Whole Foods Market Inc.

Amazon deal a game changer

Amazon deal a game changer

The fallout from Amazon.com Inc.’s agreement to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. is just beginning. But the implications are already clear: This transaction, if completed, will shake up the mass retailing community as nothing has done in years, if not decades. Parallels do not come readily to mind. Walgreen Co.’s merger with Alliance Boots GmbH

Mackey takes reins

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market Inc. announced on November 2 that cofounder John Mackey will take the helm as sole chief executive officer, ending a six-year experiment with a dual-CEO structure. The announcement came as Whole Foods reported its first annual decline in comparable-store sales since 2009. As part of the streamlining, Walter Robb

Whole Foods warned by FDA

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market Inc. co-chief executive officers John Mackey and Walter Robb received a letter from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month that no food industry executive wants to receive — one warning the co-chiefs of “serious violations” that came to light in February after FDA officials inspected one of