Whole Foods

Why would Whole Foods—a company colloquially known as "Whole Paycheck" and as a staple of wealthy neighborhoods—open an 18,000 square foot location in one of the most impoverished parts of Chicago?
Nov 20, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Whole Foods' newest store in Gowanus, Brooklyn is causing local vendors and artists to tread "a fine line" between reaching new customers and supporting what they think of as new, "big" development.
Dec 23, 2013   The New Yorker
When does the opening of a Whole Foods generate national media attention? When the location is Midtown, Detroit.
Jun 10, 2013   Grist
An effort to bring jobs and the first Whole Foods to Prince George's County confronts rezoning debates and backhanded tactics.
Feb 5, 2013   The Washington Post
Starbucks used to be the retailer who symbolically announced the revival of an urban community. Not any longer. Will Doig looks at Whole Foods, the new gentrification symbol, who've "made a science of putting down roots" at "just the right moment".
May 8, 2012   Salon.com
Tanveer Ali sees Detroit, where the impending arrival of retail behemoths has been greeted with enthusiasm by a city in desperate need of jobs and retail outlets, as an interesting test case for theories about the economic value of big-box stores
Mar 5, 2012   Good
DJDave, aka David Wittman, spoofs L.A. culture and the politics of the parking lot in this clever video.
Jun 17, 2011   YouTube