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Friday, 1 April 2016

Supplier Management - Featured Food Business: Whole Foods Market Gets it Right the SSQA Way

This is a recognition of stated values; not an endorsement.

One would hope that Whole Foods Market maintains its core values. They align quite well with SSQA principles where others have gone astray following enticing but destructive distractions.If this is truly beyond mere words, Whole Foods Market is on the right path that could be further enhanced through actual adoption of the SSQA concept.

According to Whole Foods: 
"WE CREATE ONGOING WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIPS WITH OUR SUPPLIERS"
Read other Core Values:

Integrity in All Business Dealings

Our supplier partners are our allies in serving the interests of our other stakeholders in bringing to market the safest highest quality products available. We treat them with respect, fairness and integrity at all times and expect the same in return. We seek supplier partnerships that share our concern for social responsibility and the environment.

Honesty and Communication

We are committed to honesty, timeliness and clarity in communicating with our suppliers and we expect the same in return.

Transparency

We seek to create transparency from “farm to fork” with respect to production, planning, sourcing, ingredients, product safety and efficacy in order to bring to market the safest highest quality products available. We work with our supplier partners in eliminating all unnecessary production and distribution costs to help ensure the best possible price.

Education

We partner with our suppliers to educate, inspire and communicate the outstanding quality and benefits of our products to promote a lifestyle of health, balance and well-being.

Innovation/Differentiation

We foster supplier partnerships that enable us to remain at the forefront of the retail food industry, by creating new, unique and innovative products.

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