Whole Foods Market’s reported plans to close three of its food-production facilities along the East Coast reflect its efforts to streamline operations and reduce costs, observers said.
The chain will close facilities in Everett, Mass.; Landover, Md.; and Roswell, Ga., and will outsource or move in-store the prepared-foods operations that had been conducted at those sites, according to local reports. Prepared foods have long been a signature element of the chain’s offering,