5@5: Whole Foods' big plans for retail management software | Albertsons readies for IPO

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Whole Foods makes big bet on tech

Through a partnership with software company Infor, Whole Foods is building a cloud-based platform to help handle inventory management and sourcing. According to co-CEO Water Robb, the new software will help the retailer be more traceable and accountable. Read more at Fortune...


Albertsons' IPO ambitions tied to crowded organic food industry

As it prepares to go public, the chain is hoping to gain investors and market share by upping its fresh, natural and organic offerings and expanding its in-house brands. Read more at Bloomberg...

Why Walmart and other retail chains may not fix the food deserts

A new study published online in the American Journal of Public Health says Americans' junk food calories come more from the big-box stores, which are popping up in food deserts, than standard grocery chains. Read more at NPR...


Coke not exploring stake in Chobani: source

Reports this week claimed that competing soft drink companies Coke and Pepsi were looking to invest in the Greek Yogurt company, which has rebounded after slower sales the past few years. Read more at CNBC...


Parents in Australia concerned over cannabis energy drinks promoting marijuana usage

Though it does not contain THC or any psychoactive substance, an energy drink (made with hemp seed extract) being sold in Australian supermarkets has people concerned over its marketing toward teenagers. Read more at The Daily Meal...

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