Whole Foods Market Inc.

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    August 30, 2013

    Whole Foods Now Selling Vinyl at Select Stores

    Whole Foods stores on the West Coast are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers, making one wonder if this is the start of a national trend. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound. "Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes from t ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 8 to 10

    If you fly 30,000 oysters in from the Pacific coast, they will come. We imagine those were the sort of thoughts the folks at Schlafly had when planning their first stout and oyster festival. Help them make their shellfish dreams come true but checking out their event and more this weekend. Friday ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    10 Most Offensive, Ridiculous "Sad Desk Lunch" Photos

    The mission of Sad Desk Lunch is stated simply on its website: Sad Desk Lunch isn't about how great your lunch is. And it's not about how crappy your lunch is either. It's about the fact you eat your lunch at your desk during your lunch break where you could roam free ....Eating our sad tupperware ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Whole Foods Market Signs Lease for Central West End Store

    We learned last fall that the St. Louis area was almost certain to receive a third location of Whole Foods Market -- and the first within the city limits. Specifically, we learned that Mills Properties reportedly had a letter of intent from Whole Foods to open in the ground floor of a new building a ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Oct. 26-28

    Friday (Oct. 26): South Grand Creepy Crawl @ participating South Grand restaurants Enjoy drink specials and entertainment at a number of favorite South Grand watering holes. Start with select martini and beer specials set to a villainous theme at Absolutli Goosed, drop sake bombs at Sekisui in a s ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: April 27-29

    Friday (Apr. 27): Third Annual Green Ball @ Moonrise Hotel This annual event to reinforce sustainability initiatives features an open bar with local beer and wine, locally sourced cuisine, a green fashion contest and live entertainment. $60 per person. Tickets available at the door. 7 to 11 p.m. ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Readers' Thoughts on Whole Foods Rumors

    ​The mere rumor of a third Whole Foods Market for the St. Louis area, this one possibly located within the city limits -- rumors that weren't exactly quashed by Whole Foods' curiously phrased denial -- definitely sparked the interest of Gut Check readers and passers-by.The original post has 39 com ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: July 8-10

    City of Maplewood​ Friday (July 8): Let Them Eat Art @ Historic Downtown Maplewood Maplewood's tribute to Bastille Day features 50 venues including Schlafly Bottleworks, Acero, Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar full of artists, entertainers and musicians. Have your art and eat out, too! 6 to ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Today is Whole Foods' Community Support Day

    Image via​Each year, the Brentwood and Town & Country Whole Foods locations have a meeting to review applications and discuss which local organizations should be chosen as beneficiaries for the stores' quarterly Community Support Days. On these days, 5 percent of both stores' total proceeds ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Bryan Peters​Gut Check ate some great stuff this week. We tried the fried ribs at the now-defunct Bigg Daddy's, the Brown Bread Ice Cream at Tigin Irish Pub, Ronnie's Strawberry Sorbet at the Fire and Ice Cream Truck and lunched on the Aspen from Kayak's Coffee. What else did we do this week ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    A Rap Tribute to the Whole Foods Parking Lot

    ​If there is a center of evil in the St. Louis metro area, it is surely the parking lot of the Whole Foods Market in Brentwood. Enjoy sadomasochism but too shy to join a proper BDSM club? Visit the store on a weekend afternoon.Which is why Gut Check found this video "Whole Foods Parking Lot" by a ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Whole Foods Introduces Five-Step Agricultural Animal Welfare Rating

    Whole FoodsA recent addition to Whole Foods Market patrons' batterie de cuisine in the meat department. Click the pic to download the entire brochure. (Go ahead - the file's only 200K!)​For more than seven years, the Whole Foods Market chain has been working on a program that the company belie ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Rolf's Patisserie Recall Strikes Local Whole Foods Market Locations

    ​Monday's Morning Brew mentioned a recall of gingerbread houses made by Rolf's Patisserie of Linconwood, Illinois, and sold at Whole Foods Market because of possible S. aureus (or staph) contaminationIn fact, Whole Foods has issued a broader recall of Rolf's products sold in Missouri, Illinois and ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Child Nutrition Bill Blocked

    When the House voted on the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday, Republicans moved to amend. The Associated Press reports that the amendment to the $4.5 billion bill that would improve the nutritional quality school lunches and provide more free meals to needy kids was blocked by an amendment to require ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Former Employee of Brentwood Whole Foods Market Alleges Termination for Blowing Whistle on Bad Organic Practices [Updated]

    ​A former employee of Whole Foods Market in Brentwood claims that she was fired after alerting management of multiple instances in which the produce department had not followed the proper standards for handling organic produce, according to a lawsuit filed last week in St. Louis County Circuit Cou ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Organization Sues to Get Bluefin Tuna Endangered Species Protection

    The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In a press release the agency states that the species has been threatened by overfishing, with the oil spill endangering br ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc.

