Shocking stories from Whole Foods include more than just the price of the items they sell. The health food grocery giant is a major player in the industry, appearing in numerous locations across the United States as well as the occasional “things white people like” meme. Whole Foods is a favorite food shopping place for many and was a big catalyst in making organic, health-focused food a new way of life for plenty of consumers. Even Walmart has taken a cue from their model.
But Whole Foods behind the scenes is a bit different from the fresh cut flowers and colorful salad bar that greet customers inside. Led by CEO John Mackey, the company has a reputation for using questionable methods to get ahead and stay ahead in business. Stories from Whole Foods employees make the company’s views on labor seem a little unsettling as well.
Grocery stores have changed a lot through the years, and the health food retail industry has become a lot more saturated. While Whole Foods does deserve credit for boosting the trend, these dark Whole Foods tales might make you think twice about where you purchase your kale.