Jeff Wells

Reporter, Supermarket News

Jeff Wells is a reporter with Supermarket News, covering health and wellness issues for the magazine's quarterly Whole Health supplement. Jeff previously worked for consumer magazines and has written for various publications and websites. He does most of his shopping at Whole Foods and the corner bodega, but he can’t go too long without making the pilgrimage to Costco.

Posts by Jeff Wells

in Refresh Feb 04, 2008

Pass the Vitamin Water, Bro

Budweiser beer, Doritos, luxury cars and big-budget movies made their usual rounds during Sunday’s Superbowl, which drew 97.5 million viewers. So it....More
in Refresh Jan 31, 2008

Q&A: Green Grocer Chicago

It’s always great to hear from independent natural and organic retailers. Many of them are passionate, uncomplicated operations that have their....More
in Refresh Jan 29, 2008

A Fond Fare-Well

Natural and organics retailing has come a long way from wide-plank floorboards and bulk bins of brown rice. It’s a multibillion-dollar industry that’....More
in Refresh Jan 24, 2008

Wal-Mart's Sustainable Mission Rolls On

In a speech yesterday to more than 7,000 store managers, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott spoke of a future where solar panels and windmills might greet....More
in Refresh Jan 18, 2008

Cloned Opinions

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval this week of food from cloned animals drew a storm of reaction from the food industry and beyond. It....More
in Refresh Jan 15, 2008

FDA OKs Food from Cloned Animals

This afternoon the Food and Drug Administration gave its official approval of food coming from cloned animals and their offspring. In its final....More
in Refresh Jan 15, 2008

The Debate is in the Bag

Last week saw two very different answers to a question that’s on the minds of many retailers and consumers: What to do about all those plastic bags?....More
in Refresh Jan 11, 2008

The Carbon Balancing Act

It seems everyone is getting into carbon offsets these days: Banks, colleges, restaurant chains, airlines — and supermarkets, to name a few. Even....More
in Refresh Jan 08, 2008

Making Tracks

The spinach scare of 2006 and rash of meat recalls from this past year have made retailers anxious for a fresh start. That’s why many are making....More
in Refresh Jan 04, 2008

Required Reading

Berkeley-based food thinker Michael Pollan used his last book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” to examine how we Americans get our food. This time, he’s....More
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