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CNNMoney: Tasty Brand CEO: Don't quit your day jobupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 09:59:00

Founded by two moms on a self-proclaimed "tasty mission," Tasty Brand has since evolved into a small company selling organic snack brands in fun, upbeat packaging.

CNNMoney: Teatulia: A tea company helps lift a village out of povertyupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 13:07:00

For some businesses, giving back means making a tax-deductible donation to a local little league team. But for Teatulia, an organic tea company, giving back means creating a better life for a community halfway around the globe.

(HFR for Wednesday) Whole Foods announces green film festivalupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 10:57:00

Supermarket chain will screen environmentally themed films in more than 70 cities starting in April.

CNNMoney: Urban farming 2.0: No soil, no sunupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 05:48:00

Forget the conventional wisdom that says veggies must be grown on vast farms in the Midwest. What if commercial-scale crops took root inside cavernous city warehouses, without sunlight or soil?

Fortune: Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's - Full Versionupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 13:16:00

Apple's retail stores aren't the only place where lines form these days. It's 7:30 on a July morning, and already a crowd has gathered for the opening of Trader Joe's newest outpost, in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The waiting shoppers chat about their favorite Trader Joe's foods, and a woman in line launches into a monologue comparing the retailer's West Coast and East Coast locations. Another customer suggests that the chain will be good for Chelsea, even though the area is already brimming with places to buy groceries, including Whole Foods and several upscale food boutiques.

Fortune: Inside the secret world of Trader Joe'supdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 11:07:00

Apple's retail stores aren't the only place where lines form these days. It's 7:30 on a July morning, and already a crowd has gathered for the opening of Trader Joe's newest outpost, in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The waiting shoppers chat about their favorite Trader Joe's foods, and a woman in line launches into a monologue comparing the retailer's West Coast and East Coast locations. Another customer suggests that the chain will be good for Chelsea, even though the area is already brimming with places to buy groceries, including Whole Foods and several upscale food boutiques.

CNNMoney: Goodbye thrift? Luxury is backupdated: Thu May 13 2010 16:11:00

So much for consumers buckling down and pinching every single penny.

Around the world, how far can you get with $10?updated: Sun Apr 18 2010 15:12:00

If you're in New York City with only $10 in your pocket, Julio Ortiz-Teissonniere has you covered.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods sweats CEO's health care manifestoupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 17:05:00

Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey is known for his tendency to shoot from the hip.

CNNMoney: 'Whole Paycheck' makes a comebackupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 17:39:00

Looking for more evidence that maybe, just maybe, those green shoots aren't really just sprouts of crabgrass? Look no further than the comeback of Whole Foods Market.

Fortune: Whole Foods stock on the riseupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 12:50:00

Whole Foods shares have more than doubled this year as investors bet that recovering consumers will return to the high-end grocery chain.

Fortune: A big fat list of great employersupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:06:00

Truth be told, most of us are happy just to have a job.....any job....right now. But wait a minute, take a look at yourself in the mirror. You're no slouch. Actually, you're pretty impressive. So why shouldn't you have a truly awesome job, even in this economy? And just to remind you, really cool jobs do exist. At great companies. That are still hiring. In fact, at Fortune we have a big fat list of 'em. The 100 Best Companies to Work For. (Whoomp! There it is.)

Fortune: 1 job, 11 interviewersupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 10:28:00

Dear Annie: I've been working with a recruiter on finding my next job, and he just told me that one possibility (an opening for a manufacturing manager with a midsized company) will require that I undergo a panel interview, meaning an interview conducted by a group of prospective colleagues and bosses, all in the room at the same time. I've never been interviewed by a group before. Is this unusual? Do you have any advice on how to succeed at it? -Stage Fright in St. Louis

America's healthiest grocery storesupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 10:04:00

Let's face it: Your weekly (or daily!) run to the grocery store is the foundation for your good health. So it's thrilling news that the supermarket industry is on a health kick -- these days you'll most likely find organic produce and "natural" packaged foods at almost any store you go to. But which chains are outdoing themselves to deliver the freshest and healthiest foods to you? And which ones provide the best tools to help you make smart choices? We asked six prominent health experts to help us pick the top 10 healthiest grocery stores out of the nation's largest chains. Meet our judges

CNNMoney: The high price of going 'organic'updated: Wed Apr 23 2008 14:39:00

While many companies are now rushing to "go green," recent surveys show American consumers are getting turned off by the organic hype for three reasons: price, skepticism and confusion.

