Whole Foods Market was acquired by Amazon in 2017, but have maintained their focus to sell certified organic food only, and on a national scale. They offer an online store that allows customers to see weekly sales, browse products, and place delivery/pickup orders for their groceries.
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Whole Foods Market looks to continue to serve their customers. They have adjusted their hours to expand delivery times, to provide enhanced cleanliness and sanitation protocols, and to give at-risk populations time to shop if necessary. They look to remain an option as an essential business for people during the pandemic, and will provide delivery via no-contact service.
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Organic food retail
- Organic foodFoods produced without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers
- RetailNAICS industry sector 44-45 - establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise.
- FoodAny substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body; form of energy stored in chemical form
- CoronavirusCDC Coronavirus: Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. They can infect people and animals. Five different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness.
- Cluster: COVID-19A cluster of topics related to COVID-19. COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the WHO.