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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods CEO Mackey retiring in 2022

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market cofounder and chief executive officer John Mackey said he will retire effective September 1, 2022. Jason Buechel, who currently serves as Whole Foods’ chief operating officer, will succeed Mackey as CEO. “September marked Whole Foods Market’s 43rd anniversary (including two years at Safer Way — the precursor to Whole

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey to retire in 2022

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey to retire in 2022

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

Amazon aims to boost sales by making returns easier

Amazon aims to boost sales by making returns easier

SEATTLE — Amazon is giving shoppers more options for returning holiday purchases this year, including at physical stores, the company said Thursday. Most items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, the company said. Amazon is also allowing customers to return products  — without boxes or labels — at

Amazon Go Grocery store opens in Seattle

Amazon Go Grocery store opens in Seattle

SEATTLE — Amazon upsized its Amazon Go checkout-free store concept on Tuesday with the opening of its first Amazon Go Grocery store, which measures 10,400 square feet and carries about 5,000 products, including perishables like fresh meat and produce, and household items like paper towels. The new store is more than four times the size

Amazon posts strong Q4 sales gains

Amazon posts strong Q4 sales gains

SEATTLE — Amazon shares rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported fourth quarter results that topped analysts’ expectations. The company reported earnings per share of $6.47 for the quarter, easily beating forecasts of $4.04 per share. Net sales increased 21% to $87.4 billion in the fourth quarter. Net income grew to $3.3 billion

Amazon extends its horizons

Amazon extends its horizons

Amazon, synonymous with innovation in retailing and technology, consistently tests boundaries as a result of its self-described customer obsession and commitment to long-term thinking. The company’s catalytic role in e-commerce is a given, but in recent years it has also extended its reach in the realm of brick-and-mortar retailing. Through the acquisition of Whole Foods

Amazon launches curbside pickup at Whole Foods stores

Amazon launches curbside pickup at Whole Foods stores

AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE — Amazon and Whole Foods Market have announced the roll out of grocery pickup beginning in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with more cities to come throughout 2018. Prime members can now shop Whole Foods Market’s selection of fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples and pick

Amazon expanding delivery via Whole Foods

Amazon expanding delivery via Whole Foods

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. and its Whole Foods Market chain said Tuesday that they are expanding the delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market stores through Amazon’s Prime Now service in the greater Miami and New York metropolitan areas. Prime members in those cities can shop through online, or by using the Prime