FSB: How to get your product on Whole Foods' shelvesupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 13:16:00

Dear FSB: I have developed a natural food line. Where should I send samples?

Fortune: Retailers in the bargain binupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 08:03:00

On a recent trip to Saks, I loaded up on a tomato-red Diane von Furstenberg dress and a pair of black wool Tory Burch pants - at deeply discounted prices. Turns out investors are starting to do the same with battered retail stocks, which have limped through one of the worst years in recent history and are now trading near historically low prices.

Fortune: Britain catches the foodie bugupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 09:38:00

Walk into a London supermarket, read the label on a bag of Walker's crisps - that's what the British call potato chips - and you will learn that 75 grams of carbon dioxide were emitted when making the 34.5-gram package. What does that mean? I have no idea. Nor do most Brits.

Fortune: Health foods' hidden powerbrokerupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 09:19:00

In 1994, Walter Robb, then a regional president at a fast growing natural foods chain called Whole Foods, chose a new primary distributor to handle the bulk of the deliveries to his stores in Northern California.

CNNMoney: Stocks take a hit at the openupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 09:36:00

Concern about the economy plagued U.S. stocks at Wednesday's open, with the major indicators significantly lower.

Fortune: What Google, Whole Foods do bestupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 06:56:00

What does the future of management look like to you? Can you imagine dramatic changes in the way human effort is mobilized and organized? Can you envision radical and far-reaching changes in the way managers manage? Don't be dismayed if the answer is no. Given how little the practice of management has changed over the past several decades, it's hardly surprising that most people have a hard time imagining how management might be reinvented in the decades to come.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods seals Wild Oats dealupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 07:05:00

Whole Foods Market Inc. said Tuesday it finally closed its acquisition of Wild Oats Markets Inc., creating a larger natural and organic grocery chain, following months of delays as U.S. antitrust authorities sought to block the deal.

Whole Foods clears Wild Oats hurdleupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 08:34:00

A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for Whole Foods Market Inc. to buy rival organic grocer Wild Oats Markets Inc.

CNNMoney: Health Minute: Organic foodupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 06:56:00

Health Minute: Organic food

CNNMoney: Whole Foods claims victory in merger battleupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 06:56:00

A federal appeals court on Thursday denied a request from the Federal Trade Commission to temporarily block Whole Foods Market Inc. from merging with rival Wild Oats Markets Inc., a Whole Foods spokeswoman said.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods-Wild Oats decision put on holdupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 02:32:00

A federal appeals court Monday posed the latest hurdle to the Whole Foods' buyout of Wild Oats, saying it wanted more time to review federal regulators' attempt to block the deal.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods-Wild Oats deal put on holdupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 00:46:00

Wild Oats Markets Inc said Monday that its acquisition by Whole Foods Market Inc. cannot yet close since an appeals court issued a stay, which was requested by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

CNNMoney: FTC loses request to block Whole Foods dealupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 22:06:00

U.S. antitrust authorities again lost a request Friday for a federal court injunction that would stop organic grocer Whole Foods from merging with rival Wild Oats.

CNNMoney: FTC files appeal to block Whole Foods mergerupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:40:00

U.S. antitrust authorities asked a federal court for permission to temporarily block organic grocer Whole Foods Market Inc.'s merger with rival Wild Oats Markets Inc., a spokesman for the Federal Trade Commission said Friday.

