Archive for the 'Whole Foods' Category

Walmart is not the only bad employer.*

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I bey you this guy wishes he had belonged to a union: Whole Foods** fired Ralph Reese for taking a tuna fish sandwich. But was it misconduct? It is a question that matters. Anyone fired for misconduct is denied unemployment benefits. Whole Foods argued that Mr. Reese, 57, of Queens, tried to steal a sandwich […]

Mixed Messages

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

I keep claiming (and being proven wrong – at least for the time being) that the stock market will rally because there is so much money sitting on the sidelines just waiting to get back into the game. A perfect example of anticipation, Whole Foods: Shares of Whole Foods Market surged 34% early Thursday after […]

Survival of the Fattest

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I’ve been writing for some time that the current down turn is a perfect example of the continuing excesses of capitalism and not a correction. As in most similar cases a downturn causes the weakest firms to fail leaving fewer and larger firms remaining. What is different this time is that the governments (not just […]

Wal-Mart hates animals too.

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

From Pork magazine: In all, [the World Society for Protection of Animals] surveyed about 200 stores in 34 states across the country. The survey recorded the availability of humanely labeled products in four categories — dairy, eggs, unprocessed meat and poultry, and processed meat and poultry. It then rated stores according to the food selection’s […]

Wal-Mart’s local food initiative looks much worse under scrutiny.

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

This is very instructive. How does Wal-Mart define “local” food?: Wal-Mart considers locally grown produce anything farmed within a state’s boundaries. That will get you very fresh food…in Delaware. What about California? Just for yucks, here’s the definition of local food at Whole Foods: Only produce that has traveled less than a day (7 or […]

Wal-Mart tells everybody to shop at Whole Foods.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Kudos to David Griner at AdFreak for showing me Wal-Mart’s new green commercials. He writes: With each preachy TV spot, the call to action is, “If every Wal-Mart shopper, all 200 million of us, bought one of these, then the Earth would cease its inexorable descent into a strip-mined wasteland.” So, instead of showing that […]