Whole Foods Case Study

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Employee-related activities
As we can see, the company has implemented many activities and programs to save more energy and reduce waste, which could harm the environment and creating more pollution. In order to be successful, employees need to participate and cooperate with the company. According to Porter and Kramer (2006), every strategy that the company uses could impact the society more or less. We can analyze by consider in the value chain. 3Rs policy is related to employee and business operation. For reduction policy, implementing paperless ordering system could help reduce paper waste in business operation. It could help to reduce paper consumption and save the environment. Paperless concept could lead the business to lean initiative by cutting unnecessary information or using e-document instead. This concept could effect the way that employees work and lean up business process. It could also save printing ink, which consider being hazardous materials.
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“Is it all true story about what Whole Foods has revealed?” and the answer that I have found on the news was not. Here is pitfalls and opposition from some customers. First, Whole Foods Market claimed that they select and sell organic foods over chemical agriculture; however, their position starts to fade out because of high competition. When Whole Foods Market faces with new competitors from other grocer chains and organic farms have more choice to expand their products, it causes Whole Foods Market to set lower organic standard. Moreover, their conventional farmers can receive a higher ranking than organic grower by doing things such as setting up a garbage-recycling program, and reducing insecticide and establishing aside of plots as a conventional area (Heyes, 2015). This new ranking makes many organic farmers who previously enjoyed with a good relationship with Whole Foods Markets feel

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