CNNMoney: Dow rockets 300 pointsupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 21:39:00

U.S. stocks surged at Friday's open after the Federal Reserve cut a largely symbolic interest rate in the wake of "deteriorated" market conditions.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods gets OK for Wild Oats buyupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 07:01:00

A U.S. judge Thursday denied a bid by federal antitrust authorities to temporarily block organic grocer Whole Foods Market Inc.'s acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets Inc.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods to probe FTC leakupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 22:41:00

Organic and natural foods grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. said late Tuesday it is investigating the release of proprietary business information by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which it claimed violated a court confidentiality order.

CNNMoney: Lower start for stocksupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:37:00

U.S. stocks eased at Wednesday's open as investors continued to worry about credit than inflation.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods extends Wild Oats bid againupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 22:54:00

Whole Foods Market Inc. said Friday that it extended its tender offer for Wild Oats Markets Inc. shares until Aug. 15, marking the fifth time the offer has been extended as the companies wait to hear whether they can proceed with their deal.

CNNMoney: FTC seeks to block Whole Foods mergerupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 03:40:00

U.S. antitrust authorities wrapped up their arguments Wednesday against Whole Foods Market Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Wild Oats Markets Inc., telling a federal judge the deal was about eliminating competition.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods in court to defend mergerupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 07:20:00

Whole Foods Market Inc. and rival Wild Oats Markets Inc. head to court Tuesday, hoping to convince a federal judge to allow their proposed merger to proceed over the objections of U.S. antitrust authorities.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods profit eaten by costsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 05:51:00

Whole Foods Market Inc. posted a decline in quarterly profit on Tuesday, but still beat estimates, as it opened more stores, sparking a 10 percent jump in its shares.

CNNMoney: Designer bag hysteria at Whole Foodsupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 02:07:00

Entrances to Whole Foods locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut swarmed with shoppers Wednesday morning who had lined up to buy limited-edition canvas bags designed by Anya Hindmarch.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods to probe CEO postingsupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 05:43:00

Whole Foods Market Inc. said Tuesday its board of directors formed a special committee to conduct its own investigation into online posts made under a pseudonym by its CEO John Mackey.

Fortune: The man who brought organics to Main Streetupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 23:02:00

Whole Foods' $5.6 billion in sales make it the largest purveyor of organic and natural food. Its planned acquisition of Wild Oats would make it even bigger, but the government wants to halt the deal. The 53-year-old founder and CEO answers your questions about the merger as well as some from Fortune's Matthew Boyle.

Money Magazine: Whole Foods: The Whole Truthupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

Whole Foods, the nation's popular and fast-growing chain of "healthy" supermarkets, makes you feel good about groceries the moment you enter. Its mountains of lustrous produce, farmer's-market ambience and declared mission to provide you with the freshest natural and organic products make it seem as though you're doing a good deed for yourself and the environment. But not everything at Whole Foods is all that wholesome. And buying there could cost you a lot more than at other supermarkets—which is why some dub the store "Whole Paycheck." When you shop there, keep these pointers in mind.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods: Can it win back the trust?updated: Fri Jun 22 2007 03:20:00

Is the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger dead or does the deal still have the faintest hope of a heartbeat?

CNNMoney: Whole Foods: Merger to avoid price warupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 05:24:00

The chief executive of Whole Foods Market told his board of directors the $565 million acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets would avoid "nasty price wars" in several markets, according to a federal court filing unsealed Tuesday.

FSB: Another duck on the barbie?updated: Fri Jun 08 2007 02:31:00

Celebrate Dad with the latest high-end meats, cured and cut by small companies.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods stock takes a fallupdated: Thu May 10 2007 10:26:00

Shares of Whole Foods Market Inc. plunged nearly 12 percent Thursday, a day after the largest natural and organic grocery chain posted a wider-than-expected decline in quarterly profit due to store-opening costs.

Transcript: John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market updated: Mon Apr 23 2007 05:34:00

John Mackey sits atop an organic throne from his headquarters in Austin, Texas. Nearly thirty years ago he opened his first organic store. Now, he runs the world's largest retailer of natural produce, Whole Foods.

Fortune: UPDATEupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 00:01:00


Fortune: The List of Industry Starsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 00:01:00

How companies are judged by their peers is a telling measure of their true performance. That's the criterion for the industry rankings in America's Most Admired Companies, our 25th annual report. W...

