A WHOLEFOODS STORE in the US found itself at the centre of a tweet-storm after it packaged peeled mandarins in plastic tubs… rather than leaving them in, well, ‘nature’s packaging’.
The image of the mandarins from a Wholefoods store in Oakland, California, popped up on Twitter earlier this week, in a tweet that was shared tens of thousands of times.
The company was accused of wasting packaging and unnecessarily selling the mandarins peeled. Wholefoods were quick to respond:
This isn’t the first time Wholeoods has come under fire for its strange products – it was also home to asparagus water:
The company told the Huffington Post that “a handful of stores experimented with a seasonal product spotlight that wasn’t fully thought through”.