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UNFI extends distribution partnership with Whole Foods Market to 2032

- Retail
United Natural Foods, Inc. announced today that it has extended its wholesale grocery distribution partnership with Whole Foods Market, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc., by entering into an eight-year extension agreement with the company to serve as their primary distributor.

Whole Foods Market to open smaller format stores

- Retail
Whole Foods Market announced today that it is introducing a new, quick-shop store format designed to provide customers in urban neighborhoods a quick, convenient shopping experience with easier access to the fresh, high-quality offerings they expect from Whole Foods Market.

Whole Foods institutes pollinator policy for produce and floral

- Featured
The company has long championed pollinator health through its commitment to organic agriculture, which prohibits toxic persistent pesticides.

Whole Foods Market reveals its Top 10 food trends for 2024

- Retail
Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2024 in the retailer’s ninth-annual Trends predictions report.

Retailer to purchase Braga Fresh regenerative trial crop

- General News
Braga Fresh, home of Josie’s Organics, gained its first retail pre-order to support the company’s commitment to harvest and take to market crops grown using regenerative practices; a major step in trialing a low-soil tillage concept designed to increase the carbon content in soil.

Whole Foods report details efforts in conscious sourcing, food waste, sustainability

- Retail
Whole Foods' Impact Report provides a 360-degree view of the company’s strategic approach to combatting food waste, reducing its carbon footprint, consciously sourcing products, and supporting Team Members’ growth and wellbeing.

Whole Foods co-founder launches health and wellness concept

- Produce with Pamela
Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey has a new vision. This time it’s healthcare. Mackey’s new Love.Life is “an integrated health and wellness company” that offers concierge physicians who are focusing on wellness through diet and lifestyle.

Whole Foods Market honors Ciruli Brothers with supplier All-Star award

- General News
On June 14th, Whole Foods Market announced the beneficiaries of the All-Star Supplier Awards, honoring Ciruli Brothers among fifteen supplier brands that are aligned with the retailer’s core values and “raise the industry bar for quality, innovation, value, and social responsibility,” according to the release.

Edible Garden’s gourmet sauces to be sold in Whole Foods

- General News
Edible Garden AG Incorporated, a leader in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), locally grown, organic and sustainable produce and products, today announced at the Natural Products EXPO WEST 2023 that Whole Foods Market locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast will carry Edible Garden’s new line of Pulp sustainable gourmet sauces and chili-based products beginning in the summer of 2023.

The stumbling of Amazon Fresh

- Analysis
As some readers may remember, I am not a big fan of Amazon Fresh — at least not as a retail vendor. I have never been able to see it as a going concern.