Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is an Austin, Texas-based foods grocer. The Company has one operating segment, natural and organic foods supermarkets. As of September 26, 2010, the Company operated 299 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Its stores average 37,600 square feet in size and nine years in age, and are supported by its Austin headquarters, regional offices, distribution centers, bakehouse facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood-processing facilities, meat and produce procurement centers, and a specialty coffee, tea procurement and brewing operation. As of September 26, 2010, the Company operated 299 stores, of which 288 stores operated in 38 United States, states and the District of Columbia; six stores in Canada, and five stores in the United Kingdom. It owns 11 stores, two distribution facilities and land for one store in development, including the adjacent property
Whale shark capture and trade banned Peru
The Ministry of Production announced a ban on whale shark (Rhincodon typus) capture in marine waters of Peruvian jurisdiction as well as its landing, transportation, retention, processing and marketing.
Industry praises financial aid for paua fishermen New Zealand
Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the financial assistance package announced by the Government for the Kaikoura commercial paua divers, who have been under considerable financial stress since last year’s earthquake.