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The supermarket chain has redefined grocery shopping in the U.S., becoming a stage for artisanal food companies trying to break into the national market. Whole Foods even offers loans to some of those entrepreneurs. Co-CEO and founder John Mackey has said he wants to get into the healthcare business by opening medical clinics.

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People management1
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