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Whole Foods’ First 365 Store Opening May 25 In California

Nearly a year after Whole Foods announced the five cities that would become home to its new line of lower-cost stores, the company has revealed just when the first of those stores will open: next month.  [More]

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Whole Foods Shopper Says He Found Animal Bone In Trail Mix

A New Jersey man who bought trail mix from Whole Foods says his snack came with an extra, unexpected crunch: the bone of an animal mixed in with the dried fruit and nuts. [More]

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Whole Foods Asks Judge To Put The Kibosh On Lawsuit Over “Natural” Label On Baked Goods

When it comes to products with labels reading “all natural,” are you willing to pay more than you would otherwise? Whole Foods customers who have filed lawsuits against the grocery chain said they paid a premium price for baked goods that were falsely labeled as natural, as they actually contained synthetic ingredients. [More]

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Whole Foods Installing Rooftop Solar Panels At Up To 100 Stores

Whole Foods has seen the light, and it’s getting soaked up by solar panels. The grocery chain says it’s installing solar units at up to 100 stores and distribution centers in nine states. [More]

Maytag Blue Cheese Recall Expands To Cover Hy-Vee Supermarkets

The recall of potentially listeria contaminated Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese expanded Thursday, as Hy-Vee announced it would voluntarily recall the product and remove it from shelves in 240 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The cheese, produced by Maytag Dairy Farms, was sold in packages of crumbles, whole wheels, or cuts, and re-packaged in foil or clear plastic wrap with scale labels in various weights. The potential for contamination was discovered after testing by the state of Iowa revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in two lots of product. [FDA]

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Whole Foods’ New 365 Stores Might Include Tattoo Parlors Because Millennials

Everyone knows how annoying it is when all you want is a bunch of carrots, some celery, crusty bread, and body art that will never come off your skin without an expensive, painful removal process, and you just can’t find a one-stop shop for it all. Here comes Whole Foods with its new “365 by Whole Foods Market” stores, which may include in-house tattoo parlors, because that makes complete and total sense. [More]

Shoppers Still Think Whole Foods Is Too Expensive, Not Worth It

Shoppers Still Think Whole Foods Is Too Expensive, Not Worth It

With more competitors in the market for healthy and organic foods, the grocery chain Whole Foods has had to lower its prices. The company is both planning a lower-priced offshoot chain and lowering prices in its current stores. According to a recent survey of their customers, that effort really isn’t paying off: customers still think that the chain is expensive and not worth the extra cost. [More]

Whole Foods Recalling Frozen Pork Pepperoni Pizzas For Masquerading As Beef Pepperoni Pizzas In New England

Whole Foods Recalling Frozen Pork Pepperoni Pizzas For Masquerading As Beef Pepperoni Pizzas In New England

Labels are very important when it comes to food, considering most of us do not have X-ray vision that allows us to scan products with our eyes and know exactly what ingredients those items contain. That’s why Whole Foods is recalling a bunch of frozen pizzas on the East Coast: some pies labeled as containing “uncured beef pepperoni” are actually covered in pork pepperoni. [More]

Whole Foods Will Pay $500,000 Settlement To NYC, Submit To Audits

Whole Foods Will Pay $500,000 Settlement To NYC, Submit To Audits

For the last half of 2015, Whole Foods has been coping with the fallout from admitting that yes, its stores in New York City priced some items that were packaged and weighed in the store incorrectly. After paying an $800,000 settlement last year in California for pretty much the same thing, Whole Foods has will pay the penalty and submit to quarterly audits. [More]

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Here’s Why Costco And Whole Foods Made Consumer Reports’ 2015 Naughty List

Every year, Santa Claus makes a master list of which children have been naughty or nice in the preceding year, and rewards them accordingly. Our sibling publication, Consumer Reports, makes its own list of judgement, deciding whether companies, not individuals, have behaved themselves in the past year. The list isn’t an overall evaluation of the company’s products or practices, but a way to call out out specific examples of admirable or deplorable behavior from the last year. [More]

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Whole Foods Recalls Prepackaged Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad Over Possible Listeria Contamination

If your lunch today consists of that premade sandwich, wrap or pasta salad you grabbed from Whole Foods Market last week, you might want to come up with a backup plan: the health food chain recalled several of its deli products over a possible listeria contamination.  [More]

Whole Foods Recalls Organic Cheese Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Whole Foods Recalls Organic Cheese Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Here at Consumerist it’s no secret that we love our cheese: cheddar, Swiss, Gruyere, Brie… there’s really no end to that list. So we hate to bring news that might sour anyone on cheese, but we have some bad news: Whole Foods has issued a recall of Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese over concerns it may be contaminated with listeria.  [More]

Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Prisoner-Made Products Made By April 2016

Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Prisoner-Made Products Made By April 2016

After a protest at one of its Texas stores, Whole Foods says it will no longer sell products made using a prison labor program. The company has sold tilapia and goat cheese produced through a Colorado inmate program at some stores since 2011, and now plans to have the products out of stores by April 2016 or sooner. [More]

Where To Get Free (Or Discounted) Coffee For National Coffee Day Sept. 29

Where To Get Free (Or Discounted) Coffee For National Coffee Day Sept. 29

If you need caffeine every day like you need air to breathe, tomorrow is your big day: National Coffee Day is Sept. 29, and with it comes a slew of offers from U.S. java joints for free or discounted coffee. We’ve got the goods on where to score your cheap fix in honor of such an important day. [More]

Whole Foods Cutting 1,500 Jobs In Order To Offer Customers Lower Prices

Whole Foods Cutting 1,500 Jobs In Order To Offer Customers Lower Prices

Your next shopping trip to Whole Foods may come with a bit less interaction with employees, as the health food chain said Monday that it would be eliminating approximately 1,500 jobs in order to offer lower prices for its goods.  [More]

Whole Foods Apologizes For Accidentally Selling $6 Bottles Of “Asparagus Water”

Whole Foods Apologizes For Accidentally Selling $6 Bottles Of “Asparagus Water”

While there are many ridiculous food trends out there, most food faddists would be forced to take pause at a $6 bottle of water with a few asparagus stalks hanging out in it. And to our supreme relief, it turns out that not even Whole Foods is willing to go that far into the realm of unnecessary products, calling a recent “Asparagus Water” offering a mistake. [More]

Whole Foods Announces Five Cities Where It’s Opening Cheaper Stores

Whole Foods Announces Five Cities Where It’s Opening Cheaper Stores

Back in May, Whole Foods announced it’d be making a play for that coveted category of customers, the almighty millennials, by launching a new line of lower-cost stores. The company has now revealed which cities will see those first cheaper stores. [More]

Whole Foods Learns That Admitting To Overcharging Customers Can Hurt Sales

Whole Foods Learns That Admitting To Overcharging Customers Can Hurt Sales

Since Whole Foods first became a household name, it’s been the butt of jokes — like the oft-repeated “Whole Paycheck” nickname — about the high prices it charges. Yet customers continued to come. It wasn’t until the grocery chain recently admitted to “unintentionally” overcharging on certain items that shoppers began looking elsewhere. [More]