March 5th, 2016 10:27 EST
Whole Foods Pulls Pre-peeled Oranges After Twitter Uproar
"Supermarket chain Whole Foods received a surge of backlash on social media after offering packaged, pre-peeled oranges for sale in its stores.
Twitter user Nathalie Gordon shared a photo of the oranges as she speculated about the necessity of the products.
`If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn`t need to waste so much plastic on them,` she wrote, referring to the plastic container in which the oranges were individually sold."
Whole Foods Market was the first supermarket chain to commit to completely eliminating disposable plastic grocery bags to help protect the environment and conserve resource.
It makes no sense from a marketing or environmental perspective for Whole Foods to sell pre-peeled oranges packaged in plastic containers.
Does Whole Foods feel that their well-to-do customers are too lazy to peel their own oranges? I think that the hipsters, yuppies and other riff-raff who patronize Whole Foods care more about the environment than they do about personal convenience.
After the Twitter uproar Whole Foods promised to remove the offensive product from their shelves.