Whole Foods: Don’t Make us Stop Lovin’ You.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 2, 2008
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Photo via Flickr. Excerpt from the good folks at New Seasons:

As it turns out, because of their legal dispute with the FTC, Whole Foods has an opportunity to try and force us to give them copies of some of our most confidential financial records – for instance what our sales are, week by week, at each of our stores. They’ve also demanded all of our files that detail our strategic plans, all of our marketing plans and all of our studies about where we are considering opening new stores…

Here’s the rest of the article via New Seasons. Here’s the commentary that tipped me off to this latest, ungreatest development. While I personally admire John Mackey & Co for what they’ve done to mainstream green and hundreds, nay thousands of little companies—I hope everyone can play fair, walk the talk and be good to one another. When did such an aspiration become naive? Ain’t this Generation O?


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Whole Foods: Don’t Make us Stop Lovin’ You.”

  1. anna says:

    Heck- Whole Foods in Ontario just made a big(gish)order for deux fm clothing- I think they must be doing something right! That to me is a step in the right direction- selling local/domestically made eco/ethical products- there is nothing wrong with that picture!I hope they keep it up 🙂

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