Its nickname is “Whole Paycheck” — but Whole Foods’ high prices were generally thought to be part of its luxury mystique, not wrongdoing or mislabeling.But now that New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is investigating the grocery chain for “systemic overcharging for pre-packaged foods,” that may change.
They will almost always give you that item for free. The other day I was baking something that required a tablespoon of cinnamon. When the cashier tried to weigh the tablespoon, it didn't even register on the scale. Plenty of regions offer an entree (chicken, salmon, tofu) and two sides (like a black bean/quinoa salad or a vegetable) for between -11.
Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics, has strong anti-union views, and co-wrote the best-selling book Conscious Capitalism, which was released in 2013.
He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food.
Mackey was born on August 15, 1953 in Houston, Texas, to Bill and Margaret Mackey. John Mackey's father Bill Mackey was a professor of accounting, CEO of Life Mark, a health-care company, and investor of Whole Foods Market, before he died in 2004.
In the abstract to the book: Conscious Capitalism, Mackey thanks his father for teaching him valuable life lessons.