    This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc., maker of Match Meats. Part two, a Q&A with Holland, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe, follows on Friday. Robin Wheeler​"I was raised on a farm. We raised our cows with bottles, ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Whole Foods Announces Grass-Fed Beef Nationwide, but One Missouri Ranch Has Been Doing it For Years

    The cow head represents Doniphan, Missouri, locaton of Rain Crow Ranch, which supplies grass-fed beef to health food mega chain Whole Foods Market.​Whole Foods recently announced all of its more than 280 stores now have grass-fed beef for sale, but grass-fed evangelists who operate one Missouri ra ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    FoodWire: "Buycott" at Whole Foods Tonight

    ​Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed calling for the government to stay out of health care. In response, some supporters of President Obama's health-care plan called for a boycott of Whole Foods. Now, the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is showing its support for Ma ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.26

    In today's news: the food crisis, trouble for Whole Foods and Starbucks and the world's biggest cheesecake.

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    January 21, 2009

    Barley and Me

    Between Wine and Ale

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    January 13, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.13

    In today's news: the FTC vs. Whole Foods, country-of-origin labeling and a close call for some rare lizards.

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    November 23, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.24

    We've just upgraded our blogging software, so if anything looks wonky or doesn't work, please bear with me as I learn what I'm doing! An investigation into allergy warnings and the lack thereof on Whole Foods products. (Chicago Tribune) Unsurprisingly, the current economic downturn is bad news for ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Don't Just Survive, Thrive

    Satisfy everyone this holiday season

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    September 24, 2008
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    August 20, 2008

    Please, Please Cheese Me

    Fascinating fromage

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    August 12, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.12

    It's becoming the Whole Foods Digest around these parts. 1) Tighter standards for suppliers to Whole Foods after an e-coli outbreak is linked to the company. (New York Times) 2) The FTC announces that it will examine the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger. (Reuters) Elsewhere: Though the wine is marred ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8.6

    On Monday an article looked at Whole Foods' efforts to appeal to budget-conscious shoppers. Today, news that the grocery chain's profits are down 30% from last year. (Austin Business Journal) So you don't think Gut Check is picking on Whole Foods -- I'm there way too often for my wallet's liking, i ... More >>

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    July 23, 2008

    Butt? Of Course.

    Matriculating in pork

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    December 12, 2007
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    October 8, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10/8

    Here's someone we haven't discussed in a while: Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, a.k.a. "Rahodeb," the Wild Oats-hatin' Internet troll. Inspite of Rahodeb's exploits, it looks like the Whole Foods board still supports Mackey. (AP) Why have spicy foods have become so popul ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9/27

    The fact that the Morning Brew is late today has absolutely nothing to do with yesterday's release of the Best of St. Louis 2007 and any drinks that may have been consumed in celebration and/or relief thereof. Whole Foods has announced that the Wild Oats in Ladue will close ... More >>

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    August 22, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8/22

    More details on why a federal judge sided with Whole Foods Market rather than the FTC: Judge Paul Friedman didn't care much about Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's online alter ego rahodeb, and Friedman believed Whole Foods' argument that it wouldn't raise its prices after acquiring Wild Oats. (Reuters) ... More >>

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    August 20, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8/20

    New week. Same old stories. A wrap-up of last week's developments in the Whole Foods-Wild Oats saga: The FTC appeals judge's ruling; judge denies stay of the merger. (Houston Chronicle) The FDA decides not to close seven food-safety labs in light of all the recent p ... More >>

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    August 17, 2007
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    August 15, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8/15

    The FTC claims that Whole Foods plans to shut down 30 Wild Oats stores if a judge allows Whole Foods' proposed takeover of its rival to occur. (AP) Wait! Whole Foods says the FTC's claim is based on proprietary information not meant to be made public. Whole Foods also says it can't make any decisio ... More >>

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    August 15, 2007
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    July 26, 2007
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    July 12, 2007
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    June 8, 2007

    Small Plates: Friday, 6/8

    source: The Evil Empire? A quick follow-up to yesterday's Small Plates. Slate's Daniel Gross offers an argument in favor of Whole Foods Market's planned acquisition of rival Wild Oats. Here's the gist of his stance: In those few places where they overlap, if the Wild ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007

    Small Plates: Thursday, 6/7

    photo: Ian Froeb Nepali cuisine in the Grove This news predates the launch of Gut Check, but I was in the neighborhood last night and snapped this (yes, yes, crappy) photo. So, in case you didn't know: Everest, the Nepali restaurant currently located just west of the Loft District on Wash ... More >>

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    April 4, 2007
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    January 3, 2007

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    Organic Gummy Bears

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    1601 Brentwood Boulevard

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    August 30, 2006
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Cheese Counter

    Whole Foods Market

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    September 22, 2004

    Compost This

    The Natural Living Expo & Health Fair wants you to feel good

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    October 22, 2003

    Strike Three

    Managers park semis, regulars get crabby and allegations fly

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    September 24, 2003
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    October 17, 2001

    Side Dish

    The new Whole Foods Market is a treasure trove for foodies

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