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Whole Foods to Further Reduce Plastics in Stores

Amazon-owned grocer to ban straws, offer smaller produce bags and new rotisserie chicken bags that use less plastic, and reduce an estimated 800,000 pounds of plastic per year.

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KeHe Adds New Strategic Capital Partner

KeHe Distributors adds international investment management firm TowerBrook Capital Partners as a new shareholder committed to infusing capital, helping the firm's strategic growth plans.

The Lempert Report: How not enough whole grains and fruit has a bigger effect than eating "bad" foods.

The Lempert Report: Groups are calling on the FDA to ban the additive perchlorate from food packaging.

The retailer said a focus on core natural food shoppers drove higher sales in quarter, despite trips declining.

As rivals combine to create a hybrid wholesaler, C&S must continue to innovate, Chief Commercial Officer Joe Cavaliere says in an exclusive WGB interview.

Amid increasing market volatility, the dairy co-op is bullish on the future.

The U.S. natural and organic industry continues to grow, hitting $219 billion in sales last year. Fast-growing products include CBD oils and plant-based dairy alternatives to grain-free foods, and more.

In the fourth part of a new European store tour series, WGB insider Anne-Marie Roerink highlights the Netherlands' Plus, a cooperative for 227 independent retailers with 260 locations.

After some supply fluctuations, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, mangoes and avocados are poised for a summer comeback.