Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

We recently posed this question to the community and received a multitude of replies from all directions. The general gist was that Whole Foods Market (WFM) has better quality food and that Trader Joe’s (TJ) has better prices. These are, … Continue reading

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Is Target the New Whole Foods Market?

Is Target the New Whole Foods Market?

Two interesting pieces of news from Target Superstores this week: 1. A new organic and natural line of store brand food items is being introduced this month. The Simply Balanced line will include organic and “all natural” foods. About 250 … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Whole Foods Market to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

Last weekend, at the Natural Food Expo in Anaheim, California, the CEO of Whole Foods Market announced a new initiative. By 2018, all products sold at Whole Foods Market will need to be identified as GMO or Not. GMO stands … Continue reading

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Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Something has been “softly” incongruous about Whole Foods since the opening of their first store a thousand years ago: … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Whole Foods CEO: “We Sell Junk”

Whole Foods CEO: “We Sell Junk”

Image via Wikipedia An interesting interview with the founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, on the Wall Street Journal earlier this week: “We sell all kinds of candy. We sell a bunch of junk. Healthy, bulk foods … Continue reading

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Your Food – How do you KNOW if it’s NON GMO? [New Whole Foods Market Program]

Your Food – How do you KNOW if it’s NON GMO? [New Whole Foods Market Program]

Always at the forefront, Whole Foods Market is introducing a new label designed to inform consumers that a product has not been made from genetically modified ingredients. The label above will be plastered on Whole Food’s “365″ home brand products … Continue reading

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Food Labeled as Humane Growing in Popularity

Food Labeled as Humane Growing in Popularity

One of the hottest trends right now in food marketing is informing consumers that the animal product they are purchasing was derived from an animal that was humanely raised and treated.This includes, dairy, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, and other meats. … Continue reading

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KidFresh Concept Failing?

KidFresh Concept Failing?

Earlier this week, KidFresh shut down its New York store. Not many people are familiar with this tiny company that has been trying to revolutionize kid cuisine for the last few years. KidFresh launched in 2007 with the vision to … Continue reading

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