Can Whole Foods Market Avoid the Death Spiral?

More importantly, Kroger has reported 49 quarters of same store growth as of second quarter 2016. One has to wonder how Whole Foods is supposed to be able to compete with that.

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Kroger takes Aim at Whole Foods with new Concept

Another possibility is that Kroger will take over select Fresh Market locations. Main & Vine could be the prototype for transforming those stores into something more successful. Whole Foods had better keep a close watch on Kroger; the nation’s largest grocer could soon be in a position to steal most of its business. Main & Vine proves that Kroger can successfully copy Whole Paycheck’s business model and do a better job of executing it.

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