Farewell, Wild Oats!

Feb 22, 2007
Natural supermarket giant Whole Foods announced Wednesday it would gobble up smaller rival chain Wild Oats. The marketplace for natural and organic food has grown increasingly competitive, a reality that has plagued Whole Foods in recent months.

Wal-Mart Goes Organic

Jun 4, 2006
Organic food is about to go mainstream. Michael Pollan explores what the globalization of organic food means, and finds it hard to separate the good from the bad. Also, see our interview with Pollan.

Wal-Mart Tries to Clean Up Its Image

Apr 17, 2006
The retailing giant will try to help small local businesses via grants and in-store radio ads, among other things The chain has also started carrying organic products and made attempts at being more transparent in its business practices Hey, it's a start.