1. Whole Foods Shareholders Meet Amid Growth Concerns

    Whole Foods Shareholders Meet Amid Growth Concerns

    Whole Foods Market Inc.'s annual shareholders meeting will convene Friday amid investors' concerns about the organic-food retailer's ability to make changes to address sustained declines in sales growth and steep reductions in its share value. Some investors are saying the Austin, Texas-based company is at an inflection point: it needs to improve its performance in the increasingly competitive grocery industry, or potentially face a challenge to the board in about six months' time, according to people familiar with the matter. A Whole Foods spokeswoman declined to comment. Protest votes against directors without a competing slate of nominees are ...

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