Saturday, August 15, 2009

John Mackey Angers Believers - But Where will the Shoppers go?

Last week John Mackey, CEO of the organic Whole Foods, wrote a post in the Wall Street Journal saying "The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare" which consisted of "Eight things we can do to improve health care without adding to the deficit."
Many have reacted to such apostasy by boycotting the stores while Mackey argued that health care is not a right, noting that neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution guarantees it.
The piece starts with a Margaret Thatcher quote, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money," and that has some Whole Foods shoppers gasping for air.

A bunch of Whole Foods shoppers have taken their issues with this piece to the Internet, where people on the Twitter and Facebook are calling for a boycott of the store.

But where will the shoppers go?

Maybe to the more expensive organic stores.

Perhaps Wal-Mart, they do have lower prices, but really, Whole Foods shoppers at Wal-Mart?
Just imagine the Whole Foods crowd rubbing elbows with Wal-Mart shoppers, it's doubtful because, they are, well...not their kind.

Trader Joe's, perhaps.

Maybe they can just grow their own food.