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Whole Foods CEO Calls Investors ‘Greedy Bastards’

Plus, Bordeaux beats Paris, and more intel

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  • John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, has been in a fight with activist investor Jana Partners for a while now. The latest? He called them “greedy bastards” who are “putting a bunch of propaganda out there, trying to destroy my reputation and the reputation of Whole Foods, because it’s in their self-interest to do so.” Check out the rest of the Texas Monthly feature on Mackey to get the full deep dive on the internal battle over the future of the grocery chain.
  • Gordon Ramsay, a man who makes money by telling other hoteliers how to fix their businesses on television, owns a hotel that’s lost £13 million over the last eight years and almost £900,000 just last year. Also it has crappy TripAdvisor reviews.
  • According to a new survey, Paris is not the best place to eat in France. It’s Bordeaux. To create the survey, the food site Atabula took into account the size of the city, the number of restaurants, the number of Michelin stars, and inclusions in other food guides, including Le Fooding. Paris and Lyon followed in second and third place.
  • Christopher Kimball, who not-so-amicably decamped from America’s Test Kitchen to launch his own brand, Milk Street, in November 2015, has revealed the trailer for his new show. It looks a lot like his old show — with the added bonus of special guests like José Andrés, Andy Ricker, and Fuchsia Dunlop:

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