Whole Foods

Whole Foods
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May 20, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business (CNN) — Responding to customers' demands, Whole Foods is ramping up its war on disposable plastic. The Amazon-owned company announced Monday that will stop offering plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada...
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Amazon has trained its Prime members to expect low prices. So naturally those shoppers have been reluctant to dish out for expensive groceries at Whole Foods.
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April 03, 2019 - 12:08 pm
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business (CNN) -- Amazon has trained its Prime members to expect low prices. So naturally those shoppers have been reluctant to dish out for expensive groceries at Whole Foods. Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017 for nearly $14 billion to gain entry into the $860 billion...
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Cyber Monday
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November 28, 2018 - 11:39 am
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business (CNN) -- Retailers are battling hard over toys, flat-screen TVs and new tech gadgets this holiday season, and Amazon appears to be in a strong position. The company said on Tuesday that it sold 18 million toys between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Amazon did...
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She's 33 and the future of the butter business
November 21, 2018 - 11:11 am
By Channon Hodge (CNN) -- Amid the farm houses and barns dotting the Mad River Valley area of rural Vermont, five miles north of Sugarbush ski resort, Marisa Mauro is making butter. About 700 pounds of it every week. While she and her assistant pack up golden bricks of butter, they can stare out at...
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November 13, 2018 - 10:20 am
By Joseph Pisani, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon's sprawling empire will stretch even...
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Salad recall
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Eric Walter
October 18, 2018 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A California-based grocery store supplier is recalling about 940 pounds of ready-to-eat salads, including the 365 brand sold by Whole Foods, because they contain corn that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria bacteria. The salads, each containing chicken,...
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Aldi is going granola to compete with Whole Foods
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August 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm
By Jordan Valinsky (CNN Money) -- Aldi is synonymous with low-cost food staples, canned goods and no frills shopping. But the German grocer is hoping a shift to trendy, natural foods will help it grow its market share in the United States. Last week, it announced the next phase of an aggressive...
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Whole Foods Prime Perks
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August 08, 2018 - 1:22 pm
By Jordan Valinsky (CNN Money) -- It's getting pretty hard to shop at Whole Foods without an Amazon Prime membership. The Amazon-owned grocery chain is adding curbside pickup for members of its $119 per year membership. Customers can shop Whole Foods' selection in the Prime Now app or website, and...
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July 22, 2018 - 9:29 am
Plus Ultra By Parija Kavilanz (CNN Money) — People are turning against plastic straws. Christina Ramirez wants them to think about another piece of plastic they use every day — the toothbrush. The movement to ban plastic straws is being backed by big businesses like Starbucks and McDonald's. "I've...
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In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore.
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July 16, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. This year's...
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