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ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 12, 2014

Whole Foods is actually cheaper than some places. Forgery's not always a crime. Most Americans are single. These are some of the week’s top stories, all in one playlist. Just click play.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On What Planet Is Whole Foods the Cheaper Option?

Friday, September 05, 2014

An expensive planet, presumably. A new report from Bloomberg found that a basket of groceries at a Manhattan Whole Foods was cheaper than at least four other Manhattan grocery chains.

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WNYC News

New Vinyl Store Opens in Brooklyn, Also Sells Groceries

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On Tuesday, a new Whole Foods opened at a one-time Superfund site in Brooklyn. Lines formed early. The kale aisle was reportedly mobbed. And at least one Park Slope Food Coop member was spotted shame-facedly browsing the vintage vinyl aisle. We're keeping tabs on this breaking news event.

WNYC News

How Dirty is Your Local Grocery Chain?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Is your local supermarket a hotbed of rat poop and cockroach activity? Does the deli counter grow bacteria at will? Search this New York World interactive to find out the grossness of your grocery store. Are you surprised by the results? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Means and Measures

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer examines the political context of the President’s proposals to curb gun violence, and what kind of obstacles there might be in Washington. Plus: Paul Barrett, author of Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun, reports on his visit to a gun trade show and the economics of the gun industry. Then, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey discusses what the supermarket chain means to food and business; and Ina May Gaskin on her role in the midwifery movement.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Whole Foods CEO on Conscious Capitalism and Obamacare "Fascism"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, talks to Brian Lehrer about his book Conscious Capitalism and clarifies his comment that Obama health reform is "fascism."

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Features

Foraging for Food Trends in Brooklyn

Saturday, June 30, 2012

WNYC

A day of eating in Brooklyn with the Whole Foods foraging team.

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WNYC News

Arrival of Whole Foods Could Accelerate Change in Brooklyn Neighborhood

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Now that Whole Foods has received the needed approvals to build a 52,000-square-foot store on an isolated corner of Gowanus, Brooklyn, observers expect business and residential development in the surrounding area to speed up.

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Transportation Nation

Study: Off Hours Truck Deliveries Save Time, $$

Friday, July 02, 2010

(WNYC Newsroom). Trucks making deliveries after seven pm and before 6 am shaved an average of forty eight minutes on their routes. That's according to the results of a pilot program by the New York City Department of Transportation. City Transportation Comisssioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the off-hour delivers also resulted in fewer parking tickets, down from$1000 per truck to almost nothing. The four month pilot enlisted thirty-three companies around Manhattan, including Foot Locker, Whole Foods, and Cisco. Some businesses have expressed reluctance to schedule off-hour deliveries because it can cost more in overtime and make last-minute deliveries more difficult. And some have said it's not an option for perishables.

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