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Indoor farming stars in Whole Foods’ Top 10 Food Trends for 2022

- Retail
Today, Whole Foods Market global buyers and experts unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2022 in the retailer’s seventh-annual Trends predictions.

Whole Foods founder, CEO to retire; COO named successor

- Retail
Jason Buechel joined Whole Foods in 2013 as Global Vice President and Chief Information Officer and was promoted in 2015 to Executive Vice President before being named Chief Operating Officer in 2019.

Amazon adds cashier-less Just Walk Out technology to select Whole Foods stores

- Featured
Amazon's Just Walk Out technology is available in the retailer's Amazon Fresh physical stores. Customers are prompted at the store’s entry gates to choose if they want to use Just Walk Out shopping or the traditional checkout lanes.

A Plant-Based kick in the teeth

- Produce with Pamela
My inbox is overloaded with keyword news alerts. The amount of “plant based” news that has little to do with fruits and vegetables is astounding – and, frankly, kind of depressing sometimes.

GoodFarms strawberries first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods market

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that GoodFarms strawberries will debut as the first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods Market’s Sourced for Good program during May, which is also National Strawberry Month.

Whole Foods launches ‘Sourced for Good’ brand for sustainable products

- Retail
Today, Whole Foods Market launches Sourced for Good, an exclusive third-party-certification program to support responsible sourcing by providing tangible improvements in farmworkers’ lives, strengthening worker communities where products are sourced and promoting environmental stewardship where crops are grown.

UNFI extends distribution partnership with Whole Foods Market to September 2027

- Retail
United Natural Foods, Inc. announced today that it has extended its primary wholesale grocery distribution relationship with Whole Foods Market, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. by entering into an extension of the current distribution agreement.

Whole Foods Market Forecasts Top 10 Food Trends for 2021

- Retail
Ever tried fruit or veggie jerky? It's a top trend for 2021, according to Whole Foods Market.

Crowded grocery aisles are becoming a problem

- Featured
I’ve long been convinced the model of in-store picking for online grocery isn’t sustainable in the long run, and the service’s rapid expansion during the pandemic is exposing pain points.  

Whole Foods open first permanent dark store

- Retail
The new Industry City store opened September 1, though Amazon said in a blog post the planning for the new format began more than a year ago.