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    Arrow Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    The CEO has been using your money to be a perv...

    Grocery CEO resigns after arrest in child prostitution sting
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    February 13, 2011 1:30 p.m. EST

    (CNN) -- The chief executive officer of a Western grocery store chain resigned after he was arrested in a child prostitution sting, according to police and CNN affiliate KNXV.

    Michael Gilliland, 52, was one of eight people arrested in the sting, said Steve Martos, spokesman for Phoenix police. He is accused of soliciting sex online from a girl who identified herself as a minor on Thursday, he said.

    Nevertheless, "the suspect arranged a meeting with this underage female" and allegedly drove to a hotel to meet her, authorities said. "The suspect agreed to pay the underage female for sexual intercourse," police said.

    Gilliand founded Wild Oats Market, which was bought by Whole Foods in 2007, and was the CEO of Sunflower Farmers Market. He was charged with felony child prostitution.

    Sunflower said in a statement that Gilliland resigned from his executive position and from the company board of directors, according to KNXV.

    "Sunflower appreciates the respect that Mr. Gilliland has shown for the company by his action, so that his personal affairs will not affect the company," acting CEO Chris Sherrell said in the statement.

    Gilliland told the company "that he believes he is not guilty of the charges brought against him, and that he expects to be exonerated," according to the statement, KNXV reported.
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    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    that's not the CEO. just a member of the board.

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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    He is not currently nor has he ever been the CEO of Whole Foods. It says as much in the very article you posted.

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    Typical Trader Joe propaganda.
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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    Wow. And I actually go to that store. Never seen any perverted pictures on the walls or anything.

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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    The perverts are the ones stocking your produce friends.
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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    OK - he was Sunflowers CEO. Here's a nice article. They forgot to mention the predisposition toward being a perv part, however.

    CEO of the Year: Mike Gilliland
    He applies hard-earned lessons to Sunflower Farmers Markets
    By Mike Taylor

    Mike Gilliland walks - limps, actually - through the produce section of the newly opened Sunflower Farmers Market in Lafayette at 8:30 in the morning, shaking hands and saying hello to a few employees next to neatly stacked peppers and tomatoes. Gilliland seems to know them all, and they know him, probably because they're part of the team that is deployed to get new stores up and running, and there have been a lot of those, an average of eight a year.

    Gilliland, the 2010 ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year, launched Sunflower Farmers Markets in 2002 with a no-frills feel and the slogan "Serious Food ... Silly Prices." Since then the Boulder-based grocery chain has grown to 32 stores in six Southwest markets, including 12 in Colorado, with plans to enter California, near Sacramento, in early in 2011. (Watch a Fox News video about Gilliland.)

    Up until 18 months ago, Sunflower's same-store sales were in double digits. That's slowed to low single digits amid the recession, some cannibalization with Sunflower stores vying with each other, outside competitors such as Sprouts moving in, and traditional supermarkets dropping prices on produce to compete.

    Still, largely on the strength of new-store growth, Sunflower's sales increased about 50 percent from 2008 to 2009 and are up 35 percent this year over 2009. Sunflower President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Sherell expects sales to increase another 20 percent to 25 percent in 2011.

    On this early Monday in November at the Lafayette store, about half an hour passes before Gilliland explains that his slight limp is the result of a hike into the Grand Canyon with a buddy a few days earlier. "Three hours down and five hours up," he says.

    That Grand Canyon descent and re-emergence doesn't exactly mirror Gilliland's 25-year career in the natural-foods business, but it'll do as an analogy. Gilliland and then-wife Libby Cook got into the natural-foods retail business in the mid-'80s somewhat accidentally, buying a convenience store on University Hill in Boulder they found while browsing the "Opportunities" section of the newspaper.

    "I was just looking for something I could run," he says. "We found a little convenience store, and it started from there. I didn't have any predisposition toward the food business or the grocery business before that."

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    ^he has a kid toucher face
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    I just purchased a shit load of groceries from Sunflower. They had grapes for 88 cents a lb.
    my kids love grapes so I had to get them. And it is conveniently located next to the gym I go to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkindskunk View Post
    I just purchased a shit load of groceries from Sunflower. They had grapes for 88 cents a lb.
    my kids love grapes so I had to get them. And it is conveniently located next to the gym I go to.
    Thanks, ken.
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    I don't fucking care. I don't even know who the hell Dave Wang is.
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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    Do your kids get the personal touch there?
    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Do your kids get the personal touch there?
    haha very funny.grow up

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmjamalawesome View Post
    Thanks, ken.
    who the fuck is ken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkindskunk View Post
    who the fuck is ken?
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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    Quote Originally Posted by superkindskunk View Post
    I just purchased a shit load of groceries from Sunflower. They had grapes for 88 cents a lb.
    my kids love grapes so I had to get them. And it is conveniently located next to the gym I go to.
    88 cents an lb isn't worth what your kids' grapes have to go through in that store, Ken.
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    thanks for proving that no matter what gets posted you guys will flame the sh*t out of it. I needed a good laugh. I don't even go to Sunflower Market or give care about grapes.
    I am a girl so that is why I asked who was Ken.
    Last edited by superkindskunk; 02-13-2011 at 04:25 PM.

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    cheers. I just had a shot of vodka because I love you guys. Have a nice upcoming week.

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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    Kids like semen right?

    Police: DNA Links Man To Semen In Yogurt

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A 31-year-old Albuquerque man accused of giving his semen disguised as a free yogurt sample may face a battery charge for the incident, police say.
    Albuquerque police said DNA tests showed Sunflower Market employee Anthony Garcia gave his semen to a female customer disguised as a free yogurt sample, and police sources said the man may have tried the same thing at a different Sunflower location.

    “The Albuquerque Police Department confirmed that the sample taken last week from the Sunflower Market was semen,” said Trish Hoffman, of the Albuquerque Police Department. “It was confirmed that the sample was from Anthony Garcia.”
    Police said Garcia was booked on an outstanding warrant for a criminal sexual contact of a minor, but it's what he's accused of doing inside a store that has received national attention.
    Investigators said Garcia offered a female customer a sample of what he said was Greek yogurt, but she called the police. The police did a DNA test and now, Garcia may face a battery charge.

    Police said that another allegation has been waged against Garcia after the first victim accused him of passing off semen as yogurt.
    “(We) have never dealt with a case like this in all the years (that) I've been in law enforcement. It's horrific. It's horrific for the victim,” Hoffman said.
    Hoffman said even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is involved with the investigation.
    “If in fact there was a tampering with the food, (FDA officials) could possibly seek charges,” Hoffman said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J~$$$$ View Post
    Kids like semen right?
    We all were kids once and if it weren't for semen we would not exist.

    YAY SEMEN!!!!!!
    Last edited by superkindskunk; 02-13-2011 at 04:31 PM.

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    Does GPS work at Trader Joe's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Hey GPS are you the checker at Trader Joe's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzz View Post
    Hey GPS are you the checker at Trader Joe's?
    No.
    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Funny I was buying some booze at the Cat City/PS location yesterday and I wanted to ask the checker if he was GPS from the board because you both have the same name...

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    Default Re: Here's why you've been paying high prices at Whole Foods Market

    The checkers name tag said "Gay Bob"?

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