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Whole Foods to cut health benefits of part-time employees

Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage. Starting next year.

Whole Foods employees demand that Amazon cut ties with ICE

Amazon is under fire once again. On Monday, employees from Whole Foods (which Amazon purchased in 2017) issued a statement expressing their displeasure with their parent company's ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Whole Foods opens more stores while competitors close

Amazon is reported as intending to expand Whole Foods stores throughout the U.S. into suburbs and other areas. It also desires to bring its two-hour Prime Now delivery system to all Whole Foods stores anonymous sources tell the Wall Street Journal.

Amazon raising price of Prime membership by $20 a year's 20 percent hike in the cost of Prime membership should deliver more than $1 billion in extra revenue this year and cover any “rational” hike in United States Postal Service delivery fees, Wall Street analysts said on Friday.

Amazon shares reach record but costs as well as revenues soar

Seattle - On Friday October 27th, Amazon shares set a new record after high third quarter sales beat analyst estimates as did earnings per share.

Amazon's disruption of the food business

Amazon has announced it is close to completing its purchase of the U.S. company Whole Foods. The aim is to transform the formerly criticized high-priced “Whole Paycheck” grocery chain into more affordable organics.

Blue Apron CEO: Amazon's grocery business could be 'good for us'

Following a disappointing IPO tainted by Amazon's recent acquisition of Whole Foods, the CEO of Blue Apron isn't giving up hope.

Amazon announces it will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

In what is being called a blockbuster of a deal, e-commerce giant Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, including debt.

Whole Foods will slash 1500 jobs to offer consumers lower prices

Whole Foods Inc. announced on Monday that it is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks in an effort to lower prices and keep up with the competition. The cuts make up about 1.6 of the company's workforce.

Whole Foods apologizes for 'asparagus water'

After an Instagram post raised some eyebrows, Whole Food confirmed it has no intent to sell "asparagus water," a bottle of water with three asparagus stalks in it.

Whole Foods’ sales are at the worst point since the recession

Whole Foods is losing its loyal customers. The company said Wednesday that its sales growth at stores open at least a year was 1.3 percent in the most recent quarter.

Whole Foods to customers: Sorry we repeatedly overcharged you

Whole Foods CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey admitted the supermarket giant had routinely overcharged customers and apologized for the costly errors.

Whole Foods slammed for massive overcharging: 'Worst case ever'

Whole Foods customers are outraged by reports the retail supermarket chain deliberately mislabeled packaged foods and overcharged patrons.

Whole Foods is being accused of overcharging customers

New York City officials are investigating Whole Foods amid accusations that the grocery chain overcharges customers, The Daily News reports.

Photo Essay: Businesses proudly display their patches of pumpkins Special

With nearly 158 million Americans celebrating Halloween this autumn and more than 117 million households celebrating Thanksgiving, businesses are featuring the all-American symbol of the season, pumpkins.

Op-Ed: Connecticut Senate passes GMO labeling laws, House adds hurdles

Connecticut is the most recent state in the U.S. seeking to require companies producing foods made with genetically modified organisms to carry labels. This week the state Senate approved a bill that would pass such a law. The House had other ideas.

Whole Foods mixes up chicken and vegan salads

Whole Foods Market Inc. announced Thursday that labels on its curried chicken salad and those on a vegan version of the salad were reversed at some of its stores in the Northeast.

Whole Foods Market sees healthy boost in profits in 2013

Whole Foods Market reported its financial results for its second quarter. The company said sales and profits have been increasing this year.

Whole Foods to require GMO transparency in its stores by 2018

Whole Foods Market is striving to increase transparency of GMOs in foods. It plans to require that all foods containing GMOs sold in its U.S. and Canadian stores are labeled as such. The company intends to have this in place by 2018.

Op-Ed: YouTube censors video exposing Whole Foods on GMOs (video)

Los Angeles - A group calling itself "Organic Spies" released a video two days ago, revealing "GMO lies" at so-called, totally local and organic Whole Foods stores. YouTube swiftly banned the video.

Whole Foods employee's resignation letter goes viral

Toronto - In a scathing resignation letter, a disgruntled Whole Foods employee wrote spending several years on the job was like "falling down a really long, spiky hill." A hill lined with fire and acid, to be more specific.

Fear, death follow Monsanto’s march to control world food supply

Prince Charles was deeply moved when he learned of the plight of Indian farmers killing themselves following their use of genetically modified (GM) seeds, but it has now been found the problem is far worse than anyone thought.

Whole Foods sued over exploding green tea

Nashville - A Nashville man claims to have suffered physical and emotional pain and suffering after a bottle of Tazo Giant Peach Tea he purchased at a nearby Whole Foods store exploded in his home.

Whole Foods 'Buycott' Scheduled for Sept. 1

In response to the Left-driven boycott of Whole Foods Markets over CEO John Mackey's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed opposing the ObamaCare bill, the National Tea Party Coalition is scheduling a 'buycott' encouraging the public to shop Whole Foods on Sept. 1.

Op-Ed: Supporters of Glenn Beck and Whole Foods Challenge Boycotts

Fox pundit Glenn Beck and Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey have been targeted for boycotts by angry left-leaning opponents as of late. Now the boycotters themselves are being boycotted. That blowback has cost GEICO 6,500 customers.

Whole Foods' customers boycott over CEO's health care comments

After Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey writes an op-ed against government sponsored health care, he finds an uproar among some in his customer base.

Paper or Paper? Whole Foods Market to ban plastic bags

Whole Foods Market joins a growing list of organizations and governments who plan to eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags. The organic food retailer will stop using plastic bags by Earth Day 2008, which is held on April 22.

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