Preparing Your Store for Sale – Part Two

In September, we outlined the most important steps we believe you need to take to get your store ready for a successful sale. To...

Preparing Your Store For Sale – Part One

If you are like the majority of owners of U.S. independent natural organic products stores, you are the founder. You may have started your...

One Year on — Amazon Whole Foods

Next month, Amazon will reach its first anniversary owning Whole Foods Market. How’s it doing so far? As we expected, Amazon will not spend...
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Amazon Whole Foods – One Year On

A year ago this week, the retail world changed forever when Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey announced ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com was buying the...

2018 Retail Insights® Retail Universe for Premium Natural, Organic Food, Supplement & Personal Care...

What a tumultuous year in the food business! On April 10, 2017, activist investor Jana Partners announces an 8.8% stake in Whole Foods Market...

Native Sun’s Aaron Gottlieb On How He’s Adapting To Compete In 2018

At the recent SENPA/SOHO natural products trade show, we had the chance to sit with Aaron Gottlieb, founder and owner of Native Sun Natural...

Whole Foods Abandons the Field

Well, that didn’t take long. “Day One,” of the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods Market on Aug. 28, 2017, saw significant—and reportedly permanent—price cuts in...

Relax! Amazon Will Not Crater Your Business

Watching Wall Street hammer major food-retailing stocks immediately after Amazon’s June announcement to buy Whole Foods Market, I can understand why you — an...

Amazon-Whole Foods Markets Tie-Up: Can Love Conquer All?

Does Amazon care what it sells? Does Whole Foods Markets care what it sells? The opposing answers to these two questions—“No” and “Yes” respectively—are at the...

WholeFoods Magazine June 2017 Merchandising Insights

In January, we published the main findings from the 2017 – 39th Annual Retailer Survey by WholeFoods Magazine. Hundreds of independent natural products retailers...

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