John Mackey wanted to fight off the activist investors attacking Whole Foods. He found a savior in Amazon, a company blamed for laying waste to retailers.
NYS Entity Status
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OCTOBER 11, 2013
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DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - FRIENDS OF JOHN MACKEY, INC.
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