Whole foods May Never Be Whole Again
Whole foods started off as an artisan grocer, holding unique and often times local items you couldn’t find anywhere else. Well, that may not be the case anymore. Amazon is looking to quickly dominate the retail grocery space with their efficient delivery business model and low price strategy. While this may be a draw for some consumers looking to not have their “whole paycheck” consumed by Whole Foods groceries, it does pose a concern for the hippy cultural roots that the Whole Foods brand and reputation is known for.
Having worked in the thick of the corporate world, we understand the draw for Amazon to pivot with market demands and keep themselves on top of the competitive landscape; however, what made Whole Foods so great was the fact that they were so unique, in every sense of the word. They turned regular grocery shopping into a treasure hunt for their consumers, with new and exciting products coming in each month.
We will miss you Whole Foods… that said, we will enjoy stopping by to check out the new low prices. You’re not Walmart yet! Stay stylish!
Check out the full Insider Article here.
Harvey, Irma, and Trump
It might be bad luck, the will of a higher power, or it might be a bit of CLIMATE CHANGE… we’re not too sure, but either way climate change should really be a focus moving forward.
Hurricane Harvey may be gone, but the aftermath is just beginning. With Texas residents without homes, jobs, belongings, and their sentimental trinkets, it’s important to remember that all we have is each other. With that said, the U.S. may have another problem on its hands since the rise of Hurricane Irma. This new category 5 storm is set to hit Florida but is currently on its way to the Caribbean. Hopefully this storm loses strength and dissipates on its way to the Caribbean Islands – we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!
The destruction of tropical storms is never a great thing to write about; however, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma might just be the thing that saves Trump’s presidency. The U.S.-Mexico Wall no longer needs to be a focus for Trump, so hopefully he uses these storms to drop his ridiculous immigration rhetoric and begins to focus his efforts on supporting those impacted by these terrible storms.
Only time will tell!
Another Storm Begins
A Paramedic who has been helping Hurricane Harvey victims may be deported as a result of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program coming to an end. This program protected illegal immigrant children and youth from being deported despite the fact that they were brought in illegally. Today, Jeff Sessions announced the end to this “unconstitutional exercise of authority”. For Jesus Contreras, his new storm is just beginning.
CNN had this to say about DACA:
Check out the full CBC Article here.
Finally, Something We Can Agree On!
We don’t normally see eye-to-eye with the not-so-popular dictator, Vladimir Putin, but in this specific case, we agree that further sanctions on North Korea is a complete waste of time. It’s time for some decisive action on behalf of the major super powers of the world. Putin said it clearly when he described North Korea’s relationship with their nuclear weapons,
“They’d rather eat grass than abandon their [nuclear weapons] programme unless they feel secure. And what can establish security? The restoration of international law. We should promote dialogue among all interested parties.”
Citing a “humanitarian aspect”, Mr Putin said millions of people would suffer under tougher measures, adding: “Sanctions have been exhausted.”
This is what the U.S. had to say about North Korea’s recent missile launch:
Check out the Full BBC Article here.
We’ll see what happens next!
Check out last week’s post here.