Whole Foods is facing a crush of food shortages in stores that's leading to empty shelves, furious customers, and frustrated employees.
Many customers are blaming Amazon,
which bought Whole Foods in August for $13.7 billion. Analysts
have speculated that the shortages could be due to a
spike in shopper traffic in the wake of the acquisition.
But Whole Foods employees say the problems began before the
acquisition. They blame the shortages on a buying system called
order-to-shelf that Whole Foods implemented across its stores
early last year.. . . more