Did Katie Holmes Have a Secret Entrance to Whole Foods in Chelsea?

In the summer of 2012, shortly after she filed divorce papers to dissolve her marriage to Tom Cruise, the actress Katie Holmes moved into a Manhattan apartment complex called the Chelsea Mercantile. The prewar building has 354 units, a private garage, and, on the street level, a Whole Foods Market, where Holmes… » 3/27/15 10:59am Friday 10:59am

Whole Foods Over-Charged You for Lunch and Now They're Paying for It

Whole Foods finally got in trouble for over-pricing their products, though not exactly in the way you might think. » 6/25/14 1:40pm 6/25/14 1:40pm

Fancy Goat Cheese Apparently Produced With Prison Labor

Artisanal ain't just for underemployed Brooklynites anymore: The trend has so thoroughly infiltrated America that now, prison inmates are passing their time milking goats, helping produce cheese that'll ultimately be sold at Whole Foods. » 6/17/14 11:50am 6/17/14 11:50am

Wal-Mart Launching a Cheap Organic Food Line to Destroy Whole Foods

In an effort to cash in on our nation's current hunger for "organic" foods, Wal-Mart is launching an extensive new line of organic products. The Wild Oats line (itself a former Whole Foods brand) will retail for about 25% less than equivalent products at more established organic grocery stores. » 4/10/14 3:45pm 4/10/14 3:45pm

Apparently Whole Foods Has a TV Show Now, and It's Full of 'Artisanal'

I know that every time I go shopping at Whole Foods, I leave with a tear in my eye and the fervent wish that the fun didn't have to end. If only I could take all of the lumberjack hobbyists, armchair cheesemongers, and white couples who hate each other home with me and hang out with them in my living room! WELL GUESS… » 1/24/14 10:00am 1/24/14 10:00am

Whole Foods All About Spanish Foods, But Please Don't Speak in Spanish

There's no better place to try out "ethnic" dinners than Whole Foods. Where else can you pick up organic paella, a zesty quinoa salad, rumchata, approachable Argentinian wine and locally-sourced flan at the same store? I'm feeling spicy and Spanish tonight! Let's do this, Whole Foods! » 6/12/13 7:45pm 6/12/13 7:45pm

Katie Holmes Speaks Publicly for the First Time Since Filing for Divorce

Ever since she dropped the D-bomb on Tom Cruise last week, Katie Holmes has been popping up around New York City acting all smiley and casual. I guess that's what happens when one is giddy from freeing oneself from the overzealous grip of a couch-jumping megastar. Anyway, as much as we've seen her, we have not yet… » 7/04/12 8:45pm 7/04/12 8:45pm

Starbucks Marks the Opening of Its First Fancy Juice Bar With an…

We first learned about Starbucks's plan for World Juice Domination back in November when they purchased juice company Evolution Fresh. Now, lo these many months later, the first Evolution Fresh store has opened in Bellevue, Washington, and, well, it sort of looks like what you'd get if a Whole Foods and a Starbucks… » 3/19/12 9:00pm 3/19/12 9:00pm

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Thin People Shop At Whole Foods: The Age Of Weight Segregation

Albertson's shoppers in the Seattle area are 10 times more likely to be obese than Whole Foods customers, a stark reminder that the social groups most prone to obesity are often invisible to those with more money and power. » 5/24/10 6:30pm 5/24/10 6:30pm

Teen Girl Orders Black Shoppers Out Of Whole Foods

The precocious young 14-year-old "lady" allegedly used the intercom of a New Jersey Whole Foods to command all black shoppers to leave the store. Police think she may have been copying an earlier, similar incident at a nearby Wal-Mart. [UPI.com] » 4/13/10 1:30pm 4/13/10 1:30pm

Whole Foods' Employee BMI Discount Raises Legal Concerns

According to the Portland Mercury's Blogtown, Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is concerned about the legality of Whole Foods's new BMI-based discount program. Whole Foods, meanwhile, can't see why anyone would be mad. » 1/28/10 9:30am 1/28/10 9:30am

Weigh Less, Pay Less: Whole Foods Offers Discount Based On BMI

Several readers have alerted us to a new program whereby Whole Foods will offer steeper employee discounts to people with lower BMIs. Exactly how little they have to weigh to pay only $37 per organic oyster mushroom, after the jump. » 1/25/10 5:20pm 1/25/10 5:20pm

Food Fight: A Whole Foods Honcho And The Politics Of American Eating

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is a vegan who's against universal health care, and in some ways he's the embodiment of contemporary American food rhetoric: contradictory, self-righteous, and inflammatory. » 12/28/09 12:00pm 12/28/09 12:00pm

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