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Whole Foods Has an Empty-Shelf Problem — and a ‘Militaristic’ Stocking System Is Reportedly to Blame

Source: Grub Street NY

Practically since the day Amazon took over, Whole Foods customers have griped about products being out of stock. (You could create, like, a full magazine of bare shelves using only pics that angry Twitter users have posted since last fall.) Consensus is that this inventory …

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More People Say They’re Finding ‘Entirely Empty’ Shelves at Whole Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

Shoppers are once again giving Jeff Bezos a piece of their mind about his Whole Foods management style. After Amazon started calling the shots in August, complaints soon followed that store shelves were suddenly having trouble staying full. It was easy to dismiss this as the result …

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What to Know About FoodMaven, a New Food-Waste Start-up Backed by the Grocery Industry’s Top Players

Source: Grub Street NY

Some of the grocery industry’s biggest names are throwing serious money and support at a new food-waste start-up. Colorado-based FoodMaven announced today that it’s pocketed $8.6 million of Series A funding from a handful of backers, most notably Walmart’s billionaire heirs the Waltons. This follows recent …

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America’s Ongoing Grocery-Price War Has Created the Cheapest Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 Years

Source: Grub Street NY

Don’t forget to say a very special thank-you this Thursday for the U.S. grocery industry’s everescalating battle for shoppers. Several new reports show that the cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is almost the lowest it has been in the past decade, which you can mostly credit …

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Amazon Cuts Whole Foods’ Prices Again Ahead of Thanksgiving

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods bargain hunters can start finding Thanksgiving recipes that don’t involve organic bananas or avocado, because Amazon announced this morning that prices just dropped on a bunch more groceries. The cuts, which began today, expand discounts that Amazon rolled out on 15 items after the acquisition. …

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Federal Donuts and Goldie Are Now Open at Whole Foods

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

A few weeks ago, we reported that two more Michael Solomonov-backed concepts were coming to join Dizengoff inside Whole Foods after logistical issues caused Wiz […]

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Amazon Is Scaling Back Its Fresh-Food Delivery

Source: Grub Street NY

In a somewhat surprising move, given the fact it just bought Whole Foods, Amazon has announced plans to scale back its grocery-delivery service. It told customers yesterday in at least five states that they have until November 30 to place their final AmazonFresh orders — which may or may …

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Whole Foods Is Actually Hiring Another 6,000 Human Workers

Source: Grub Street NY

When Amazon bought Whole Foods, analysts feared Jeff Bezos’s growth model — easy online shopping paired with an algorithm that dangles unnecessary items “frequently bought together” — could be a death knell for the grocery chain’s carefully crafted human touch. Warehouse jobs would go first, they said, followed …

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It’s a Solomonov Takeover at the Center City Whole Foods

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Earlier this week, word got out that Cheu Noodle Bar and Wiz Kid were bowing out of their Whole Foods food stall arrangement otherwise known as “Restaurant Row.” That their last day would be this Sunday, October 22nd, that CookNSolo’s hummusiya Dizengoff (and Severino Pasta) would remain, and that two replacement concepts were already en route. Today, Whole Foods announced its new tenants:…

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Cheu Noodle Bar, Wiz Kid Pull Out of Whole Foods

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

There’s no doubt that the Cheu brand is a winning concept. Shawn Darragh and Ben Puchowitz struck gold when they opened their inauthentic-by-design ramen bar in Washington Square West. In fact, it was the restaurant’s sheer popularity that attracted Whole Foods in the first place when it was still in the planning stages of its now-year-old Rodin Square location. But…

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Will Amazon Kill Whole Foods’ Low-Priced 365 Chain?

