Tag: Whole Foods Market

Retail Types, Stores

Is inflation the true cause of recent supermarket closures?

May 10, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Some big name grocers have been closing store locations against the backdrop of record-breaking inflation. Walmart closed three under-performing locations in April, in Louisville, Cincinnati and Bellevue, Washington, with plans to close two more soon, according to Eat This, Not […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Will new curbside-recyclable insulated packaging give Amazon a sustainable grocery edge?

November 17, 2021

Via: RetailWire is launching new curbside-recyclable insulated packaging that the company says does away with the need to use bubble bags or plastic liners. Stephenie Landry, vice president, Amazon Grocery, writing on the company’s blog, claims that the new packaging will […]

Retail Types, Stores

Have multiple rounds of price cuts changed Whole Foods’ high price image?

September 18, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey says the chain and its parent company ( are serious about ridding the grocery chain of its “Whole Paycheck” image. In an interview with CNBC earlier this week, Mr. Mackey said Whole Foods […]

E-commerce, FMCG products, Retail Types

Is Whole Foods’ e-grocery business headed down a dark path?

September 3, 2020

Via: RetailWire could be entering a new phase of its e-grocery business as it opens its first dark store dedicated to Whole Foods’ e-grocery fulfillment. Amazon will be opening the location in Brooklyn, NY, according to USA Today, but will not […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Are large grocery chains putting profits before people?

June 24, 2020

Via: RetailWire

America’s largest supermarket chains have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic with added safety measures, pay and benefits to support frontline workers in stores and warehouses. For all they’ve done, a new analysis by Oxfam concludes, they haven’t done enough. […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Why are so many organic grocers landing in bankruptcy court?

February 10, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Reckless expansion and heightened competition for natural and organic foods were factors behind the recent bankruptcies of Fairway, Earth Fare and Lucky’s Market, but each chain faced unique challenges. Fairway, a New York institution known for its wide selection of […]

FMCG products, News & Trends, Retail Types

Amazon captures 18% of online grocery

January 18, 2018

Via: FierceRetail

Amazon accounted for 18% of all U.S. online grocery orders in 2017. According to One Click Retail’s annual report, Amazon brought in $2 billion for food and beverage sales, with cold beverages growing 65% year-over-year. Other categories that topped the […]

Others, Tech

Whole Foods Market Helps Set a Place for Alexa at Your Holiday Table

November 9, 2017

Via: Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the gift-giving season approaches, Whole Foods Market and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that customers can now shop for Amazon devices such as the all-new Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets […]

News & Trends

Amid Falling Sales And Activist Pressure, Whole Foods Shakes Up Board

May 11, 2017

Via: Forbes

One month to the day that activist firm Jana Partners revealed it had taken a 9% stake in Whole Foods, the beleaguered organic grocer is fighting back: the company announced on Thursday that it is shaking up its board of directors, gaining a new CFO […]

Retail Types, Stores

Whole Foods Market bringing value format to Northeast

January 23, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Whole Foods Market has announced the first Northeast location for its streamlined and value-oriented 365 by Whole Foods Market concept. The retailer will open a 365 store in Brooklyn, New York, in the Fort Greene neighborhood, not far from the […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Types, Stores

Whole Foods wooing shoppers with in-store restaurants, bars

November 15, 2016

Via: Chain Store Age

Whole Foods Market is upping its game. In the face of growing competition, the supermarket chain has been adding restaurants, bars and tap rooms to its stores, reported The Orange County Register. In select locations in California, Whole Foods is […]

Retail Types, Stores

Whole Foods Market reveals highlights of its new value-priced 365 chain

April 29, 2016

Via: Chain Store Age

Expect the 365 by Whole Foods Market store format to look much different than the traditional Whole Foods store. The concept, debuting in late May in Los Angeles, will feature a no-frills design, low fixtures and all-digital price tags, reported […]

Retail Types, Stores

Whole Foods Market reveals opening date, other details for new 365 store format

April 8, 2016

Via: Retailing Today

Whole Foods Market will take the wraps off its new value concept, 365 by Whole Foods Market, on May 25 in Silver Lake, California. Two additional 365 locations will open in 2016 – in Bellevue, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Up […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Whole Foods Market Expands Instacart Grocery Delivery To Orange County

April 1, 2016

Via: Innovative Retail Technologies News

Whole Foods Market and Instacart have expanded their partnership, launching this week in Orange County, building on the 17 existing metros where consumers use Instacart’s delivery service to order from Whole Foods Market stores. Using Instacart, Orange County residents can […]