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Sarape



Joined: 15 Dec 2004
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Location: Anniston Alabama USA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Whole Foods John Mackey Reply with quote

Surprised to see that no one here is discussing this issue of CEO John Mackey of Whole Foods posting on a Yahoo stock forum for the past 7 years under an alias.

I thought I remember a bunch of C&Zs who shopped at Whole Foods and Wild Oats.

I think it unwise of him to be behaving this way. The equivalent would be someone like me turning out to be the owner of a haught-cuisine restaurant.

Of course, we never allowed either of these grocers in the great Red state of Alabama
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msue



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarape,

Could you share more about this or provide a link? I am a regular WF shopper and am interested to learn more.
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msue



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never mind, Sarape. Lazy me googled it and read what I wanted to know. Thanks!
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Sarape



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118489605659672573.html

That's the link to the Wall Street Journal article (one of them on Mackey).
I may have to post the text, since the WSJ is by subscriber only.

Here's another WSJ article.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118479896263070862.html
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link -- (no subscription required)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1645168,00.html
to a Time Magazine article about the same subject. Interesting.
Hi Sarape, you have not posted in a while!
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Sarape



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I've been doing other things. I painted the entire inside of my house -- doors, trim, windows, ceilings, and walls this past winter.

And I have started building some hi-fi vacuum-tube amps recently (hobby stuff).

And I've been a thorough reader of The Wall Street Journal. I've found it to be a wonderful newspaper.

I'll try and stay tuned to C&Z.
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Nicki



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting stuff. If I'm honest, I don't really have a problem with anonymous postings on the internet, but to me it seems a bit pathetic that Mackey would praise himself on the internet using a pseudo identity Confused

Talking of Whole Foods reminded me of an article I read in a Times supplement recently, that totally cracked me up! Found it on the internet for you guys. I haven't been to the store yet, can't decide whether I want to....!!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/a_a_gill/article1945332.ece
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that wasn't high praise for Whole Foods! I think Whole Foods in the USA has a better reputation, but I've never shopped in one.

On Internet anonymity I'm probably with the majority -- I think everyone, except me, should provide their real name and address Wink
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