AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market said its founder and chief executive officer, John Mackey, would relinquish the title of chairman of the board at the natural and organic food chain after more than 30 years. Mackey, who had been chairman and CEO since 1978, said in a post on his blog that the move was being made to avoid the “misperception” by shareholder activists about the chairman's duties at Whole Foods. Some shareholder groups have pushed for Whole Foods and other companies to ...

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