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US: Blue Horizon secures Whole Foods listing

20 Apr 2009

Blue Horizon Organic Seafood Co. has extended its retail presence, with a deal to supply its wheat-free, gluten-free Seafood Bites to Whole Foods Market stores nationwide in the US.

US: Ahold units appoint CFO

14 Apr 2009

Stop & Shop and Giant Food, two of the US supermarket formats owned by Ahold, have appointed a new CFO and executive vice president of human resources.

US: Whole Foods to sell 13 stores in FTC deal

6 Mar 2009

Whole Foods Market, the US organics retailer, will sell 13 stores as part of an agreement with the country's regulators to settle their dispute over the company's 2007 takeover of rival Wild Oats Markets.

US: Whole Foods Q1 sales, profits down

19 Feb 2009

Shares in US organics retailer Whole Foods Market closed down yesterday (18 February) after the company booked falling profits and same-store sales for its first quarter.

US: Stores fined for selling out-of-date food

12 Feb 2009

An investigation conducted by authorities in Westchester County, New York, found 21 stores in the area were selling out-of-date food, including outlets operated by Whole Foods Market, A&P, Pathmark and Stop & Shop.

Sound bites – The year ahead for US food retailers

6 Feb 2009

Three top food analysts give just-food their predictions for the US food retail sector in 2009.

US: PCA defends hygiene record

5 Feb 2009

Peanut Corporation of America, the peanut processor at the centre of the salmonella scare that has swept the US, has defended its hygiene record.

US: FTC, Whole Foods extend settlement deadline

5 Feb 2009

Whole Foods Markets has reached an agreement with the US competition authority to extend the deadline for settlement talks, in the hope of resolving an antitrust case over the natural food retailer’s acquisition of Wild Oats Markets.

US: Whole Foods, FTC delay request granted

3 Feb 2009

A US judge has granted a joint request from Whole Foods Market and the US Federal Trade Commission to cancel hearings on the organic retailer’s US$565m acquisition of smaller rival Wild Oats Markets.

US: FTC, Whole Foods pause for talks

30 Jan 2009

US regulators have agreed to a request from Whole Foods Market to suspend their case against the organics retailer for five days to pursue settlement talks.

US: Kellogg recalls more peanut butter products

26 Jan 2009

Kellogg has once again recalled products that could be linked to the peanut butter salmonella scare sweeping the US.

US: Whole Foods caught up in peanut butter scare

26 Jan 2009

Whole Foods Market has become the latest US company to be caught up in the peanut butter salmonella outbreak with the recall of a line from stores in four states.

US: Appeals court "blocks Whole Foods delay request"

26 Jan 2009

An appeals court has reportedly turned down Whole Foods Market's application for a delay in an administrative trial that will decide whether to unravel its 2007 merger with fellow US organics retailer Wild Oats Markets.

Top stories on just-food this week

16 Jan 2009

As the downturn continues to hit consumer spending, so the race to provide value hots up across the food industry. This week, discount retailer Aldi looked to gain ground in the US with plans to further expand across the pond.

US: Whole Foods re-files FTC complaint

16 Jan 2009

US organics retailer Whole Foods Market has re-filed its complaint against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in order to reach a resolution over its ongoing row sooner.

US: Whole Foods seeks rivals help in FTC battle

14 Jan 2009

US natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market is seeking sensitive competitive information from rivals as part of its bid to defend its 2007 merger with smaller rival Wild Oats Markets.

US: FTC looks to halt Whole Foods’ Wild Oats integration

13 Jan 2009

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a request to halt the integration of Wild Oats into the activities of Whole Foods Market as part of the ongoing legal battle over the upmarket retailer’s 2007 acquisition of its smaller rival.

Top stories on just-food this week

9 Jan 2009

The UK's grocers ushered in 2009 with a bang this week – and the outlook for the new year looks very different for opposing retailers. Sainsbury's has enjoyed a buoyant few months and has promised thousands more jobs at the company. Marks and Spencer, meanwhile, faces job losses and store closures as its woes continue.

US: Whole Foods attracts more private equity investment

8 Jan 2009

Whole Foods Market has attracted more private equity investment after US fund Yucaipa Cos. disclosed that it has bought a stake in the US organics retailer.

Top stories on just-food this week

12 Dec 2008

This week was a disastrous one for the Irish pork sector, when food safety authorities ordered a full-scale recall of all products containing Irish pork.

US: Whole Foods files action against FTC

9 Dec 2008

Whole Foods Market has filed an action in the US District Court against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for alleged errors in determining if its acquisition of rival Wild Oats violated antitrust laws.

US: Private equity execs join Whole Foods board

3 Dec 2008

Two executives from Leonard Green & Partners have joined the board of directors at US retailer Whole Foods Market following the private equity firm's investment in the business.

US: Court refuses to revisit Whole Foods decision

24 Nov 2008

A US court has refused to revisit its ruling that a district court should have granted the Federal Trade Commission an injunction to block Whole Foods Market’s acquisition of smaller rival Wild Oats.

US: Kallari chocolate hits Whole Foods shelves

18 Nov 2008

Kallari chocolate bars hit US shelves at Whole Foods stores this month.

US: Private equity firm buys Whole Foods stake

6 Nov 2008

Private equity firm Green Equity Investors has acquired a 17% stake in Whole Foods Market for US$425m.

US food retailers ponder downsizing

26 Sep 2008

Wal-Mart is following the lead set by Tesco by testing a smaller, neighbourhood supermarket concept in the US, and the retail giant is not the only grocer to be moving in this direction. Ben Cooper reports.

Whole Foods seeks closure

19 Sep 2008

It is now over a year since Whole Foods Market 'completed' its acquisition of rival chain Wild Oats Markets, and it has been a long year, too. The retailer's commercial fortunes have ebbed, writes Ben Cooper, while the Federal Trade Commission has remained resolute in its attempt to block the Wild Oats deal.

US: FTC sets February date for Whole Foods hearing

10 Sep 2008

The US Federal Trade Commission will hold full administrative hearings into the merger between retailers Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Markets in February, the regulator has told just-food.

US: Stop & Shop and Whole Foods settle TM dispute

10 Sep 2008

Stop & Shop has said that it will drop its trademark lawsuit against Whole Foods Market after the natural and organic retailer agreed to end its “The Real Deal” promotional campaign.

US: Sheryl Crow creates reusable Whole Foods bag

5 Sep 2008

Singer Sheryl Crow and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to create a limited-edition reusable shopping bag, called “A Better Bag”.

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