FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Reeling from competition and shrinking sales, Whole Foods will lay off 1,500 workers, or 1.5 percent of its workforce, according to reports from forbes.com .
Most of the cuts will come at the store level, where 30 percent of the staff works part time, the story said.
The move follows bad publicity over the months, causing its stock to drop 39 percent to a four-year low, Forbes reports. The Texas-based operator of 422 stores is under pressure to lower its prices.
Whole Foods has local store locations in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, and Westport.
Read the full story here at forbes.com .
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