By John Mackey, May 21, 2008
I can’t tell you how good it feels to be able to write in my blog again. Even though I wanted to respond openly and truthfully when confronted by the various accusations of wrongdoing last year, our attorneys and Board of Directors both thought it best for me to hold off while they conducted their Special Investigation and the SEC handled its inquiry. Those matters now are completed with the board affirming their complete support for me and the SEC recommending that no enforcement action be made against Whole Foods Market or me.
By John Mackey, July 17, 2007
A Special Committee of our Board of Directors' is conducting an independent internal investigation into online financial message board postings related to Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Markets. In light of this, it is in the best interest of the company to temporarily hold off on posting on my Company blog. The ability to post comments to this blog will be disabled during this time as well. I look forward to resuming our conversations and plan on being in touch with you again soon.
By John Mackey, June 27, 2007
First I want to express my appreciation to everyone who sent positive and supportive comments on my blog posting. I really appreciate your kind thoughts and your good will. I won't respond to your comments below because there is nothing more that I can really add to what I just said. However, I want you to know that I really appreciate your support even if I don't respond directly to your comment. Thank you very much.
By John Mackey, June 19, 2007
By John Mackey, June 14, 2007
Many of you have probably heard about the FTC challenging our proposed merger with Wild Oats. Here's a link to some detailed information that we presented to the FTC summarizing our case. Watch for a more extensive blog post from me next week.