This is the year that the shopping public learned a lot more about John Mackey, the person — from Mackey himself. “I have my own views and they’re not necessarily the same as Whole Foods’,” the 56-year-old founder of Whole Foods Market told an interviewer in a January profile in The New Yorker. “People want me to suppress who I am.” Over the past year, Mackey has become more vocal, expressing opinions and commenting on current events that ...

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