Whole Foods now faces a significant amount of competition. How should it respond to the changes in the competitive landscape of its industry?

Review the Whole Foods Case Study (pp. 1-6) and answer the questions connected to Chapters 13 and 14 as listed below.  Responses to each question should range from 100-200 words.  Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards (12 point Times New Roman font, double-spacing, 1″ margins, title and reference pages).  Be sure to use the text and/or other sources to support your responses and properly cite the use of such.

  1. Analyze effects of the democratic approach to store operation      and hiring new associates on store performance. (Ch 13)
  2. Whole Foods now faces a significant amount of competition.       How should it respond to the changes in the competitive landscape of      its industry?  What future challenges do you envision for Whole Foods      market? (Ch 14)