NEW YORK — In pioneering the natural and organic food movement in the United States, Whole Foods Market has probably done as much as any retailer to unite shoppers around the idea of a purpose-driven business. But in today’s uncertain economic environment, can consumers be expected to remain committed to notions of sustainability and purpose?
AUSTIN — Whole Foods Market co-founder and chief executive officer John Mackey announced Thursday that he will be retiring from his post, effective September 1, 2022. Jason Buechel, who currently serves as Whole Foods’ chief operating officer, will succeed Mackey as CEO. “Honestly, it’s very hard to retire from a company that I have helped to