Monday, March 12, 2018

Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey juggles apples as as he's photographed in one of his stores on New York's Upper West Side.Tensions between Whole Foods Market and some of the most important brands it sells in its stores will come to a head on March 19, when they will congregate for a recently announced summit.

The grocer notified certain vendors about the meeting by email last Saturday. It is set to reassure the brands of relations after Whole Foods' sale to Amazon. It comes after a rocky few months for the grocer, which has been trying to shift from a local orientation to a national one, without sacrificing the selection and relations that set it apart from larger peers like Kroger and Albertsons.. . . more

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