Before Sprouts Farmers Market opens its newest store in Norman on Wednesday, March 27, the grocer is holding a contest to find its biggest fan. The winner receives a 2-minute shopping spree the day before the store opens. To enter, tell Sprouts why you are their biggest fan in 100 words or less at www.sprouts.com/spree. The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. this Friday and the winner will be announced Monday. The “Sprouts sprint” takes place Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. Good luck!
Whole Foods Market wants all products on its shelves labeled for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and has set a deadline of 2018. However, many of its suppliers are already working on it and the grocer believes it will see progress much sooner. GMOs are food products made from genetically modified crops and are controversial because the products are often not labeled, keeping consumers in the dark. Whole Foods’ move is expected to set an example for other grocers by requiring GMOs on the label, which lets customers make the choice. Currently, the only way to avoid GMOs is to buy certified organic products. To read more about Whole Foods and its commitment to GMO labeling, click here.
Forbes today released its annual ranking of the world’s richest people, and some notable retailers made the list. Oklahoma’s own David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby, is #276 with an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion. Love’s founders Tom and Judy Love came in at #384 with $3.5 billion.
The biggest gainer on the list is Amancio Ortega, of Zara, a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer, who moved up two spots to #3 with $57 billion.
Other retailers include Bernard Arnault, of LVMH, which owns the Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy brands (#10), Wal-mart’s Christy Walton (#11), Stefan Persson of H&M (#12), Wal-mart’s Jim Walton (#14), Wal-mart’s Alice Walton (#16) and Wal-Mart’s S. Robson Walton (#17.)
For more on Oklahoma’s energy billionaires, check out what our Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth wrote earlier today.