Whole Foods undergoes exec exodus under Amazon takeover: 3 things to know

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A dozen-plus executives and senior managers have left their positions since Amazon bought Whole Foods in August 2017, former employees and recruiters told The Wall Street Journal.

Here are three things to know.

1. Whole Foods leaders who have left under the Amazon umbrella include managers of produce, local food divisions, bakery and sustainability.

2. Tensions are intensifying between Whole Foods and its suppliers, according to CNBC, which cites the WSJ article. Whole Foods called a summit with suppliers the week of March 19 to discuss a point of contention: Whole Foods' new servicing fee, according to the report.

3. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, and Steve Kessel, a senior vice president at Amazon who oversees the grocery store, told WSJ, "We … have maintained our distinctive culture while embracing many of Amazon's leadership principles."

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