Skip to comments.The 3 Dumbest Things About Whole Foods Market
Posted on 08/19/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT by EveningStar
I have a love-hate relationship with Whole Foods Market. On the one hand, I love their fresh produce, their baked goods, and many other food choices there. On the other hand, they have embraced anti-science positions in the interest of keeping everything "natural."
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They are good but expensive.
Their deli sandwiches just went up from 7.99 to ten bucks.
You find many of the same products at Vons for dollars less.
There is increasing customer demand for non-GMO options. Whole Foods generally has to rely on niche customers to sustain its pricing model. Offering non-GMO options is a logical play to that base of customers.
The author does not like the fact that they stock homeopathic remedies as well. This fellow does not appear to be a great fan of free choice in general.
I don’t like the nasty look I get when I ask for a paper bag. (apparently I just killed a tree).
I don’t like that they give 5% of their profits “back to the community”. They owe the “community” nothing and that 5% has been added to the price of their goods which costs me.
I don’t like the sea of “Obama” stickers in their parking lot.
I don’t like that 90% of their employees are covered with tattoos and ear gauges.
I don’t go anymore.
Whole Foods.....also know as Whole Pay Check because of their pricing. I get just as good, or better, quality from the gardens I work so hard in every year.
And all it costs me is my time and labor.....
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarter's Expenses?
They are like politicians who cater to people’s ignorance.
“The author does not like the fact that they stock homeopathic remedies as well.”
Most health additives are a scam. Homeopathic remedies are the ultimate scam.
Oh yeah, their background music slays me: rock from the 60s and 70s. lol
Kinda like complaining that you go Bass Pro Shops for the fishing equipment but you're against guns being sold there.
I gradually stopped shopping there. Some interesting things, some weird things.
But the prices are way too high, the aisles too cramped and the customer base way too earthy-crunchy. I have a suspicion that many of them find deodorant harms the environment.
And I went in there on more than one occasion in coat and tie and got the Donald Sutherland “not one of us” stare from many of the hippie libs.
Just like the Walmart haters. Just don't shop there.
But, now that we are in an era of crony capitalism where people use government to shut down any business they don't like, every business has to be on guard and pay the vig, er, the "donations."
He doesn’t like X,Y, or Z so he’s opposed to free choice??? I didn’t see him propose a law banning X, Y, or Z. I suspect that there are many things you do not like (Obama for one), this does not mean you oppose free choice.
Whole Foods is a master of marketing. They’re displays are hard to resist, and they can charge high prices to the gullible.
You should see the crowd at the Cambridge Massachusetts Whole Foods.
A friend shops there and I have been as well.
Its comedy gold.
Think “enviro kids” cereal. Or was it “eco kids”.
I like to pop in and ask where the malt liquor and slim jims are.
I agree with all of that....ALL true!
I only go there because my wife likes to buy a few (fortunately ONLY a few considering the prices in that store) items there.
Another myth worth exploding: I have yet to see any study at all which proves that organic food is healthier than non-organic food. It seems to me slapping an organic sticker on some item in the store is just an excuse to charge higher prices. So far I think the whole thing is a scam.
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