Gotham Greens and Ultraurban Farming Leads Whole Foods 2022 Trend Report

October 19, 2021 Gotham Greens

Whole Foods Market announced Ultraurban Farming, led by Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor agriculture operating high-tech greenhouses across the United States, as the #1 trend in its 7th annual Top 10 Food Trends for 2022. Gotham Greens is featured both in the trend report, as well as the first-ever Whole Foods Discovery Box, a curated assortment of 10 products reflective of the top food trends available for purchase directly by consumers.

Greenleaf Foods Inks Deal with Whole Foods Market to Become Exclusive Plant-Based Chicken Provider for All North American Prepared Foods Departments

October 7, 2021 Greenleaf Foods, SPC

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of Lightlife® and Field Roast™, is now the exclusive un-breaded, plant-based chicken provider for all Whole Foods Market prepared foods departments across North America.

Co-Founder and CEO John Mackey Announces Retirement

October 1, 2021 Whole Foods Market

Mackey will serve as CEO until September 2022. Chief Operating Officer Jason Buechel to become Whole Foods Market’s next CEO.

Amazon Brings its Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods stores

September 9, 2021 Annie Palmer, CNBC

Amazon is bringing its automated checkout technology to a pair of Whole Foods stores, the company announced Wednesday, marking the latest test of the grab-and-go system in a full-size supermarket.

It’s Finally Clear Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

July 5, 2021 SETH STEVENSON, Slate

In 2017, Amazon entered the grocery business by tossing Whole Foods in its shopping cart. Amazon spent more than $13 billion to buy this 40-year-old supermarket chain known for its organic merchandise and, at times, its sky-high prices. In the grocery world, the purchase was a cataclysmic event.