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
- Dissolution by Proclamation / Annulment of Authority (Jun 26, 2002)
NYS Filing Date
MAY 04, 1998
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FOREIGN BUSINESS CORPORATION
1998 - MACKEY INSURANCE AGENCY
1998 - MACKEY AND MACKEY INSURANCE, INC.
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- Whole Foods' key sales dip shows Amazon buying a fixer-upper
Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
Whole Foods' key sales dip shows Amazon buying a fixer-upperThe companies have not said what might change for customers, but the announcement rattled the supermarket industry, given the past track records for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.During a town hall with Whole Foods employees last month, Mackey gave some general clues about how he believed the deal might revitalize the grocery chain he co-founded in 1978.Though sales at established locations fell again in the most recent quarter, Whole Foods noted that the drop wasn't as steep as in the previous quarter.Whole Foods said it would not be updating its financial outlook for the year or holding a conference call to discuss its results, given the pending merger.