WHOLE FOODS' MACKEY WALKS OUT DURING FOWL REMARKS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- John Mackey, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, led a spontaneous walkout of corporate executives and shareholders that lasted a few minutes during last week's annual meeting here.The walkout came moments after a representative of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals began reading a statement questioning Whole Foods'

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- John Mackey, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, led a spontaneous walkout of corporate executives and shareholders that lasted a few minutes during last week's annual meeting here.

The walkout came moments after a representative of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals began reading a statement questioning Whole Foods' policy on animal welfare and a few minutes after shareholders heard an extended stateme

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