FSB: Whole Foods goes smallupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 17:55:00

The king of organic retailing sets out to find - and nourish - small farmers, bakers and other artisans.

FSB: Whole Foods Goes Smallupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

DAVE COLSON, A SPARE MAN WITH A WELL-TRIMMED folksinger's beard and a dusty seed-catalog cap, doesn't seem like a talkative sort. But Colson, 50, and wife Chris, 55, are full of questions today. Fo...

Fortune: A future without fish?updated: Mon Feb 05 2007 12:22:00

Remember The Marvellettes' song, "Too Many Fish in the Sea?" Well, there aren't.

Organic food, green products go mainstreamupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 17:20:00

At first glance, Sevananda wouldn't seem like one of the pioneers of a multibillion-dollar industry that is transforming the way Americans eat and shop.

Fortune: Managing in chaosupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 09:25:00

Bill Ford finally joined the club just before Labor Day weekend. That's when he became the latest chief executive of a giant corporation to cop publicly to the most fundamental and alarming of busi...

Fortune: How a Canyon Ranch hand roamsupdated: Mon Jul 10 2006 00:01:00

Most people go to a spa to get away from work.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods halts sales of live lobstersupdated: Fri Jun 16 2006 06:46:00

Organic supermarket chain Whole Foods announced Friday it will stop selling live lobsters effectively immediately, citing the inhumane treatment of the animals.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's next conquest: Organicsupdated: Mon May 01 2006 08:59:00

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is pushing into organics with a vengeance.

Business 2.0: Sexing Up a Piece of Meatupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

The tiny town of Bolinas, Calif., has always enjoyed a renown far out of proportion to its population. An hour's drive north of San Francisco along a cinematic coastal highway, the 1,400-person ham...

Fortune: After a Dip, Whole Foods Looks Tastyupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 11:12:00

Has Whole Foods become a bargain? Over the past decade Whole Foods Market (WFMI, $63) has led American consumers into a natural-food buying frenzy and has seen revenues soar 397%, to $4.7 billion i...

Fortune: WELCOME TO OUR WORLDupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 00:01:00

KA-CHING! Opris has worked at Whole Foods for just over a year.

Business 2.0: Healthy competitionupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 10:29:00

Trader Joe's pioneered the concept. Whole Foods took it upscale. Now Supervalu, the $20 billion discount grocery giant, is moving into the lucrative natural- and organic-foods niche, which is expec...

CNNMoney: A mighty wind for Whole Foods?updated: Tue Jan 10 2006 06:37:00

No. 1 natural foods grocery chain Whole Foods is expected to announce plans that will earn it the distinction of becoming the top corporate buyer of renewable wind energy credits in North America, according to a report published Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Whole Foods: High fiber, higher returnsupdated: Fri Nov 04 2005 09:10:00

Organic spelt flatbread at Whole Foods isn't cheap, and at about $150 a share, the natural food grocer's stock isn't either.

Business 2.0: The Whole Lifestyleupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

The high prices at Whole Foods have led some waggish customers to dub the supermarket Whole Paychecks. Now the organic and gourmet grocery chain really does want a bigger chunk of your biweekly nut...

Business 2.0: A Smashing Successupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

It's usually a lot more fun to watch Office Space than to live it. But not for the lucky cubicle dwellers whose employers are enlightened enough to rent out Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the...

Business 2.0: Showing Products in a Better Lightupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

This was one of those things you just had to see to believe. Jihad Rizkallah knew it would be tough to make his case for investing in more expensive lighting at the $11 billion Stop & Shop supermar...

Business 2.0: Managing Growth for a Thriving Businessupdated: Sun May 01 2005 00:01:00

Growing Through Acquisition

Business 2.0: Just One Word: Cornupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

If plastics was once the future, corn is now the future of plastics. NatureWorks, a subsidiary of agricultural giant Cargill, has pioneered a cheap way to turn the crop into a substance that's well...

CNNMoney: Bobos on the marchupdated: Fri Mar 04 2005 09:12:00

A few years ago, David Brooks accomplished an uncommon publishing feat: he wrote an insightful best-seller.

