Whole Foods Wanted to Be More Than a Supermarket, and Therein Lies the Problem
Co-founder John Mackey tries conventional grocery-store tactics; shedding the ‘Whole Paycheck’ image
The Wall Street Journal article about the Natural and Organic Supermarket behemoth, Whole Foods who bought my Bread of Life Natural Foods Markets back in 1997, includes a quote from me.
I was amazed to see my name in the Wall Street Journal since back in my day it we all wanted to be “On the Cover of the Rolling Stone.” But that was then and now is now. I am so honored to have been included in this wonderful article.
I am quoted in the third paragraph after the picture of the first Whole Foods hippie store.
Here is a snippet of the article:
Mr. Mackey allowed his company’s 11 different regions to act nearly independently, fueling local creativity.
“He said, ‘We can’t figure out Florida. You will run Florida for us and show us how to do it,’” recalls Richie Gerber, who sold his Bread of Life Natural Foods Markets chain to Whole Foods in 1997.
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