said the […]
The CEO of Kroger, America’s largest supermarket chain, explains why the company’s merger with the country’s 6th-favourite grocer puts them in the perfect position to take on Amazon and Whole Foods
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Whole Foods halts growth of its cheaper ‘365’ stores

Amazon-owned Whole Foods is halting growth of its smaller, cheaper chain of stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. In an internal email, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey cited a diminishing price gap between the newer chain and Whole Foods’ traditional stores as the reason for the change. All 12 […]
Whole Foods halts growth of its cheaper ‘365’ stores
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The biggest way shopping changed this year combined the best parts of online and in-store

Retailers are increasingly marrying their online shopping offerings and their in-store experience. Buy-online, pickup-in-store programs have proliferated, with big stores like Target, Whole Foods, and Walmart greatly expanding their offerings. Customers are taking notice as well, with buy-online-pickup-in-store sales rising dramatically this holiday season compared to last year. Buying online […]
The biggest way shopping changed this year combined the best parts of online and in-store
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Aldi just revealed its next assault against Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger

Aldi is planning to expand grocery delivery services to all US stores, Aldi US CEO Jason Hart told Business Insider. The company will start testing curbside pickup as well, Hart said. Aldi is slowly ramping up its investment in delivery and pickup amid fierce competition from Walmart,Kroger, and Amazon for […]
Aldi just revealed its next assault against Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger
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Fresh Market is closing 15 stores in 9 states. Here’s the full list.

The Fresh Market is closing 15 stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The high-end grocery chain has been under pressure amid fierce pricing competition in the grocery industry. Whole Foods, which is one of Fresh Market’s strongest direct competitors, has been cutting […]
Fresh Market is closing 15 stores in 9 states. Here’s the full list.
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These are the best grocery stores in America, according to shoppers

Wegmans has been voted the best grocery store chain in the United States for the third consecutive year, according to Market Force Information’s annual survey. In 2017, Wegmans tied for first place with Publix. These two regional chains were ranked highest in terms of store cleanliness and item availability. Wegmans […]
These are the best grocery stores in America, according to shoppers
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Leaked audio reveals how Amazon’s strategy of secrecy is spreading to Whole Foods

Whole Foods is keeping more of its projects under wraps, according to insiders. “I’ve been in meetings where I’ve been asked to leave,” a corporate employee at Whole Foods’ global headquarters in Austin, Texas, told Business Insider. Whole Foods’ chief information officer, Jason Buechel, discussed the shift to less transparency […]
Leaked audio reveals how Amazon’s strategy of secrecy is spreading to Whole Foods
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Alibaba’s futuristic supermarket in China is way ahead of the US, with 30-minute deliveries and facial-recognition payment — and it shows where Amazon is likely to take Whole Foods

The Chinese tech giant Alibaba is expanding aggressively into physical retail through investments in a variety of product categories to push its “New Retail” strategy of combining online and offline shopping. Its most critical New Retail venture has been Hema Xiansheng, a futuristic supermarket launched in 2015 that offers free […]
Alibaba’s futuristic supermarket in China is way ahead of the US, with 30-minute deliveries and facial-recognition payment  —  and it shows where Amazon is likely to take Whole Foods
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Amazon is making it harder and harder to quit Prime

Amazon keeps adding more perks to its Prime membership. It announced in May that substantial discounts for Prime members would roll out in Whole Foods stores this summer. The total value of Prime benefits has been pegged at $US785 a year in value, according to JP Morgan analysts. Taking that […]
Amazon is making it harder and harder to quit Prime
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Wegmans, Amazon, and Patagonia top the list of most liked companies — employees explain why they have such a cult following

Wegmans,Amazon, and Patagonia are all wildly popular companies in the US. They all appeared on The Harris Poll’s 2019 ranking of the companies with the best reputations. The rankings were based on factors like emotional appeal, vision, and social responsibility. Wegmans,Amazon, and Patagonia are well-liked companies. That’s what the Harris […]
Wegmans, Amazon, and Patagonia top the list of most liked companies — employees explain why they have such a cult following
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Whole Foods is slammed for ‘Yellow Fever’ restaurant

Whole Foods is facing a backlash on Twitter after a restaurant called Yellow Fever opened in its new 365 store in Long Beach, California. The restaurant is not owned by Whole Foods. It is an independent company that has partnered up with the grocery chain to open in its store. […]
Whole Foods is slammed for ‘Yellow Fever’ restaurant
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A Kmart store in the US was fined for secretly overcharging customers — and it reveals an important lesson for shoppers

