Tag Archives: Whole Foods

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Here Are the People Who Could Stop the Whole Foods–Amazon Deal

Source: Grub Street NY

Amazon’s swallowing of Whole Foods understandably has supermarket chains and meal-kit companies alike sweating bullets, but even if they were dead set on blowing up the merger, they really couldn’t; a full derailment would require either angry shareholders (who still have to officially approve it) or a …

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First Look: The Roast debuts fast-casual dining at Whole Foods

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chimichurri Beef bowl, Crispy Cauliflower bowl, and Peachy Duck Buck Mule cocktail at The Roast./ Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

While the news nationally is the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods, here in Atlanta it’s the opening of The Roast, a new fast-casual restaurant located adjacent to the recently remodeled Whole Foods Market on Ponce De Leon Avenue, near Ponce City Market.

Positioned as a first-of-its-kind dining concept for Whole Foods, the Brazilian-style churrasco offers a variety of build your own bowls, with fire-roasted proteins and vegetables, greens, grains and signature sauces, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

There are ...

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Amazon Will Likely Cut Warehouse Jobs First at Whole Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has argued that when Amazon swoops in and sprinkles its e-commerce magic dust, the grocery chain will “evolve in leaps and bounds.” This is widely understood to be code, in part, for “announce job cuts,” and today Bloomberg makes a prediction about …

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How Amazon Can Help Whole Foods Fix Itself

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s impossible to predict what the proposed purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon might mean for the grocery chain, for the future of food and retailing in general, for the nascent meal-kit industry, for employment in the retail space, and so on. It’s equally impossible not …

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Whole Foods Doesn’t Have a ‘Tinder Relationship’ With Amazon, Its CEO Clarifies

Source: Grub Street NY

Despite rumors that soon-to-be-owner Amazon might slash jobs by automating portions of Whole Foods stores, CEO John Mackey is stressing that the deal’s still basically a match made in heaven. He didn’t use that phrase per se when describing the deal to employees at a town hall …

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Alice Waters Tells Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: You Can ‘Change Our Food System Overnight’

Source: Grub Street NY

On Friday, Amazon announced that it would acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Some responded to the news by speculating about possible antitrust issues, with Representative Ro Khanna of California sharing a statement expressing concern “about what this deal means for suppliers and neighborhood grocery stores.” Food activist …

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Monday Morning TL;DR: This Place Is Making Garbage Ice Cream (For Charity)

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

So here we are again. Another Monday morning, the start to another week. And if you’ve found your way here, it’s probably because you’d like to know more about the Whole Foods/Amazon deal, the etiquette of European food fights, that Japanese restaurant that makes you fish for your dinner, or the changing menus at Panda Express.

But let’s start with something that we can all agree is awesome: Ice cream. Here’s how Salt & Straw, a Portland-based “ice cream laboratory” (eye roll…), is making new ice cream flavors out of garbage.

Sure, but are they putting a bird ...

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Amazon Is Reportedly Planning to Cut Jobs at Whole Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

Amazon’s $14 billion deal to buy Whole Foods — its largest acquisition ever — gives Jeff Bezos a chance to rebuild the struggling organic grocery chain from the ground up, if he wants to. So far, predictions include that the e-commerce giant will find ways to lower …

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Whole Foods CEO Is Ready to Fight Those ‘Greedy Bastard’ Activist Investors

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods’ besieged CEO John Mackey understands that the company needs “to get better,” but he’ll be damned if he plans to go down without a war — of angry words, if nothing else. At least that’s the gist from this long profile on …

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Summer-long ice cream pop-up now open in Marietta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

High Road Craft Ice Cream is operating a pop-up ice cream shop in Marietta this summer. 

If you find yourself in a northern Atlanta ‘burb this summer and in need of a cool, frosty treat, local ice cream company High Road has you covered.

High Road has teamed up with Whole Foods Market to offer a pop-up ice cream shop outside the Whole Foods Merchant’s Walk location at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta.

Every weekend throughout summer, High Road will set up its stand to offer ice cream cups, cones, sundaes, floats and more. Specials this weekend include an ...

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Whole Foods to open free-standing restaurant in Midtown on June 1

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

On June 1, Whole Foods Market will open free-standing restaurant The Roast adjacent to its location on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown.

Whole Foods Market is about to open its first ever free-standing restaurant. And it happens to be in Atlanta.

Called The Roast, the 48-seat eatery sits adjacent to the store’s renovated and expanded location at 650 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown. It opens to the public June 1.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., The Roast will be a fast-casual eatery focused on churrasco, Brazilian-style grilled meat.

Customers can use digital ordering kiosks ...

