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September 8, 2014
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Think you’re a cheese whiz? 90 Whole Foods Market cheesemongers proved they’re the best of the best by slicing their way through the rigorous third-annual American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional™ (CCP) Exam and passing.
May 19, 2014
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Greenpeace ranked us #1 again in their annual ranking of seafood sustainability at US supermarkets! It’s an honor to be recognized by Greenpeace for our seafood industry leadership. We work hard to set the bar high for responsible aquaculture and fishery practices and are committed to supporting the supplier partners who are on the water helping to maintain abundant fish populations and ecosystems for future generations.
April 23, 2014
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Last night, we revealed the winners of our coveted annual Supplier Awards, our company’s highest honors for producer partners that embody our mission and core values. Out of thousands of Whole Foods Market suppliers nationwide, fewer than 50 have received one of these distinguished awards.

Two all-star producers earned our top “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding all-around performance:

March 7, 2014
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It’s been a year since Whole Foods Market pledged to label products in our stores by 2018 so our customers can tell whether they contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms). In the last 12 months, we’ve made a lot of progress towards our goal of total GMO transparency and I’m excited to share that with you here.
November 11, 2013
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No Artificial Trans Fats Since 2003Want to avoid artificial trans fats? Shopping with us makes it easy because Whole Foods Market removed these unhealthy fats from all the food products we sell back in 2003.

November 1, 2013
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Will Vote For Food. We Say Yes on I-522.Joe Rogoff is the Pacific Northwest regional president, overseeing stores in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, a distribution center, and Select Seafood, a seafood facility.

October 15, 2013
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365 Everyday Value logoWe’re always excited about opening a new store, but the store opening in Port Chester, New York on October 22nd is extra special. Why? Because it’s our 365th store!

September 23, 2013
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Whole Foods Market® supports your right to know what’s in your food. We are diligently working with over 100,000 supplier partners to bring you full transparency in labeling GMO products in our stores by 2018. We have many non-GMO options in our stores now and will continue to add more. Here’s how to shop if you’re choosing to avoid GMOs. 

September 20, 2013
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Whole Foods Market® is committed to full transparency when it comes to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). By 2018 every product in our U.S. and Canadian stores will be labeled to indicate whether they include GMOs. In this video, Whole Foods Market team members, including Co-CEO Walter Robb and President A.C. Gallo, discuss the specifics of our GMO labeling initiative, as well as outline strategies that shoppers can use right now in our stores if they want to avoid purchasing products that contain GMOs.

August 24, 2013
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If you’ve been following the news closely over the last few weeks, you have probably heard about an interesting development in the beef industry.

August 23, 2013
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Joe Rogoff is the Pacific Northwest regional president, overseeing stores in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, a distribution center, and Select Fish, a seafood facility.

June 18, 2013
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When Whole Foods Market announced in March that by 2018, all products in our U.S. and Canadian stores must be labeled to indicate whether they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), we said we would provide updates of progress and milestones reached along the way. We have made a start and want to share progress with you.

Two methods of non-GMO verification

June 14, 2013
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Walter Robb,co-CEO, shares our Revised Team Member Language Guidelines on behalf of the Whole Foods Market Leadership Network.

I'd like to begin this post with two statements regarding the recent incident involving two of our team members in one of our Albuquerque, New Mexico stores.

First, we sincerely apologize that a section of our handbook regarding team member interactions in the workplace was not clearly written, and for any misunderstandings or offense it has created. Its intention was to foster inclusion, not exclusion.

June 1, 2013
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The environmental group Greenpeace ranked Whole Foods Market #1 on their 2013 Seafood Sustainability Scorecard. Here’s why.
May 10, 2013
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We recently recognized the winners of our 2013 Supplier Awards at a special awards ceremony, spotlighting natural and organic non-perishable suppliers who best exemplify our mission and core values.

Our buyers and experts selected this year’s recipients out of the thousands of suppliers they work beside every day to bring products to market. Frontier Natural Products Co-op, a top supplier of organic herbs and spices, earned our highest honor of Supplier of the Year.

March 29, 2013
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KailuaWith over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this final post in this eight-store series. Read through them all, maybe your store was featured!

March 28, 2013
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This past Tuesday, Dr. Oz reopened the debate on genetically modified foods. His show about GMOs last October sparked a firestorm after he expressed his firm position on mandatory labeling for GMO foods.

March 28, 2013
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With more than 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this series. Maybe your store will be featured next!

March 27, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your local store will be featured next!

Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Belinda A.!

March 26, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your store will be featured next!

Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Ken!

March 25, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your local store will be featured next!

Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Cimbria!

March 22, 2013
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Mill PlainWith over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your store will be featured next!

March 21, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your local store will be featured next! (Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Courtney F.!)

March 20, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this series. Maybe your local store will be featured next! (Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Stephen!)

March 8, 2013
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Whole Foods Market commits to full GMO transparency by giving supplier partners five years to source non-GMO ingredients or to clearly label products with ingredients containing GMOs.

Today, we stood up for the consumer’s right to know by announcing that all products in our US and Canadian stores containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be clearly labeled within five years. We heard our customers loud and clear asking us for GMO labeling and we are responding where we have control: in our own stores.

January 17, 2013
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In an interview with NPR on Wednesday, Whole Foods Market co-CEO John Mackey discussed his new book, Conscious Capitalism, along with other topics such as health care.

July 15, 2012
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As the receptionist at the Whole Foods Market® Global Support offices, I’m here to help set the record straight on recurring questions that I receive daily from interested investors, customers and potential new Team Members. Here are a few I’ve answered recently:

May 20, 2012
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As the receptionist at the Whole Foods Market® Global Support offices, I’m here to help set the record straight on questions that I receive daily from interested investors, customers and potential Team Members.

March 16, 2012
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As the receptionist at the Whole Foods Market Global Support offices, I’m here to help set the record straight on recurring questions that I receive daily from interested investors, customers and potential new Team Members.

February 23, 2012
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As the receptionist at the Whole Foods Market Global Support offices, I’m here to help set the record straight on recurring questions that I receive daily from interested investors, customers and potential new Team Members. Here are a few I’ve answered recently:

Q: “I’m so excited there is a Whole Foods Market headed to my area, how do I find out when they will be opening? Also, how do I apply for a job at the new store?”

October 23, 2011
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Nikki, receptionist for Whole Foods Market’s global support office, answers questions all day long! She’s collected a few answers to share with you.