Skip to comments.Whole Foods CEO Steps Down from Position
Posted on 12/27/2009 3:22:53 PM PST by FromLori
The CEO for Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is relinquishing his chairman title. John Mackey is not only the CEO but also the co-founder of this company. He also held the title of chairman since 1978.
After much petitioning by some of the shareholders, Mackey decided to voluntarily give up the title of "chairman" in an effort to keep peace and to appease the activist group. Taking his place will be John Elstrott, the current lead director. When Elstrott takes over as chairman, his previous position will be discontinued. Mackey will continue to be the company's CEO.
One reason for the group's disapproval of Mackey holding both positions is due to his editorial opposing Obama's proposed health care reform. Shareholders expressed belief that this decision inevitably damaged the company's reputation. The activist group believes Mackey misused the company in an effort to advance his personal political views.
Well guess what....no more shopping at Whole Foods for us! Don’t shop at commie whore stores.
Related story the liberals whined until this guy got asked to step down
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Yes and do you know more people were going to shop there because of his stance well now kiss us goodbye!
I called their headquarters and left a message.
Said I was disgusted that they would be bowing to union agitators. Said I was sorry that free speech was dead in America.
Well, isn't that sweet. I bought one of my kids a Whole Foods gift certificate for Christmas. I guess I won't be doing that again!
That is a great idea I am going to do the same thing.
And what are these 'noble', good for nothing, activists doing?!
It's his freaking company you dumb*sses! Of course, what would a bunch of life long, sorry *ss activists know about running a business or how it began?!
Whole Foods wants to appease some communist scumbags?
Nah, that’s not a place I will take my business to anymore.
Buh-bye, Whole Foods.
God forbid that he out himself as a libertarian. The nerve of that guy!
“steps down as chairman” is really a nothing news story. He is still the CEO.
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
550 Bowie Street
Austin, TX 78703-4644
I wonder what their reaction would have been if he wrote an editorial coming out in favor of Obama’s health care “reform”.
This is nothing new. When Unions come to a little power; they do this.
When I saw this information a few days ago their voicemail was taking messages.
Most likely if you call during their business hours you might get someone to speak with you.
I called once before when they were being assailed for carrying products from Israel.
Obama’s tax increases are going to hit the customers of Whole Foods really hard; and a lot of them will be forced to shop somewhere else.
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