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Whole Foods Says It’s Actually Lowering Prices

Source: Grub Street NY

Potential new board members take note: The head of Whole Foods’ grocery operations is spearheading an effort to centralize purchasing in order to lower the grocery chain’s prices. CEO John Mackey, who argues that the company’s “Whole Paycheck” nickname is “fundamentally a myth,” installed …

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Investors Want Whole Foods to Sell the Company to Amazon or Kroger

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods has reached the point where activist investors are starting to circle the limping company like vultures. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that the hedge fund Jana Partners has amassed nearly a 9 percent stake in the grocery chain, officially making it the company’s second-largest shareholder. …

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Industry Analysts Say Whole Foods’ Traffic Declines Are ‘Staggering’

Source: Grub Street NY

New market data has somehow managed to make Whole Foods’ beleaguered lot look even worse. On top of reports last week that rival Albertsons was sniffing around Sprouts Farmers Market, an upstart organic grocer and wellness store whose prices are about 19 percent cheaper

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The new H Street Whole Foods wants to be your neighborhood pub

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

If anything encapsulates how much H Street NE has changed in recent years, it’s the 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods replacing the dilapidated Murry’s supermarket. This Whole Foods, opening Wednesday at the corner of Sixth and H streets, is the chain’s first new location in Washington since 2011. More so than any other location in the District, the H Street shop […]

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Whole Foods Recalls More of Vulto Creamery’s Raw Cheese After Linking It to Two Deaths

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods is expanding its recall of Vulto Creamery cheeses that have now been linked to two listeria-related deaths. Citing “public health risks,” the grocery chain says it’s pulling the raw-milk products from eight additional stores, bringing the total to 17. That means any …

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Whole Foods Recalls Raw Cheese That Maybe Got a Little Too Raw

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods has recalled a couple of soft raw cheeses over fear that they might have listeria, in addition to their usual notes of “cultured butter” and “wet hay.” The company says the products, produced by celebrated New York cheesemaker Jos Vulto, were sold …

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Maketto Chef Will Open a New Food Stall Inside H Street Whole Foods

Source: Washingtonian Food

When Maketto chef Erik Bruner-Yang teamed up with Whole Foods last year for an in-store ramen kiosk, he had an end goal in mind: a branch of Paper Horse at the forthcoming Whole Foods on H Street, Northeast. “It’s a big change to this neighborhood, and I want to be a part of that conversation,” […]

Maketto Chef Will Open a New Food Stall Inside H Street Whole Foods” was first published on Washingtonian.

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The H Street Whole Foods (Finally!) Sets An Opening Date

Source: Washingtonian Food

The highly anticipated Whole Foods at 600 H Street, Northeast, will (finally!) open on March 15, and there’s a lot more than organic bananas to look forward to. Among the perks of the 40,000 square-foot store are an outdoor patio and a bar with 16 local drafts, wines, and a “gourmet hot dog cart,” according […]

The H Street Whole Foods (Finally!) Sets An Opening Date” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Whole Foods Will Downsize for the First Time in Nearly a Decade

Source: Grub Street NY

Stagnant sales have finally pushed Whole Foods into a spot so tight, it can’t wiggle out by getting bougier or throwing shoppers another lower-priced bone. On a call yesterday with investors, CEO John Mackey conceded that the grocery biz “is very different today than …

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Whole Foods’ New Bryant Park Store Has a ‘Produce Butcher’

Source: Grub Street NY

Shoppers still can’t get kale tattoos from Whole Foods, but the company’s seven-day-old Bryant Park location does have one exciting new perk: the first-ever “produce butcher,” a person who’d like nothing more than to delicately clean and de-stem your lacinato.

This person’s ginormous counter is one …

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Whole Foods Will Open Its Affordable 365 Store in Fort Greene

Source: Grub Street NY

So far, asparagus-water pioneer Whole Foods has opened locations of its budget-minded, “hip,” and “tech-oriented” spin off, 365, on the West Coast. The first landed in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, followed by locations in Bellevue, Washington and Lake Oswego, Oregon. Two and a half years after …

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Buy This: 3 Atlanta-made products for healthier eating in 2017

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Try a spoonful of Super Topper, a line of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and spices, on yogurt for a delicious, healthy snack.

Did you vow to eat better in 2017? Check out these three local products that will keep you on the whole foods track – even when a snack attack strikes.

Good Habit Super Toppers

If eating a better breakfast is on your list of resolutions, oatmeal is an excellent source of fiber, and plain yogurt delivers a nice dose of protein. But let’s admit it: by themselves, they can be a bit boring. Toppings like nuts, seeds and ...

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