Amazon-owned Whole Foods is quietly tracking its employees with a heat map tool that ranks which stores are most at risk of unionizing

Whole Foods is keeping an eye on stores at risk of unionizing through an interactive heat map, according to five people with knowledge of the matter and internal documents viewed by Business Insider. The heat map is powered by an elaborate scoring system, which assigns a rating to each of [...]

2020-04-20T17:04:27+00:00April 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Jeff Bezos abruptly cuts health benefits for nearly 2,000 part-time Whole Foods workers

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday cut benefits for part-time workers at his grocery chain Whole Foods, drawing criticism from the left for a move that could leave thousands of people without health insurance. "Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world," Boston-based activist Jonathan Cohn said on Twitter. "This [...]

2019-09-16T21:27:22+00:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In-store concepts feeding customers’ needs

As food retailers gain more experience providing prepared-foods solutions for their customers, they are carefully selecting restaurant partners or developing concepts themselves that meet the needs of their shoppers. Some operators that had previously relied primarily on in-house foodservice have begun bringing in more restaurant concepts from outside, especially local [...]

2019-05-13T23:10:24+00:00May 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Amazon’s Whole Foods price cuts aim to build a ‘Costco-like’ relationship with Prime members

New lower prices at Whole Foods Market may not dispel the natural grocery chain’s “whole paycheck” reputation, but it could build stronger relationships with owner Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime members, much like Costco Wholesale Corp. has with its loyal repeat customers. On Wednesday, Whole Foods lowered prices on hundreds of items [...]

2019-04-08T16:29:41+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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