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Utz Quality Foods announced a $1.25 million settlement of a class action labeling lawsuit; Whole Foods is moving its Northeast headquarters; Nestle will move its ice cream and frozen pizza businesses from a DSD network to a warehouse model.
After months of predicting what’s to come for Whole Foods Market, today e-commerce giant and acquirer, Amazon, gave its first look into the natural retailer’s evolution with a list of strategic changes to be rolled out across all Whole Foods stores starting next week.
Speculation that Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market might spark legal backlash came to fruition this week as U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, called for the subcommittee to hold a hearing on the online retail giant’s latest acquisition.
Natural products retailer Whole Foods Market held its 2017 second quarter earnings call on Thursday. We reached out to a longtime Whole Foods buyer and CPG advisor, Tim Sperry, to help sort through some of the news coming out of Austin as part of the BevNET Podcast.
This week natural products retailer Whole Foods Market held its 2017 second quarter earnings call. After weeks of speculation about a possible sale and pressure from activist investors, the market was eager to hear how the retailer would respond.
In one song from Martellus Bennett’s recently dropped EP, the tight end turns on-trend foodie phrases like “self checkout in my own lane / stacking bread that’s whole grain.”
Under the new policy, which will be fully enforced by January 2018, all canned tuna sold at Whole Foods must come from fisheries using only pole-and-line, troll, or handline catch methods, all of which take fish one by one. Fisheries must also attain sustainability certification from the Marine Stewardship Council or be rated green or yellow by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and The Safina Center. Suppliers must also use a traceability software, Trace Register, which tracks each lot of tuna at every point from vessel to can.
Previously available in select Whole Foods regions, Birch Benders’ Classic, Protein, Paleo, and Gluten Free Mixes will be available at Whole Foods across the country, retailing for $4.99-$5.99 MSRP.
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While the winter holidays are usually a cheery time for retailers, a spate of publicized woes might be giving natural grocery chain Whole Foods Market the grumps.