Source: Grub Street NY

When Whole Foods opened the first of its 365 spinoff stores last May, it came with some big promises. In-store tattoo parlors ultimately didn’t make the cut, alas, but the company did say that 365 would be a nationwide chain where shoppers could find “a lot of other …

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Whole Foods Warns Shoppers of a Data Breach

Source: Grub Street NY

Bad news for Whole Foods growler-station regulars: Your personal data may have fallen into hackers’ hands. The company says that it “received information regarding unauthorized access of payment card information” at some of its taprooms and in-store restaurants with table service. Affected restaurants aren’t those in a store’s upstairs …

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Amazon Is Quietly Seizing Control of Booze Delivery Now, Too

Source: Grub Street NY

Amazon’s tentacles are extending even further into booze delivery, a realm known for giving almost every would-be “disrupter” a headache, thanks to all the legal and logistical problems associated with shipping alcohol. Just to scratch the surface: USPS won’t deliver at all, and UPS and FedEx will, but only …

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Amazon Merger Is Bringing Whole Foods the Most Shoppers It’s Had in Years

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s still not as cheap as competitors, but Whole Foods may not need Walmart-level rollbacks to crush the other guys anyway: Signs already point to a big boost in traffic since merging with Amazon. The Wall Street Journal hears informally that stores are seeing serious sales leaps, and …

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Whole Foods Promises Coveted Shelf Space to Bulletproof’s New Bottled Butter Coffee

If you thought selling half-price Amazon Echos on the produce aisle was an oily move, wait until you see what Whole Foods has in the pipeline next: ready-to-drink Bulletproof butter coffee. Entrepreneurial biohacker and amateur mycologist Dave Asprey has sold evergrowing quantities of this concoction …

Whole Foods Promises Coveted Shelf Space to Bulletproof’s New Bottled Butter Coffee

If you thought selling half-price Amazon Echos on the produce aisle was an oily move, wait until you see what Whole Foods has in the pipeline next: ready-to-drink Bulletproof butter coffee. Entrepreneurial biohacker and amateur mycologist Dave Asprey has sold evergrowing quantities of this concoction …

Here Are the Whole Foods Products You Can Find Right Now on Amazon

Source: Grub Street NY

Amazon has now added over a thousand Whole Foods products to its website in hopes of moving the grocer’s shoppers online. (The cost of shipping all those Echos to stores isn’t going to pay for itself, after all.) The e-commerce giant is eager for — some experts would …

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Go Get Whole Foods’ $2 Avocados While You Can!

Source: Grub Street NY

Did you scarf down two bowlfuls of guacamole last night? Big whoop — you’re having guac again tonight. Why? Because Whole Foods’ avocados, which used to cost you $3 each plus your firstborn child, are now merely two bucks. Pay no attention to the voice in your head that’s …

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Amazon’s Refusal to Pull Breitbart Ads Is Causing People to Boycott Whole Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

Today’s the dawn of the new regime at Whole Foods — a 365 Everyday Value page on Amazon.com, and cheaper avocados plus “Farm Fresh” Amazon Echos at kiosks inside stores. But Amazon’s successful buyout does come with one downside, and that’s the baggage of Jeff Bezos’s refusal …

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Amazon Is Essentially Turning Prime Into a Whole Foods Rewards Program

Source: Grub Street NY

Certainly the hand-wringing’s only just begun about what this means, but Amazon and Whole Foods announced today that their merger is officially all set. Whole Foods shareholders approved the buyout yesterday, and the FTC has green-lit the $13.7 billion deal, so prepare for their joint “vision” …

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Walmart Opened an Organic Fast-food Restaurant Inside One of Its Supermarkets

Source: Grub Street NY

Walmart — your one-stop shop for Patti LaBelle pies, 9/11-themed Coke displays, and back-to-school rifles — is really trying to diversify its brand image, if the restaurant chain it’s lured to a Florida store is any indication. A location in Orlando has opened a fully integrated …

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Real Cheese Vs. Fake Cheese Taste Test

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

You probably already know the results of this taste test before you read it.

Real cheese and fake cheese are not the same thing. In fact, one is cheese and the other is not cheese. The not cheese doesn’t really taste like cheese. But we wanted to figure out if the perception is reality. So we had BYT’s Chloe, Jenn, Kaylee and Marissa try all of the real and corresponding fake cheeses we could find at local Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Marissa is a vegan so she only ate the not real cheeses. Forcing lactose on anyone is cruel.

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Real Cheese Vs. Fake Cheese Taste Test

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

You probably already know the results of this taste test before you read it. Real cheese and fake cheese are not the same thing. In fact, one is cheese and the other is not cheese. The not cheese doesn’t really taste like cheese. But we wanted to figure out if the perception is reality. So […]

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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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