A new organisation of critics of Whole Foods, the bulk food retailer turned technocratic lightning rod of gentrification and workers' rights grievances, has emerged in San Jose.
In fact, the controversy surrounding the proposed Whole Foods facility at the El Paseo de Saratoga shopping mall draws the grievances to the city's attention
A neighbourhood organisation has filed a lawsuit against San Jose for what it claims to be negligence.
The 40,000 square foot anchor shop is under fire from Citizens for Inclusive Development, according to The Mercury News, who claim the city made it clear the area was intended for "generic, non-grocery usage."
A Signature Project is one where the city constructs both commercial and market-rate housing. The El Paseo de Saratoga complex is one such project.
The city of San Jose is accused of failing to disclose, among other things, the environmental effects of a Whole Foods, according to the lawsuit, which was filed on July 22 in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
According to the lawsuit, at least one group offered expert testimony showing that a Whole Foods shop will have larger effects on air quality and public health than described in draught and final documents.
community fave The Snug wants to bury more roots in the community. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the company will create Little Shucker, a raw oyster bar with a focus on lighter fare and natural wine, as a sister site.
Imperfect Foods, a sustainable grocery delivery service, has announced it will close its Bayview factory by mid-September, following in the footsteps of Anheuser Busch and Amy's Kitchen.
the company will consolidate its manufacturing in Los Angeles and will provide severance and relocation alternatives to its warehouse employees at 1616 Donner Avenue in response to "changing market circumstances."