Berkshire Hathaway Passed on Whole Foods Purchase


According to Conscience Leadership authored by John Mackey then CEO of Whole Foods Market, investor Warren Buffett passed on purchase of the company in 2017.  At this time Mackey was concern that JANA Investments was attempting a hostile takeover.  Apparently Albertson’s was also disinclined to consider purchase of the company that was eventually acquired by Amazon in June 2017 for $13.7 billion.


John Mackey