Business 2.0: A Super-Natural Investing Opportunityupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

Only a decade ago, it was hard to get a decent cup of coffee in most of America--and then the Starbucks juggernaut transformed the way we think about that once-humble drink. I'd submit that somethi...

Fortune: HALL OF FAMEupdated: Mon Jan 24 2005 00:01:00

These 22 companies have appeared on our list every year since its 1998 inception.

Business 2.0: Açai Berries Hit the Big Timeupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

Açai may be the world's healthiest food. A berry grown in the Amazon rainforest, it has as much calcium as milk, more antioxidants than blueberries, and a coffee-like kick. Not to mention that it h...

'Green' gifts top Christmas listsupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 15:25:00

Christmas Eve is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. As many last-minute shoppers scramble to the stores, some people are opting for a more "colorful" choice this holiday season. They're buying green gifts.

CNNMoney: Eat tofu, drink aloe, wear soy?updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 09:18:00

Whole Foods Market will soon give its die-hard shoppers of organic and gluten-free foods the chance to dress the part -- think T-shirts made of soy and pants tailored from hemp.

Business 2.0: Dare to Be Different Great companies can thrive in lousy industries by tapping their own insights--and saying updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

To anyone who has dabbled in the stock market, this bit of trivia comes as no surprise: Herb Kelleher's Southwest Airlines and Sam Walton's Wal-Mart rank first and second as America's best-performi...

CNNMoney: Stocks to watch Thursdayupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 17:04:00

Investors will look to several large earnings releases and three pieces of economic data with hope that Wednesday's late day rally will continue over into Thursday morning.

Fortune: No Preservatives No Unions Lots of Dough A Teva-wearing ex-hippie Texas libertarian has a recipe that's updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

The Whole Foods Market in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood is a Friday-night scene. Singles flirt over a table of organic tomatoes on the vine, balls of fresh mozzarella, and fragrant bunches of b...

FSB: John Mackey, CEO And Founder, Whole Foods Market, Austin He transformed the health-food business with his updated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Memorial Day 1981: eight months after the very first Whole Foods Market debuted, a massive Texas flood destroyed it, filling the store with eight feet of water and muck and overturning refrigerator...


It's 2040, and America's corporate titans have convened for a conference boondoggle to compare net worth and catch up on the latest gossip. A mellow Bill Gates presides over it all with the kindly ...

Money Magazine: A Natural Phenomenon Organic foods is a flourishing industry--for consumers and investors alike.updated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

If you think organic foods are just for bourgeois bohemians--Birkenstock-wearing, tofu-eating baby boomers--well, think again. The organic foods industry has mushroomed over the past decade into an...

Fortune: Health-Food Chains Spar for Baby-Boomersupdated: Mon Apr 03 2000 00:01:00

"Would you ladies like a sample of Fantasia Planet Green drink with blue-green algae?" My mom glanced queasily at the plastic cup of green sludge the saleswoman was proffering, and took a swig. "At...

Fortune: Why Employees Love These Companies It isn't complicated: We found that most of the raves workers give thupdated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

By now, most of us have been schooled to believe we'll spend the rest of our careers jumping from job to job, working ever harder to prove our mettle to cranky bosses, and getting promoted much les...


Too few thirtysomething guys worry enough about investing for retirement. But Harris Leviton, 33, frets aplenty. As manager of the Fidelity Retirement Growth Fund, he has responsibility for $3.2 bi...

Money Magazine: Spotting five stocks poised for a year-end bounce updated: Tue Nov 01 1994 00:01:00

It's a well-known stock market phenomenon, sometimes called the January effect: Depressed shares often rebound near the end of the year and continue advancing for the first week or two of January. ...

Fortune: SWEET STOCK PICKS FROM BEYOND WALL STREETupdated: Mon Oct 31 1994 00:01:00

Halloween is around the corner, and most investors are in the mood for treats, not tricks. No wonder. Making money from stocks this year has already been, well, tricky. Interest rates started climb...

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