A Kmart store in North Carolina repeatedly overcharged customers, according to five separate state inspections. The store’s scanners charged shoppers higher prices than those advertised on shelves. The scanning violations should serve as a reminder that shoppers should always check their receipts to make sure they are being properly charged. […]
A Kmart store in the US was fined for secretly overcharging customers  —  and it reveals an important lesson for shoppers
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Kraft Heinz is going after small organic food brands just as Whole Foods abandons them

Kraft Heinz is launching Springboard Brands, a business focused on finding and growing organic, natural, and “super-premium” food brands. The company says consumers are increasingly searching for certified-organic foods that are locally sourced and plant-based. Kraft Heinz is appealing to emerging natural and organic brands at a time when some […]
Kraft Heinz is going after small organic food brands just as Whole Foods abandons them
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The Amazon and Whole Foods marriage comes with huge questions about what you’ll be able to buy there

Amazon is considering adding popular consumer packaged goods like Coca-Cola to Whole Foods stores, Yahoo Finance reports. The change would go against Whole Foods’ ban on food containing artificial preservatives, colours, flavours, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats. Whole Foods told Business Insider that its culture will “naturally evolve” under Amazon, but […]
The Amazon and Whole Foods marriage comes with huge questions about what you’ll be able to buy there
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Amazon is testing a 2-hour grocery-delivery service from Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Amazon are testing a service that provides two-hour delivery directly from Whole Foods stores. It’s part of Amazon’s efforts to sell more grocery items online and expand its Prime Now two-hour delivery service. Amazon and its subsidiary Whole Foods have started a trial program in four US […]
Amazon is testing a 2-hour grocery-delivery service from Whole Foods
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Amazon promises to fix Whole Foods’ crisis of empty shelves

Amazon says it will fix Whole Foods’ problems with empty shelves. An Amazon executive blamed the issues on the weather and heightened demand following its acquisition of Whole Foods in August. Whole Foods employees say the problems are the result of a new inventory management system called order-to-shelf that Whole […]
Amazon promises to fix Whole Foods’ crisis of empty shelves
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Whole Foods is creating a crisis that’s choking its business

Barclays analysts say out-of-stock problems at Whole Foods are hurting the grocery chain’s sales and making it less of a threat to other grocers. “Until execution issues are resolved and broader price cuts are implemented – we believe traction on sales will stall, so for now the pressure on the […]
Whole Foods is creating a crisis that’s choking its business
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A Kroger-Alibaba deal could thwart Amazon’s Whole Foods ambitions

Kroger is in talks with Alibaba over a potential partnership, a source with knowledge of the situation told Business Insider. Alibaba could be lobbying to get Kroger to accept Alipay, its online payment system. Kroger could also be consulting with Alibaba for ways it can market and sell its products […]
A Kroger-Alibaba deal could thwart Amazon’s Whole Foods ambitions
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Amazon could buy Macy’s, Kohl’s, or JCPenney over Target

Speculation is swirling that Amazon could buy Target as the ecommerce giant moves to grow its presence in the physical retail world. Target would give Amazon access to nearly 2,000 stores, but it has too much overlap with Amazon in certain categories, according to Steve Dennis, the founder of retail […]
Amazon could buy Macy’s, Kohl’s, or JCPenney over Target
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Furious shoppers say Whole Foods’ produce has turned ‘depressing,’ ‘barren,’ and ‘bone-dry’ — and they blame Amazon

Whole Foods shoppers complained about finding bruised, discolored, tasteless, and rotten produce in stores across the US. Shoppers also cited persistent out-of-stock issues. Many customers are blaming the problems on Amazon, which acquired Whole Foods in a $US13.7 billion deal in August. “Price reductions are appreciated but not at the […]
Furious shoppers say Whole Foods’ produce has turned ‘depressing,’ ‘barren,’ and ‘bone-dry’  —  and they blame Amazon
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Amazon is raising prices at Whole Foods after its highly-publicized cuts

Whole Foods prices have increased 1% since the end of September, according to a new analysis. Prices are now just 1.1% lower than before the Amazon acquisition. The prices of produce fell 4.9%, while snack foods rose 5.2%, dry grocery rose 2.5%, beverages and bakery each rose 1.3%, and frozen […]
Amazon is raising prices at Whole Foods after its highly-publicized cuts
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